Dave Hawkins’s Answers

Dave Hawkins

Seattle Child Custody Lawyer.

Contributor Level 20
  1. As an immigrant, do I have to notify USCIS if I'm moving to a different apartment in the same building?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Neil Ian Fleischer
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Dave Hawkins
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes.

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  2. Is my Landlord responsible for his manager assaulting me ? The manager was charged for the crime..

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Patrick Francois Delfino
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, your landlord may be found liable if the actions of his employee were taken while in the scope of that employment. Please consult with a personal injury attorney.

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  3. How do I get my abusive ex's rights dropped to our kids.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. Kristin Scheel
    3 lawyer answers

    In Wa., the only circumstance where parental rights are terminated (as opposed to restricted which are two completely different things) by adoption or action of the state. There is no legal basis for you to ask that his parental rights be terminated unless there is an active adoption in place for someone else to step into his shoes as Father. This does not mean that you are prevented from asking for further restrictions, but the statute doesn't allow for one parent to terminate the parental...

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  4. What kind of settlement can I expect from a severe slip and fall incident. I can't get an answer from my lawyer.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Scott W Edwards
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    8 lawyer answers

    I for one would never want to second guess another attorney as to what your settlement may be --there is no way for any of us to know that without reading the demand letter. If you do not trust your attorney, hire another.

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  5. Can Grandparents reasonably offer Judge ability to grant temp custody while divorce is litigated? Washington State case

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Michael James Pratum
    3. Robert Ricci
    3 lawyer answers

    A complicated factual scenario which offers little relief. Only the parents are parties to the Dissolution of marriage and a court may not place a child with a third party unless that third party files a Petition to intervene or an actual third paty custody petition which is difficult in Wa. state because a custodial parent has absolute control over where the child lives or even who sees the child. Grandparents have no custodial rights to children unless the child is living with the...

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  6. Child custody...friend beaten by husband in front of the children, she is also 28 wks pregnant.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    Her fears are unfounded and misplaced. In Wa. state, one does not "Sign custody over' in dissolution proceedings. She needs to see an attorney on Monday, file for divorce and get some termporary orders in place to protect herself and her child. By making invalid assumptions as to how the courts and the law works, she is only harming herself. The only advice she should be taking relative to the law is from a licensed attorney.

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  7. Is SEPARATION REQUIRED to file with the Petition?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Bruce K Pruitt-Hamm
    3. Daniel Seth Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    NO. The division of property and debt can be set forth in the Petition as Attachments, i.e. Attachment A (Petitioner' property), attachment B (Respondent's property) etc. or in the body of the Petition.

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  8. Police seized and impounded vehicle,how can they give my car away before any kind of legal proceeding?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. John Douglas Lloyd
    3. Alan Sanders Richard
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire an attorney. Your case concerns criminal procedure and if you do not understand criminal procedure then your course seems clear.

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  9. Why does a man who is a sex offender, violent felon and violent repeat offender still have the right to his child?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Glenn E. Tanner
    3. Paulette R Burgess
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    Because the US Supreme court has ruled that parenting is a fundamental right that cannot be terminated unless the State acts to do so pursuant to the law.

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  10. I interviewed an attorney and afterwards he would not give me a written fee agreement to take home. Is this a red flag?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. John M. Tymczyszyn
    3 lawyer answers

    Not necessarily. Some attorneys do not want their unsigned fee agreements circulating in the general public for fear that they could be used by other attorneys.

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