We have two kids together, my daughter is 10, and in March decided she wants to live with her dad. We have never had a parenting plan, I have always been open with visitations with the kids, one was never established. I live in Grant County, and my sons legal residence was with me-no I do not have any order stating that. He also got a temporary restraining order, stating I am not allowed to contact the kids, or disturb them until the hearing date on 8/22/12. The Attorney is Jennifer A. Wing-his attornye. I am just shocked that he can get a restraining order preventing me from even seeing my children, or even talking with them. I am shocked that this could even happen! I plan on getting an attorney Monday, not sure who or where to go, or even what to do. I am just highly confised, and trying to figure out if I need to call and cancel my new job, and all travel arrangements- amounting to a loss for my family of over $3500, and no where to live in WA now. Our house is sold, and the move was scheduled 8/3/12.
The hearing is set for August 22, in Kent, WA. I will be flying back from GA to attend the hearing, and will not have a vehicle, is it possible to get a change of venue on the case, to have it heard in the county in which I reside?
Jennifer Wing does not sound familiar.
John S. Stocks
Hey, that is my birthday. The Kent is 5 minutes from our office. You can try to change venue, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.
John S. Stocks
It is in King County, I reside in Grant County at the moment. I looked up Jennifer, and she is in Tacoma. I was also reviewing information in the file that was served, and his lawyer stated nothing can be turned in, after August 2nd-13th, because she is not avaiable. Is that legal, I should have the right to reply within in 20 day limit, regardless of his lawyers availability, he shoudl get a different lawyer then, right? I am looking for an attorney right now, just to have a consult with, go over information, and decide whether I stay or go. Again, trucks rented, plane tickets are bought, and now I am not sure what my next step should be. Most of the restraining order statement, is full of lies, and craziness. I just want to be able to talk to my kids, and see them. I pose no flight risk, I have never kept him from seeing his kids, and I would even be willing to stay in WA while my husband takes our other two kids to GA just so I can see them. I am not sure how any court could order me no visits with my kids for a month, including phone conversations, because my ex is "scared of what I might do." Also, the kids keep calling me, should I talk to them? They are the ones calling me, I am not calling them, but I am afraid he will say I broke the restraining order.
Free consult with Jeff Caffee, Janel Ostrem, or me, John Stocks (Team JJJ). The sooner you get in, the sooner we can: (1) understand your situation fully, and (2) design a plan of action that resolves this bizarre strategy.
It is sometimes innocent that attorneys leave on vacation, but other times, it is intentionally timed to create a lag in court action.
John S. Stocks