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  • When has post secondary support been denied ?

    The child requesting the pses voluntarily estranged herself from me 6 years ago at age 12. She has not wanted anything to do with me since I requested a temp reduction in c/s in 2009 during economic crash. After the last 6 years of no contact she ...

    Peter’s Answer

    Post Secondary Support depends on whether it was reserved in the Final Child Support Order. Generally, it may be requested before the later of the child's 18th birthday or graduation from high school. If a petition is not filed before the later of those dates, then it is generally waived. Post Secondary Support can be calculated based on the child support worksheets if the child is residing at home or based on other factors such as (Cost of Education minus grants/scholarships), then divided between both parents and the child. I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss your options.

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  • Can I move out at 17 without emancipation, but with parental permission?

    To alleviate stress and to get out of an overcrowded house that is uncomfortable and extremely stressful to live in, could I move in with a friend before my 18th birthday so I'm not moving in the middle of the school year? My mom agrees it would m...

    Peter’s Answer

    I recommend you and your mother consult with an attorney. Emancipation is difficult since you must show that you are completely self sufficient (income, insurance, school, etc). Since you only have 8 months until your 18th birthday, there are a number of other options; especially if you are merely living with a friend and your mother is not giving up her parental rights. This may help you on the emancipation issue: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=13.64&full=true

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  • Is there anything I can do to protect myself against a abusive ex that is trying to blackmail me.

    my live in boyfriend of four years and i are in the middle of a ugly break up, and he is very abusive. He told me today that he may be getting into some serious legal trouble and now whenever i do something he doesnt like he says that he is going ...

    Peter’s Answer

    There are a number options such as a civil DV Protection Order, since you were in a relationship with this person and he is abusive; civil Anti-Harassment No Contact Order, since he continues to contact you with no lawful purpose but to intimidate; or contact the police to investigate criminal charges against him for his abuse, threats, and harassment.
    These situations are dangerous and can escalate quickly. I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss the specific issue in your case.

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  • I tried to re-open my L&I(LNI) Claim but i got denied.

    I tried to re-open LNI claim because my low back condition got worst but They denied me because i had a small auto accident after claim was closed. so I'm thinking to protest with my neurologist here is my questions.. If...

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses. To re-open your claim, you must show, through your doctor, that your original injury has objectively become worse. However, if you were injured in a car collision and the injury has worsened because of the car collision, you may have a personal injury claim against the person who caused the injury- hopefully not you.
    I would recommend you consult with an attorney to review your medical records and the potential for re-opening. Most injury attorneys, like me, offer free consultations for injured workers. That would be your next step.

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  • My mother got hurt on the job but wasn't quite yet on the clock. Can she still file a claim with L&I?

    My mother is a caregiver and arrived early to her job. She was going downstairs to get something out of her car and she fell down the stairs and broke her left ankle in two spots. I am afraid the company she works for is going to say she wasn't ...

    Peter’s Answer

    In all likelihood, your mother was still in the course of her employment and the injury should be covered; she appears to have been still at the "work site" merely going to retrieve something from her vehicle that she provides for travel to and from the "work site." However, the Department or Third Party Administrator may still try to fight this issue.
    I recommend you consult with an injury attorney. Most injury attorneys, like me, offer free injury consultations.

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  • I was injured on the job (left elbow) which caused my left hand pink and ring to go numb.

    The doctor gave me maximum improvement reached. Sent me for EMG. This doctor said that no more improvement was possible, no nerve was "stuck" and no surgery needed. Then doctor sent me for IME, resulted in an 18% PPD of my left arm. As my em...

    Peter’s Answer

    It is not uncommon for a claims manager to request the claimant have a second IME or visit another doctor after the initial IME. However, the IME already rated you at 18% so I can only imaging the claims manager is hoping that rating lowers in the second IME or visit to the surgeon. The claims manager may be receptive to closing the claim at 18% and you may re-open the claim if the injury gets subjectively worse. There are too many issues and factors about your case and injury to give you more information or a recommendation.
    In cases like this, I recommend you consult with an injury attorney to help you navigate the closing of your claim. Most injury attorneys, like me, offer free consultations for injured workers.

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  • Can I be placed in non compliance by a counselor in treatment for domestic violence if i did not sign a contract for services?

    i have been in the class for roughly 5 months and brought this fact up several times early on and was told not to worry about it. The counselor recently took another job and the new counselor had recently had my wife in the same classes. She has ...

    Peter’s Answer

    You need to consult with an attorney so that they can review your documents. It would not be standard practice for a counselor/treatment provider to have a previous relationship with your wife and then an ongoing relationship with you; especially if your wife was the alleged victim of the DV. Furthermore, the issue is not the "contract for services" since a court may dismiss that argument since you have been going there for 5 months. The issue is the nature of the noncompliance and evidence of noncompliance. Again, I would urge you to consult with an attorney.

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  • My ex divorced me while I was out of state. I do not receive any support nor did I get any part of our assists. Can I now?

    He makes between $100,000. to $200,000. a year. I am on SSI and live on less that $1000. a month. He got EVERYTHING! I got a load of bills. He now claims I owe him money! Really???

    Peter’s Answer

    There are several options, but more information is needed. For instance, were you not served the proposed final documents and given notice of final entry? Did you sign a joinder? Were you defaulted for failure to respond? It is unlikely that your ex was awarded everything and you nothing without your knowledge and consent. If you consented, there are few options, except to argue that inequity, undue influence, coercion. . . under Civil Rule 60. If any of those actually apply.
    If you did not consent, were not given proper notice, or all the property was not properly before the court for division, then you likely would be able to set aside the decree and re-litigate the matter.
    I highly recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss your options. There is not enough information to properly respond on AVVO.

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  • My ex thinks he gets four weeks of summer vacation and per the parenting plan he only gets two weeks.

    I have tried to explain to my ex the non custodial parent he only gets two weeks uninterrupted weeks. Which he was supposed to submit the dates he wanted by May 15th. He didn't give me his dates until the middle of June and wants 4 weeks. Since he...

    Peter’s Answer

    It depends on the specific language of the parenting plan, and the requirement for mediation if there is a dispute over the language. I would recommend you consult with an attorney to review the parenting plan. There are potential motions for contempt, clarification, temporary orders, etc. However, before that, most parenting plans require mediation.

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  • I would like to know if my daughters in an active cps case can she sign custody of the child she is pregnant with now over to me

    her first two children are already in foster care while she is working on completing requirements from cps to get them back

    Peter’s Answer

    Technically yes, but there are a number of other factors. Such as, the biological father's consent, the circumstances of the CPS investigation, etc. I highly recommend you consult with an attorney. There are too many facts in this case to resolve on AVVO. This is a situation where you will most certainly want to consult with an attorney so no errors are made along the way.

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