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Erin Elizabeth Wright

Erin Wright’s Answers

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  • Moving a child

    my daughter will start kinder fall of 2012. currently her mom and i live in the same district but she is moving to another disrict. I have not been notified of the move formally and she has not filed the proper paper work with the courts. what can...

    Erin’s Answer

    Your daughter's mother is relocating your daughter to a new district. She is required to give you timely notice of the relocation. You have 30 from when you received the notice to object to the relocation and/ or move to modify the parenting plan. There are 11 factors in determining whether or not a relocation will be allowed under RCW 26.09.520. The presumption is that the relocation will be allowed, but the objecting party can rebut that presumption. A relocation is grounds for revisiting the PP, so you may want to consider modifying in order to maximize visitations depending on how far your daughter is moving. Relocations do get complicated, and I strongly suggest you consult with a local attorney right away. I offer one free hour long consultations, as do many other attorneys. Feel free to call our office at 360-737-1492 if you want to schedule a consultation. Best of luck!

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  • My girlfriend is 6months pregnant, she is 17 and i am 18, her parents are saying thatthe baby will be living there full time and

    not mine, do i have any legal say or rights as a father, what should i do? and how would i get custody if her parents gett too controlling over my kid since it is mine not theirs?

    Erin’s Answer

    When a baby is about to be born into a split family, it can be difficult. When your daughter has the child, you should file with the court for a Parenting Plan and Child Support. The Parenting Plan will be a court order that will determined based on what is in the best interest of the child. The Parenting Plan will lay out a Dispute Resolution Process, Decisionmaking Authority, Residential Schedule, and who is the Custodial Parent. Parenting Plans can be simple when the two parties work together, however, in more contested situations they can be very complicated. I would highly recommend that you consult a local attorney. I offer one free hour long consultations, as do other attorneys in the Vancouver, WA area. I hope this informaiton helps!

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  • Moving a child to new school district

    if my daughters mother and i both live in the same district and she is moving out side the district can i file contempt of court or anything if our daughter starts school this fall which is just months before the intended move? the PP states "if ...

    Erin’s Answer

    Your daughter's mother is relocating your daughter to a new district. She is required to give you timely notice of the relocation. The above quoted part of the parenting plan is explaining how she must give you notice. You have 30 from when you received the notice to object to the relocation and/ or move to modify the parenting plan. There are 11 factors in determining whether or not a relocation will be allowed under RCW 26.09.520. The presumption is that the relocation will be allowed, but the objecting party can rebut that presumption. A relocation is grounds for revisiting the PP, so you may want to consider modifying in order to maximize visitations depending on how far your daughter is moving. Relocations do get complicated, and I strongly suggest you consult with a local attorney right away. I offer one free hour long consultations, as do many other attorneys. Feel free to call our office at 360-737-1492 if you want to schedule a consultation. Best of luck!

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  • Am I going to have to pay 1/2 the out of state transportation costs?!

    My son was born 2.5 years ago - when I notified his father or the pregnancy, he took off and it has taken me 2 years to finally locate him and get him into court. Next month we are going back to court to discuss visitation. He has never seen my so...

    Erin’s Answer

    Good afternoon. I am sorry to hear about this stressful situation for you. If your son is 2.5 years old and has not seen or spent time with his father in a long time or ever, you should ask the court to enter for a reunification process which will occur locally. This will often include phone calls supervised by a counselor specializing in reunification that lead to personal visits locally again supervised by a counselor. From there, it should go to a long distance parenting plan if visitation is allowed. You should argue that he pay for the costs associated with reunification. However, if the court does not agree to that, you will likely pay your pro-rata share based on your two incomes and the child support worksheet. Feel free to call our office to set up a free consultation and possibly discuss this further. I hope this information helps.

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