Kevin R. Scudder’s Answers

Kevin R. Scudder

Seattle Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 6
  1. Washington adult family home care provider is refusing to refund advance monies paid to terminate the admission agreement.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. Kevin R. Scudder
    2 lawyer answers

    I would advise you to go to DSHS and raise the issue with that office. Another possible source is any organization that deals with Elder Abuse. I believe the Attorney General's Office has a department to handle elder abuse complaints, plus the issue of residential homes used to care for that population has been getting a lot of attention in the press lately. A last resort for you would be to file an action in small claims court where you live. No attorneys are allowed in small claims...

  2. My army husband who filed for an annulment when i was out of the country, sent me docs.to sign regarding our marriage

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. Andrew Y. Kim
    3. Kevin R. Scudder
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys that have responded to your question. You should seek an attorney immediately to determine what your husband is doing and to advise you accordingly. As a spouse of someone in the military, and depending on the length of you marriage you may have significant rights that you need to be advised about. And do not sign off on anything until you have taken the documents to an attorney with experience in military marriages.

  3. I have a friend that had been convicted of a drug related crime 8 years ago, he wants to fight for custody of his child.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    3. Kevin R. Scudder
    3 lawyer answers

    I would be interested to know if your friend has ANY contact with the child. "Custody" rights can mean anything from seeing the child once a year, every other weekend, alternating weeks, or anything else that the parents come up with. Your friend's first step is to be clean of drugs and be able to show it to the court. Even if he is not he could still get some contact with the child, though in all likelihood it would be supervised by a third party. Despite what the Mother says the...

  4. Parent plan

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Kevin R. Scudder
    2. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    3. Robert Martin Morgan Hill
    3 lawyer answers

    The first step to take is to look at the "Dispute Resolution" portion of your Parenting Plan. That section covers disputes in the residential schedule that you and your ex cannot resolve. Given that your ex moved the current drop-off / pick-up location does not work and needs to be changed. Your first step is to use the dispute resolution process to resolve the dispute and come up with another solution. Put any agreement that you get in writing signed by the two of you. Best practice would...