I am a Us citizen I married a Canadian Citizen we are filing out permanent resident application
"I am a Us citizen I married a Canadian Citizen Do we need a co-signer or is my spouse the only one we need to sponsor me?" If you are the US citizen, why would anyone need to sponsor you?
You likely want to ask whether anyone needs to sponsor the Canadian spouse.
Yes, someone needs to file an approvable affidavit of support for the Canadian spouse. The affidavit of support is a requirement of a family-based petition.
You can look at the Form I-864P to see what the required income is for the affidavit of support to be approved.
If the US citizen spouse does not have enough income, a joint financial sponsor with enough income is needed.
You and your spouse should review the specific facts with your attorney.See question
I was shopping at Goodwill for fake flowers. I found a flower in a pot that was almost out so I thought I would just buy the flower and leave the vase so someone else could buy the vase. I put the flower in the other bouquet of flowers with the in...
WA statute authorizes the store keeper to sue an alleged shoplifter, even if all the stolen items are recovered undamaged.
When all the statutory damages are added together, the store keeper can get a judgment against the shoplifter for several thousand dollars.
The civil demand letter is the store's offer to settle with you for its civil case against you.
Realistically, very few stores sue very few shoplifters. However, enough shoplifters pay the civil demand that the stores' attorneys keep sending out the demand letters.
The problem for you is that many stores report the theft to the local police. Once the police gets the theft report, it is almost certain that the police will forward the report to the prosecutor who will almost certainly file criminal law charges against the thief.
Theft of $750 or less is charged as theft in the third degree in WA. That is a gross misdemeanor for which the convict can be jailed up to 364 days, fined up to $5000, and put on probation.
WA provides a process call a compromise of misdemeanor. Essentially, the process involves the defendant paying the victim and the victim asking the court to dismiss the criminal law charge against the defendant.
The summons for you to go criminal law court likely will be mailed to you within 2 months. It will be mailed to the address you give to the Department of Licensing for your driver's license. If you had moved without updating your address, you should update your address with DoL so that you do not miss your summons.
You can review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.See question
I have lived with the father of our child since before he was born in Nevada, after our son was born, we moved to Washington, the fathers home town. I have been a stay at home mom. Now 8 years later the father wants to kick me out and have primar...
What you should do is find a family law attorney to talk about the doctrine of committed intimate relationship. The older name for the doctrine is meretricious relationship.
WA does not allow the formation of a common law marriage within its borders. If two persons do not take the statutory steps to marry each, they are not spouses of each other regardless of how long they live like spouses with each other. WA does recognize a common law marriage that is validly formed elsewhere.
WA has the doctrine of committed intimate relationship. While there is no marriage between two persons who live together with marrying each other, they have property rights in properties that would have been community properties had they married each other.
If you two have lived together for 8 years and have a child together, you likely have a CIR.
In WA, the court can order one party to pay some or all the attorney's fees of the other party in the family law case.
You should review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.See question
The washer wasn't specified in the lease, do we have to replace the washer if it brakes down? How long do we have to fix it or replace it?
"The washer wasn't specified in the lease". Does your lease specify how many toilets, shower heads, faucets, stair steps, etc. are in the rental? If one of those unspecified things stops working due to no fault of the tenant, do you think you will get away with not fixing the thing because it "wasn't specified in the lease"?
RCW 59.18.060 (Landlord—Duties) provides: "The landlord will at all times during the tenancy keep the premises fit for human habitation, and shall in particular: ... (8) Maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and other facilities and appliances supplied by him or her in reasonably good working order;"
You supplied the washer. You maintain the washer.
If you can prove the tenant damaged the washer by misusing it, you can charge the tenant the fair market value the washer had right before it broke.
RCW 59.18.070 (Landlord—Failure to perform duties—Notice from tenant—Contents—Time limits for landlord's remedial action) provides:
If at any time during the tenancy the landlord fails to carry out the duties required by RCW 59.18.060 or by the rental agreement, the tenant may, in addition to pursuit of remedies otherwise provided him or her by law, deliver written notice to the person designated in *RCW 59.18.060(14), or to the person who collects the rent, which notice shall specify the premises involved, the name of the owner, if known, and the nature of the defective condition. The landlord shall commence remedial action after receipt of such notice by the tenant as soon as possible but not later than the following time periods, except where circumstances are beyond the landlord's control:
(1) Not more than twenty-four hours, where the defective condition deprives the tenant of hot or cold water, heat, or electricity, or is imminently hazardous to life;
(2) Not more than seventy-two hours, where the defective condition deprives the tenant of the use of a refrigerator, range and oven, or a major plumbing fixture supplied by the landlord; and
(3) Not more than ten days in all other cases.
Is a washing machine "a major plumbing fixture"? If yes, then you have 72 hours. Otherwise, you have 10 days.
Employeer schedules me for 1 hour shifts at times. Do they need to pay me for more
Under WA law, your employer is legally required to pay you only for hours worked.
However, if your work is in Seattle, Seattle has its own ordinance. That ordinance is not effective until 1 July 2017. More information about the ordinance is at http://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/ordinances/secure-scheduling#Requirements .
There is contact information about the ordinance at that website. If your work in Seattle, you can contact the city to see how that ordinance may apply to you.See question
There is a particular family on my street that parks all 5 of their vehicles on the street. They consistently block portions of my and my neighbors driveway. I have tried speaking with them, left notes, contacted HOA, and started putting my tras...
If the police is a public street, you can call the police to come and check out the parking.
The end of a vehicle closer to the driveway is supposed to be at least 5 feet away from the edge of the driveway closest to that end of the vehicle.
No tow operator will tow a car not belonging to you from a public street unless the tow operator wants to lose the license to tow or pay the vehicle's owner. That is why you need a police officer to ticket the owner of the vehicle and authorize the tow operator to tow.See question
My daughter moved in with her boyfriend when she was 17 and this was all against my wish. then they moved to CA and lived there now for the last 21/2 years, then suddenly my daughter called my other daughter crying for help because her bf beat her...
Transporting a minor across state line for sexual purposes is against federal law.
Having, taking, or doing other action with sexually explicit images of a person under 18 is against both state and federal law.
If your daughter was under 18 when she was driven out of WA by the boyfriend, perhaps he can be charged under federal law.
You can call the police department where your daughter was living in CA to ask whether that police department would be willing to do anything. Your daughter likely will need to talk with the officers there. If some of the beating took place in public, perhaps someone already called the police.
You can contact the federal prosecutor to see whether the prosecutor thinks federal charges would be filed.
What your family can do now is take pictures of her injuries to document the injuries.See question
I was playin a slot at angels of winds casino. 3 yeah 3! Sheriff walk up and ask me for Id so I give it to them they don't lt just check age theyy run my info. Is that legalk
It is not clear to me where the casino is. Different laws may apply if the casino is on tribal land.
In WA, it would be not unlawful for law enforcement to ask for your ID. On another hand, in WA, you (and every other person) have no legal duty to present any ID to any law enforcement (except when you are driving).
If you are out on a public area in WA, you have the constitutional right under WA Constitution to not be disturbed by the government if you are there peacefully.
In your case, the casino is not a public area. While the deputies cannot ask you to leave the casino, the owner of the casino can ask you to leave.See question
I've lived in my current building for nearly two years. Currently coming to the end of my second lease ( it ends in August) Always paid rent on time, if not early, have good credit, solid rental history ( no evictions or anything) Quiet respectfu...
"takes great care of my unit, like I own it." When some persons tell me they would take care of my property like they own it, I get concerned. There are a lot of owners who treat their properties like dumps.
"A larger & more expensive unit is opening up". There is your reason for the landlord wanting to run a credit check on you again. Just because you can afford the present unit does not necessarily mean you can afford a more expensive unit.
Your history of being a good tenant likely will be favorably for you.
Unless your fellow tenants in the complex are not asked for a new credit check in moving into new units at the complex, it is within the landlord's right to check you out again.
You are asking to move to a new unit for which you would sign a new lease.See question
I have a house in an HOA which the neighbor has a dislike for my tenants. He complains against my property with sometimes false claims of violations of the HOA rules. I inspect the neighborhood within the HOA and find that the HOA is not doing a...
It may well be that the HOA acts only on complaints of the immediate neighbors of the alleged violator.
You can start attending the HOA meetins and bring up your concerns.
You can organize your fellow members of the HOA to oppose the HOA's board's actions.
You can review the HOA documents to see what the process to appeal the HOA's actions is.
You can review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.See question