Jennifer Michelle Anderson’s Answers

Jennifer Michelle Anderson

Seattle Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 7
  1. My son is getting out of long term incarceration, and taking him will cost me my home, everything...

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lina Beckford
    2. Jennifer Michelle Anderson
    2 lawyer answers

    You may want to check into an option called a "Child in Need of Supervision" (CHINS) petition. A CHINS can be filed by a parent or child and essentially establishes a dependency action regarding that child. You're likely not going to get what you're looking for by calling CPS. CPS is reactive rather than proactive and is unable to file a dependency petition except under very limited circumstances. If you are unable to pay, an attorney will be appointed to you after the CHINS is granted. It...

  2. Question about dv

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Michelle Anderson
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    In Washington, you can usually arrange to make payments on court-ordered fees. You can generally do this by getting in touch with the court (probably the clerk - whoever you were supposed to pay the fee to), explaining the situation, and asking to set up a payment plan. This will make it obvious that you do care about paying your obligation and are not just blowing it off. Also, I would think that you should be able to call the attorney that represented you when you pled guilty to get some...

  3. Can i get a passport if i have a warrant?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Michelle Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm not going to answer your question directly, but I would recommend that anyone with a warrant attempt to quash it before you are arrested (which is, really, inevitable). Do you have a criminal defense attorney? If so, I'd recommend that you call that person and ask him/her what the procedure is to quash.