Military PCS'd Dec . '11 . Non custodial parent relocated during same time frame . Attorney for non custodial parent withdrew from case in Jan . '12 . Trial date was set for Jul . '12 and dismissed due to absence of non custodial parent and my attorney . Contacted my attorney to re - open the case and proceed . Unable to do so due to unknown whereabouts of non custodial parent . Last known whereabouts Dallas , Texas . Non custodial parent is illegal immigrant with criminal record . Need parentage case completed in order to obtain passport for my child due to possible overseas orders . Have not spoken nor heard from non custodial parent since Feb . '11 . Need explanation of what actions to take in order to resolve parentage case . Case was opened in Tacoma , WA at Pierce County Superior Court .
Child Custody Lawyer
There are a number of alterntives process whcih would require court appoval. Please scheudle an apointemt with an attorney to assist you.
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Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
If the NCP was properly served, and had an attorney, and has now fallen off the planet, you can inform the court of what has transpired, and then ask the Court to enter orders anyway. Your case was probably not actually dismissed - if that is true then you need to ask to have the order of dismissal vacated.
There are lots of good family law attorneys available in Pierce County who can help you with this. Rachel Rolfs is especially good with absconding NCP's. Hope this helps. Elizabeth Powell
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A parentage petition can be served even if the noncustodial parent cannot be found. Basically you need to get a court order authorizing "substituted service" by certified mail or by publication in a newspaper. It’s always best to consult with a good family law attorney to discuss the details before you act. See my AVVO Legal Guides on service of process and parentage cases for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my 29 Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful.”
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