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Renee M DeFreece

Everett Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Need to file emergency order in Washington for son in California....Need HELP ASAP

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. Renee M DeFreece
    3. Diane Grecco
    4. Jay Bodzin
    4 lawyer answers

    I would first ask do you have a parenting plan in place? If so, is she the primary parent under that plan? Did she relocate to CA or go on vacation with the child without permission? All of these questions matter when trying to come up with a game plan on how to get your son back. My firm is located in downtown Everett and we specialize in family law. Please take a look at our website Please let me know if I can help you.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. What do we need to do to get custody of step-daughter due to biological Mom's hoarding and CPS involvement ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Renee M DeFreece
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other posting; you will need to file a third party custody. However, keep in mind if a petition is filed in juvenile court for a Dependency action, the Superior Court will not have jurisdiction to hear your case. Third party custody cases require proof of custody of the child, and either the parents are unfit or the environment would be detrimental to the child if returned to the parents care. This statute can be confusing if you are not familiar with it. Let me know if can be...

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  3. If I have in my parenting plan that my parents get 10 consecutative days a year with my kids, can my daughter go if her dad "No"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Bruce Clement
    3. Renee M DeFreece
    3 lawyer answers

    One other thing to consider is does your parenting plan have a priority section? Meaning, does the summer schedule have priority over the school schedule? It can be another basis for you to get court approval to allow the vacation because the vacation was previously contemplated by the parties and the plan allows the summer schedule to have priority over the father's residential time during the school schedule. Obviously, it all comes down to what the parenting plan states. Let me know if I...