Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller’s Answers

Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller

Seattle Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I have retraining orders through family court, and I complaint about the emails I have received from my ex. but the file closed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Bruce Clement
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on whether there was investigation into the case and whether the police department will say that you were helpful in the investigation. From your short description, it sounds like the case was not investigated. But I think you should contact an immigration attorney, and if you are feeling threatened by your ex, don't give up on trying to get the police to investigate.

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  2. What are my chances of fixing my immigration status so I could be here legally?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    2. Lalita Haran
    3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3 lawyer answers

    I believe I wrote an answer to your previous question - the felony as a juvenile does not automatically disqualify you for Deferred Action. You can apply for it! Because it's a juvenile record instead of an adult record, USCIS will consider your application.

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  3. Possible Divorce Outcome

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    3. Bruce Clement
    3 lawyer answers

    There are a lot of factors. The general answer is anything that you bought while you were married, with money you made from working, is half yours and half hers. Also any debts that started during the marriage are half/half. That doesn't mean the judge will divide everything 50/50. Under the law, the judge gets to divide things justly and equitable. That could mean giving extra money to your wife so that she can go back to school and support herself after you get divorced. Or something like...

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  4. How can I find help (pro bono lawyer) for a family law case when I'm low income?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    4 lawyer answers

    To get free legal aid in King County, there are some options. Unfortunately, none of the programs guarantee that they will help you. There is Northwest Justice Project - you have probably called their CLEAR line - available at http://nwjustice.org/get-legal-help, and they are usually limited to giving some advice on the phone and sending you a packet that teaches you how to do things yourself. Or they can refer you to other legal aid agencies. There is the KCBA family law program, where...

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  5. Me and my daughter ,14 yr old, lost court protection order from my husband on 3/22. what do I do ? Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you need a lawyer. Especially if you want to get a new hearing for the protection order and if you want to get a divorce. I suggest calling CLEAR, the statewide legal aid hotline. Here is some info on that: >Call CLEAR Outside King County: Call 1-888-201-1014 weekdays from 9:10 a.m. until 12:25 p.m. CLEAR works with a language line to provide interpreters as needed at no cost to callers. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-888-201-1014 using your preferred...

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  6. Do I still have any options having a felony on my record?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Bradley McAleer
    2. Carl A Munson JR
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    5. John Paul Thygerson
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    If you are talking about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you can definitely apply. If you have been here since before 2007 and haven't left the US for long periods of time. If you have a high school diploma or GED. And, since your felony is a juvenile offense, you can still qualify for DACA. As long as you were not charged as an adult, which you probably weren't since you were only 13 at the time. USCIS ( the immigration office) will consider people with juvenile...

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  7. Divorce attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    2. Gregory Stuart Marshall
    3. Bruce Clement
    3 lawyer answers

    You can agree to settle on the division of debt however you want. If you both agree, you can write it up in the legal documents and file them and make it official. If you go to trial, the judge is required to make a "just and equitable division". This does not mean an equal division. The judge might give someone more debt than the other person based on how much money they make, who the kids are living with, or other factors. So, it sort of depends. This answer is really general, if you consult...

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  8. I served papers before I filed them with the clerk. Is this a problem?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    3. Bruce Clement
    3 lawyer answers

    It is generally fine to serve before you file, as long as you can prove that you served them. The important thing is to make sure that if you get any new papers after you filed - for example, a document called a Case Schedule - you serve the new papers to the other party also. Any document that has a hearing date on it should be served to the other party. For example, if you forget to serve those papers later, the other party could say they didn't know about a hearing. Make sure to save a copy...

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  9. Do i really need an attorney? (daca)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Scarborough
    2. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    3. Barbara A Marcouiller
    4. Nicklaus James Misiti
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not required to have a lawyer when you are applying for things from USCIS, including applying for DACA, for a green card, for asylum, etc. The application is somewhat complicated, so if you decide to do it by yourself, make sure to read ALL the information you can get from the USCIS website. I believe they have some good FAQ pages, and also the form "Instructions for 821-D" is super important for you to read. It explains which forms you need to fill out, where you need to send the...

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  10. I am unemployed & need to file an adjustment of child support. What can be adjusted on the worksheet? How long does it last?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Kaminski
    2. Celeste Evening Star Donnelly Miller
    3. Bruce Clement
    3 lawyer answers

    Child support is based on your income and the other parent's income. So you need to prove what your new income is (probably the amount you get in unemployment pay). After that, the amount and child support and the percentage of expenses will automatically change based on your new income amount. Like the other lawyer said, the court will not allow a reduction in child support if you quit your job on purpose. If you were laid off or fired then you have a much better chance of getting the...

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