I have a 16,13 and 10-year-old. Dad left over 20 months ago to UT. And is currently living with his girlfriend and their new baby in the basement of her parents house. And only has tried to visit them two times since he's been gone.So I have alre...
To avoid contempt, you should seek to establish a temporary parenting plan by filing a motion. If you have already filed a petition to modify the parenting plan (and he was personally served with all the paperwork), then file your motion for temporary orders. Yes, you could be facing a contempt motion for not following the old parenting plan, but I doubt he'd succeed because you have justifiable reasons for not following the old (and now stale) parenting plan.
As to the kids having a voice, this is a tough situation. One the one hand, you cannot submit child statements about what they voice to you because that is hearsay, but you can describe what you observe as to their behavior. Also, the court could appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) or parenting investigator, who will likely interview the children and report their wishes to the court.
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Can I count the money I spent on my daughter such as food, clothing and school supplies as part of the child support? Or do I actually have to make the payment?
You cannot count payments to third parties or for other things when child support is a transfer payment to the custodial parent, called the obligee (you are referred to as obligor in this scenario). The exception might include a written receipt from the obligee that the $____ spent in an exact amount is credited against child support, but I doubt any obligee would agree to sign for that. I had a father (obligor) once spend $1,000+ towards the child's school clothes and supplies after mother requested help and mother said it would be credited against his child support. Later, he was held in contempt for failure to pay and the court would not accept the "credit for other things."See question
If the child support agreement was for 3 kids in another state Chicago IL, and now only one child is under 18 and all parties in Washington State, the original payment was $165 per week for 3 kids, when the other two all turned 18, I have verbal a...
Were you married? If yes, she can't ask for retroactive support. She can only file and ask it for it to start now. If not ever married to each other, then there is a reach-back period of 5 years that she can ask for. I am answering under the assumption that there are no court papers already filed.See question
Hello and thank you for your time in answering my question. We, my two elementary school children now and I, are survivors of brutal domestic violence. We have permanent DVOP in place, renewed for the third time. The Father of the children has m...
Since his rights were NOT terminated, he can seek custody at anytime, but you need to name a replacement for you in your last Will and Testament, whereby such person should file a non-parental custody case to get custody.See question
I am 19 and got a fine for drinking a beer in public. Would it show in my criminal record?
Yes. If a case has been filed, then it shows in court and background check searches. If you are over 18,then it would not be a juvenile record, which are often sealed and/or confidential. If you privately email your name to my office, we can do a search and tell you what we find. email@example.comSee question
My ex has abused over 9 plus woman after our divorce., including myself even 6 plus years after divorce. I finally won full custody of kids and have no contact with him. But these woman contact me through social media when he starts abusing, stalk...
It's easier said than done, but you (and the other victims) have to get call 911. That's the criminal solution. Law enforcement and prosecutors will expect cooperation from those who suffered abuse and/or witnessed it. It must be done timely, i.e., preferably as soon as any abuse happens, so the evidence is fresh. If it's beyond a certain time, usually 2 years, then there is little they can do. The civil solution is to file for a protection order so he can't contact the victim. In the meantime, all of you should consider support groups or therapy, such as D.A.W.N.See question
My husband never divorced me and married someone else several years ago in Covington, WA. I finally divorced him in June. How do I report his years of bigamy?
You can call 911 and make a report. Or call the local law enforcement agency in the city/county where the crime occurred (or is occurring). If it's intentional, then the person(s) likely will be prosecuted. Otherwise, you can report it to the innocent spouses.See question
So I have to children with my ex and she just recently filed false accusations with the courts and got a restraining order to where I can't see my children which I've Never given her a reason to feel threatened by me and now I have to have the cou...
You should seek relief from the court, which is a detailed process (too detailed to go into on here). Some reminders would include acting quickly, filing motions and declarations, timely, and never missing any court hearings. A consultation with a lawyer to go over serious deadlines is your first step. Today!See question
We share custody 50/50, but mother is the custodial parent. Due to her economic situation, we have paid full child support with no deviation for the past few years. Because she works part-time at minimum wage, she was imputed income to full-time m...
No. Child support should not increase based on this alone. You probably know that it can increase due to age and income changes. She would likely lose if she went to court asking for a reduction in her income due to not working by choice. A deviation for "significant time" is worth a shot, but is a deviation the court may reject because it's not "new." The new child (congrats!) is new, so a whole family deviation is more likely to be granted.See question
A coury order regarding visitation has no date and the wrong case #
Yes. But, it can be re-opened because the dismissal will be without prejudice (as opposed to dismissed with prejudice). Another route would be to ask the court to clarify the date(s) and fix the incorrect cause number. I'd be interested in seeing the court order to provide a more thorough answer. Email it to me if you want. Jstocks@vansiclen.com.See question