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Jacob Brian Smith

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  • This started with a 1 year Civil No contact order. I am the Pro Se respondent father. Eventually divorce was filed

    The 1 year Civil restraining order ends in a week. Seems that other party has not pursued extension. I have been visiting my child via supervised visitation couple of times every week. There is a GAL appointed who is yet to submit any report. The ...

    Jacob’s Answer

    It is impossible to know without more info, especially why you were only allowed supervised visits.

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  • My son wants to live with me and i don't know what the age limit is in Washington state. He is 14.

    divorced and my kid wants to live with me.

    Jacob’s Answer

    Children do not get to choose who to live with until they are legal adults at age 18 in Washington. You can petition to modify the parenting plan, however. If the judge finds that it is in the best interests of the child to live with you then he/she will find in your favor.

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  • In the state of Washington, can the parent with full custody of a child, grant power of attorney to a partner for that child?

    We are seeking to draft a full,power of attorney for myself to handle school stuff, medical and to also enforce the custody and visitation orders set by the court for my fiancé when he is not home and we have to contend with the bio mom

    Jacob’s Answer

    I don't think this is possible but maybe someone that knows for sure will respond.

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  • I know online settlement calculators are not the same as a lawyer BUT

    What formula are online settlement calculators (for personal injury and car accidents) even using? I just want an idea of how close/far-off this number is from what an attorney will ultimately come up with.

    Jacob’s Answer

    It will not even be close to the amount your case is worth unless it is pure coincidence.

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  • DovI need a personal injury lawyer?

    Two men came into my property and started to put my car up on a lift. They didnt identify themselves and were driving a plain white truck. When they refused to talk to me I got in between my car and the truck telling my husband to move the car in ...

    Jacob’s Answer

    Yes you can sue. Your case appears pretty strong based on the facts provided.

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  • Can I get my firearms rights reinstated after years of successful rehabilitation if I had a strike one felony conviction 10 year

    10 years ago. Strike one felony conviction. Last encounter with law was 8 years ago. I have successfully completed drug court and am an upstanding citizen with a good job and commitment to obeying the law. I would like to be able to purchase a fir...

    Jacob’s Answer

    It really depends on the facts of your case. Many offices, such as mine, have a checklist they go through for free if you call.

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  • My landlord has been arrested for sexually assaulting me. How do I go about breaking my lease.

    I have a no contact order in place while we go through the court procedures. Because it happen in my work space i am not able to perform my duties.

    Jacob’s Answer

    If I were you I would definitely talk to a personal injury attorney in addition to your lease situation.

    And as for the lease, it depends on some facts. Has the landlord been fired?

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  • Retired and on O.J.I. company has put me through P.T. but refuses to pay for repair surgery. over 1 1/2 years. do I need lawyer

    I drove public transportation from 1975 to 2014. I retired but was on OJI at the time. I did not retire through disability. Company had continued to provide PT, but that has discontinued and I no longer receive any pain relief of any kind. I put i...

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    • Selected as best answer

    You're intuition is correct. Find an attorney yesterday.

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  • A security guard followed me and my 11 year old grandson out of a store. frisked grandson. nothing found, do I have a case?

    . Seattle WA. 98118. embarrassed and humiliated I went back and lodged a complaint. Cameras are throughout the parking lot. When asked for the tape was told it was lost. Police gave case number to my daughter (grandson's mother). Security person j...

    Jacob’s Answer

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is unlikely this could be a successful case for many reasons.

    You could contact a newspaper or news channel and tell them your story and hopefully bring it to light.

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