She can take you to court but the question is would she win. An attorney
should review the language in the final order of child support. This state
wants parents to contribute to college if they can so hopefully your order
is very clear. Sara Tamblyn, www.tamblynlaw.com
You can make the argument that this is not an extra-curricular but what
falls under the expenses for child support or a treat from Mom. If the
order says you have to agree then you might be safe. It would be up to her
to spend the time/money to bring you to court for contempt knowing it would
I would have to see you final order of child support. If she can't afford
it then she can't. But from the facts you give there is nothing ordering
you to pay for her car and his insurance. Sara Tamblyn, www.tamblynlaw.com
I would get an emergency order temporarily suspending his visitation for contempt and fear of daughters safety. Then there is a full hearing in two weeks where a temporary plan will be ordered. You might have to file for a modification, I would have to see the status of your filings.
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You would have to get a court order forcing her to pay her ½.. It would
probably work in that courts want all other options tried before going to
trial. Is there a mediation clause in your final papers? But now breakdown
who pays how much? If your income is relatively equal the judge will
probably give you the order.
I would have to review all the paperwork and have a better idea of what proposed change you are suggesting. The courts usually, not always, follow the GAL recommendations. Sara Tamblyn. www.tamblynlaw.com email@example.com
You have to give him written notice and if he objects file a petition with the court to relocate. You have to show the court why it is in the child's best interests to move with you. You should consult a attorney, relocations can be tricky.
I would advise you file a parentage action to get a parenting plan giving you primary custody and him either supervised visitation or visitation only if he can show he is sober and taking his medication. You can try this alone with help of family court services or hire an attorney. To protect your son you really need parenting plan filed with the court outlining the parameters of his visitation. This is of course based only in the facts you have given. good luck.
I would need more information especially where you say "my assets".
Washington is a community property state but depending on the length of your
marriage, the court looks at the party's separate and community assets and
debts and makes and equitable (not equal) distribution upon final
I advise that you make consult appointment with a few attorneys, go prepared
able to explain you financial situation, and see what they advise after
getting more information. Good luck.