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Josephine C Townsend

Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Friend and I were set up got arrested for pcs meth. cops leave bag of drugs accidentally at scene can we still b charged?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    2. Erin Bradley McAleer
    3. J. Denise Carter
    3 lawyer answers

    You got arrested for meth. But cops left the meth behind? Might be hard for them to prove the case

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  2. At what age can a child decide which parent to live with in Washington state?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    The child does not get to make the decision. So they have no decision until age 18. The court decides. Sometimes, depending on the judge, you can get the court to interview the child and take their desire into consideration, but generally, the court decides what the parenting arrangement shall be, not the child.

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  3. WA state child custody and family law, parent's right to terminate parental right and not pay child support

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    1 lawyer answer

    Parents can be held in contempt for not following the court's orders, including the parenting plan. Most courts direct that the children will not be advised of what is going on in the court proceedings, so that there is no alienation I would suggest you not discuss what is going on in the court case with the children.

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  4. WA state child custody and visitation laws, at what age can child decide to live with certain parent

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    2. Melissa Marie Denton
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    Generally speaking, the son has to go, unless there is a third party (counselor, therapist etc) that has filed a report for the court that it would be extremely harmful to the child's emotional or physical well being to continue with the visitation. Courts DO NOT like to lessen visitation and I have had judges hold parents in contempt for not making the children go. Courts believe that both parents should share a relationship, and the difference in parenting styles, including strict rules,...

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  5. WA state child custody and visitation laws, at what age can child decide to live with certain parent

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    2. Melissa Marie Denton
    3 lawyer answers

    generally no. The court beleives that a relationship with both parents is in the children's best interests. Differences in parenting styles are common. If there is actual detriment to the child (harm to physical, mental well being) and it is documented through third parties (ie not you), but through counselors etc. then sometimes you can get a minor modification but they are difficult unless you have the proper documentation to back up your claim.

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  6. Washington State DUI Charge for a 20 y/o , .135 BAC What did i get myself into?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Josephine C Townsend
    3. Jeffrey W Holmes
    4. Elizabeth Hallock
    5. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    5 lawyer answers

    There are two consequences. Civil and criminal. Depending on the case you may be able to get criminal charge reduced the civil consequence is a 90 day suspension. You should talk with an attorney

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  7. Procedure for filing a restraining order in WA state

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
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    You would go to the courthouse, bottom floor and speak to the clerk. They wll help you fill out the application for a temporary restraining order. You will have to return after 1:30 to see if the order was granted. Then the other person has to be served and a full hearing is held within `10 days. If the court finds reason to believe that the other party is a threat, then you will get a protection order.

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  8. WA state child custody and child support laws, appealing denial of visitation

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    1 lawyer answer

    Child support is determined by statute and there is a discount if the person paying the support has other children to support. You can go to the courthouse and see the family court facilitator, or you can contact the bar association and see if you qualify for a volunteer lawyer. There are some lawyers in clark county that would review the case and help you with the support. If she files in court, then you need to reply and present what you believe you are responsible for. Only the income of...

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  9. Child custody and support, temporary custody, procedures in WA state to seek full custody of child

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Josephine C Townsend
    2. Shalini D Gujavarty
    2 lawyer answers

    Everything in family court is done in writing, not generally by speaking to the judge at your court hearing. I would write out a declaration, indicating what has happened and what you want the court do to. Be specific. If you have receipts for items that need to be paid, submit copies to the court with a cover sheet. (ask at the clerk's office or law library for a sample). If you are asking for dad to pay his portion of a cost, take out the parenting plan and child support order that was...

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  10. Do I need an attorney at 1st court hearing if I were to plead 'not guilty'?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Nicholas A. Wood
    2. Josephine C Townsend
    3. Stephen Paul Grant
    3 lawyer answers

    Plead not guilty. You may be eligible for diversion which would keep your record clear

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