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  • Do I now have full custody again

    Hi I have a daughter. My parents have partial custody due to my health at the time. I have since got married this year and have been told that when I got married and changed my last name the order was now null and void I want to know if this is true

    Peter’s Answer

    This is not true. Your name may change, but you do not change and the order does not change.

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  • At what age can kids in Washington state decide who they want to live with more for custody?

    My child is 8 and we may need to re-arrange our 50/50 custody agreement given her dad's as she gets older. Her dad has Asperger's and while he's a great dad, their days are already getting more challenging and she is very stressed out.

    Peter’s Answer

    Children do not decide custody, either the parents agree or the court decides. You may have a basis to file for modification, but i suggest you share the facts with an attorney who can properly advise you of the standard under RCW 26.09.260.

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  • Does the court have jurisdiction still?

    Child 18 yesterday. Yeah!! Child support order terminated yet there are arrears. This arrears issue needs to be addressed in court.

    Peter’s Answer

    Support becomes a judgement each month it is due and not paid, and accrues interest. There is a statute of limitation, but yest, the court does retain jurisdiction to enforce its judgement.

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  • What if non custodian Parent does not exercise his residential time for few days with previous notice?

    I can not have the child for few days due to Travel. I wonder if there is any consequence for me if I do not pick up the child for visitation while other parent was received my notice on unavailability but does not agree to keep the child.

    Peter’s Answer

    It depends on what your Order of Child Support and your Parenting Plan say. You should take them to an attorney to have them reviewed.

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  • Will my child support raise?

    My ex-wife resigned from her job. Will this impact my child support, raising it, as this was her decision to do so?

    Peter’s Answer

    Child support is based upon comparative net incomes. It will only change if someone petitions the court to modify it. If she voluntarily reduced her income, the court would impute her income back to the level it was. Therefore, it is unlikely that your child support would change.

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  • Am I obligated to pay 50% private school tuition?

    Parenting plan is 50/50 custodial and residential. No child support goes either way. Medical we pay 50%. Everything else we pay our own expenses as they happen. Ex and I talked about private school. We both want our daughter in private school, but...

    Peter’s Answer

    The answer is in your Order of Child Support, not the parenting plan. Review it and/or have it reviewed by an attorney;

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  • Can a non custodial parent be found in contempt for not adhering to the residential schedule ?

    Can the non custodial parent be found in contempt for not taking their parenting time? Parent has one weekend per month, and they failed to see the child for 6 months. Is this something that the court would consider contempt?

    Peter’s Answer

    It is possible, but not normal. It depends upon the wording you your parenting Plan. You should sit down and have it reviewed with an attorney.

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  • I have a 50%parenting plan.I wanted to move temporarly to Pa with my son and was denied by the Court . can I appeal?

    I'm getting divorced I am living is the house of my spouse's father owns and I'm here with my 3 children. He asked that I leave the home by Sep,1,2016. I requested a temporary relocation to PA where my family lives so that I may move with my kids ...

    Peter’s Answer

    If this was a temporary order before a commissioner, you can bring a Motion for Revision before your trial judge. You must do this within 10 days.

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  • How come my ex wife got so much in spousal support.

    I have been married for 18 months. We have been "Together" for 7 years total. I know Washington State does not have common law marriage, but they do have committed intimate relationships. My ex wife has a BA degree, full time job earning $2000 a m...

    Peter’s Answer

    I do not have all the information that your judge did. It is the judge who decides, not me. You option is a motion to reconsider, revision or appeal.

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  • Can a non-custodian parent refuse a specific Summer Vacation request if it was done 3 weeks in advance, but after April deadline

    Our parenting plan states each parent can submit alternating Summer Vacation requests by April 1, or April 15 depending on who has priority that year. This year I had priority and submitted all my dates around April 1st without issue. However, one...

    Peter’s Answer

    If you are in dispute you could file a motion for clarification before the family law commissioner.

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