Joshua Nihan Foreman’s Answers

Joshua Nihan Foreman

Seattle Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. I'm a non-custodial parent, and my ex moved to a location where visitation is almost impossible. What can I do to see my son?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Nihan Foreman
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2 lawyer answers

    To the excellent answer above I would add this: the ex is in contempt if he or she failed to give you the required notice of the intended relocation. . Any noncustodial parent who receives a Child Relocation Act notice, and who objects to the relocation, should IMMEDIATELY object AND file and serve a temporary restraining order on the other parent. . I represented "Dad" in a Child Relocation Act objection mock trial, that was decided by a real Superior Court judge, at a King County Bar...

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  2. Do grandparents have legal rights to have custody of my son? They forged my name they been filing behind my back illegal.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Nihan Foreman
    2 lawyer answers

    see also In re Custody of S.C.D.-L., a unanimous opinion of our State's Supreme Court, which was released today (Nov. 10, 2010) . onine at http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&filename=841861MAJ

  3. Do grandparents have legal rights to have custody of my son? They forged my name they been filing behind my back illegal.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Nihan Foreman
    2 lawyer answers

    Grandparents can only get custody under RCW 26.10.032, the non-parental custody statute. . See a decision this year by our state's Supreme Court at: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-supreme-court/1509258.html . There is a high Constitutional presumption in favor of biological parents' custody, as long as the parents are fit. . There are a lot of good family law attorneys in Vancouver, such as Steve Bogdon: . http://www.mywsba.org/default.aspx?tabid=178&RedirectTabId=177&Usr_ID=12956 ....

  4. Is there any way to get a GAL legally removed from your case; and get her license revoked?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Nihan Foreman
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. . Grievance rules -- 2000 c 124: "Each superior court shall adopt rules establishing and governing procedures for filing, investigating, and adjudicating grievances made by or against guardians ad litem under Titles 11, 13, and 26 RCW." [2000 c 124 § 16.] . RCW 26.12.175(5): "If a party in a case reasonably believes the court-appointed special advocate or volunteer guardian ad litem is inappropriate or unqualified, the party may request a review of the appointment by the program. The...

  5. How can i prove that i am insistent when it comes to DV and Criminal Mischief?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Nihan Foreman
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    You don't have to prove anything. The prosecution has to prove that you are guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt. Don't tell the police anything except your name and that you deny the charges. If you can't afford a private attorney, use the public defender; they know their job, they just have too many clients. Your lawyer may be able to cut you a deal. If you go to trial, look your best. Listen to the questions carefully, and then answer them, briefly and to the point. Stay calm, and speak up, so...