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William D. Edelblute

Kennewick Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. How do I get my husband to remove me from the mortgage after divorce is finalized

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. William D. Edelblute
    3. Christine Bennett
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    How can you legally force him to remove me? You can't, may be the answer. Courts typically order a refi, if possible, or if not, that the house be sold. But since the house is not worth the loan amount, it could not be sold without a "short sale" where the lender agrees to accept less than the loan amount. As to whether the divorce automatically removes you from the title, the problem is your name being on the mortgage, not on the title. A decree awards a judgment for the house to the...

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  2. I was 'laid off' (with pay for unused vacation days) following an incident where the firm wanted me to lie for them.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Julie Anne Oberbillig
    2. William D. Edelblute
    2 lawyer answers

    At this point, you do not have a reason stated by the employer for the "layoff." If you are applying for unemployment comp, then as part of that process the employer will be asked for the reason, and you will know if they are saying it was because of the information you gave customers about the R-value, or whether they will claim some other reason. Especially if there is an appeal hearing. You are also entitled by statute to review your personnel file, which may state the reason, you are...

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  3. If I report a probation violation to someone's Probation Officer - will they even do anything about it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    If she is drinking enough around her children to endanger them, you could report it to Child Protective Services, part of the State Department of Social and Health Services. Although "mommy drinks wine" all the time is somewhat vague, they may at least contact her and offer to link her up with treatment, even if there is not enough evidence of neglect to take action.

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  4. Do we have to belong to the homeowners association?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Spencer A'Lee Wildig Stromberg
    2. William D. Edelblute
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    3 lawyer answers

    Either there are CC and Rs requiring your membership in an association or there are not. A competent attorney can review the records through the Auditor's office to determine what obligations your property is burdened with, and obtain any bylaws and regulations. It sounds like there is likely such a requirement, as you are aware of being charged a "fee" or dues, and you are clearly aware of an "association treasurer." CC and R's are like any other agreement, they can be broad in scope...

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  5. What should be done if new evidence arises after pleading guilty to avoid life sentence?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. William D. Edelblute
    4 lawyer answers

    The three answers already given are great advice. 1) Did your husband admit factually to acts constituting the crime at the time of his plea? As opposed to an "Alford" plea where the Defendant says he does not agree to the facts, but wants the deal to avoid the greater penalty. If he admitted to facts constituting guilt, there is a very low likelihood the change in story by the codefendant will sway anyone into believing there has been an injustice. 2) Can he "file an appeal?" He can if...

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  6. My ex is taking me back to court to lower child support again. We have been divorced for 6 years. Can I get alimony?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. William D. Edelblute
    3. Bruce Clement
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot get alimony if it was not ordered originally. It could be modified if ordered originally. You waived alimony by not asking for it originally, or by not appealing any decree that denied any request for alimony. Your efforts are better directed at fighting his attempts to lower child support. His listing you as a creditor in bankruptcy implies there is some kind of property or fee award to you that is unsatisfied. He cannot discharge support obligations in bankruptcy.

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  7. Appealing an order from District to the Superior Court.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    The RAPs do not apply. The rules that apply when appealing from District to Superior are the Rules for Appeal from Court of Limited Jurisdiction. (RALJ)

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  8. The company I work for in Seattle was recently purchased by a larger company from Utah. Can they legally fire me for pot use?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    2. Julie Anne Oberbillig
    2 lawyer answers

    This could be complicated. For one thing, marijuana use in private is now legal, so even though you use it for medical purposes, the company will have to decide whether they are going to terminate people for legal drug use, off the job, as a general policy. Arguably, you have a disability that requires accommodation, but that ordinarily involves requesting accommodation of your job duties, which isn't quite the case here. So if you went to the company first, your request to be allowed to...

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  9. If I want to appeal anti harassment order!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    1 lawyer answer

    An appeal is based on the record made in the lower court, and ordinarily no new factual evidence is considered on appeal. You can file a motion for reconsideration, within 10 days of the judgment, based upon new evidence that could not have been discovered in time for the original hearing.

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  10. Does cps have a time limit on appeals , 18 months since appeal with the regional director for childrens admin, no response

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
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    CPS has only 30 days from receipt of your request for review by the agency to make a decision and send it to you by certified mail. This requirement is contained in RCW 26.44.125 (4). Either CPS has dropped the ball, or they may claim you did not properly request review, which had to be requested by you in writing within thirty days of the notice of founded finding to you. If you properly requested review and no decision was ever made, then this needs to be straightened out,...

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