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Arianna Cozart

Wenatchee Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Am I allowed to collect child support?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    2. Peter Jaret Abbarno
    2 lawyer answers

    I have seen the court both grant a credit for child support during a time period a child changed primary residence and deny it. It really depends on the circumstances. Was the two month period part of your parenting plan? If not, I would speak to your caseworker with the Division of Support Enforcement (assuming they are involved). If he is still living with you, I would move for modification of the child support right away. The courts will RARELY modify a child support order retroactively....

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  2. Today Thursday Jan. 17th, 2013. For the first time, 2 men bounty hunters come into my familys home searching for my ex-boyfiend

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    Bounty Hunters, a.k.a. Recovery Agents are governed by the following statute in Washington State: RCW 18.185.300 (1) Before a bail bond recovery agent may apprehend a person subject to a bail bond in a planned forced entry, the bail bond recovery agent must: (a) Have reasonable cause to believe that the defendant is inside the dwelling, building, or other structure where the planned forced entry is expected to occur; and (b) Notify an appropriate law enforcement agency in...

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  3. How to stop a Spouse that wants to move out of state with child

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    I suggest you get a temporary parenting plan ordered immediatly and ensure you are legally seperated if you have not already filed for divorce. These are important steps not only to protect your children but also your financial liabilities.

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  4. How can I legally take my children out of Washington State.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    Review your parenting plans and final court orders regarding the custody of your children. Those documents should state what the requirements are for you to move out of state. Most likely, you will need to petition the court to move out of state, which either of your ex-husbands can fight. I would request a consultation with the lawyer that handled either of your dissolutions or if you handled them yourself, call around and see if you can get a free consultation with a family lawyer. Make...

  5. My husband tricked me into filing a joinder releasing everything we have to him and full custody and child support.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    I would hire an attorney immediately. If you cannot afford one, contact Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS) to see if you can obtain an appointment with an attorney through them. Their number is in the phone book.

  6. I am employed by the City of Seattle. I was injured on the job. Employer is modifying dr.'s APF Back pain worsening. Atty?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    Are you part of a union? If so, I would bring this issue to your union immediately. I would absolutely suggest you contact an attorney that specializes in workplace injury or Labor and Industries claims and document everything relating to your situation until you are able to meet with the attorney.

  7. Do I have need of an employment/labor attorney?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Arianna Cozart
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    In Washington State, it may be illegal for your boss to discriminate against you for either a disability (which may be difficult to show since you are still performing the same duties) or for filing a worker's compensation claim. If you have filed a worker's compensation claim, my first suggestion would be to alert the Labor and Industries Department to your situation. Discrimination claims require you to show an adverse employment action, thus far your issues with not receiving the...

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  8. Do I need an employment lawyer?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arianna Cozart
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes, you need to get an employment lawyer. I do not have enough facts to tell you what all legal causes of action you may have, but your boss sounds like he has acted inappropriately enough that he may be liable for several issues.

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