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  • How much would it perhaps cost to revisit/change a child support order and custody plan?

    I have custody of my 2 children and the support is given directly to me through the father. The father sees the child outside the plan and for less days then the plan initially says. He does usually see them every week when he wants. He does pay m...

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    Modifying final court orders is not easy = expensive. And it is near impossible to quote an amount because the hours spent depend on how much fighting there will be . Most attorneys will require a retainer of between $3+8k.

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  • In Washington state, in uncontested divorce case, can I file a divorce on my own?

    I live in Seattle, Washington. My husband and I separated last July. We had a separation document but not notified, no signature either. We agreed on property divide and our two children are over 19 years old. Can I file divorce on my side without...

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    If you can prove service and the required time has past out state service, you may ask the court for default order. I suggest getting a consult with an attorney.

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  • If I got divorced and got the final decree,is there a way to open the case?

    Got divorced and didn't get a lawyer,I just realized that I granted my ex husband a part of a land. Now I'm thinking if I can still get it back and ask for alimony.

    Sara’s Answer

    There are certain legal standards that must be met to convince a judge to grant an order to amend a decree. It is not easy. I would consult an attorney sooner than later. As more time passes the more difficult it will be.

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  • What is the best way to revise our parenting plan?

    Our parenting plan went into effect in 2012. I only see my children every other weekend and every other wednesday and it is just simply not enough for myself or my children. I live close to them and they are able and do attend school coming from m...

    Sara’s Answer

    Modifying parenting plans is difficult absent a substantial change in circumstances posing a risk to the children. You do have access to your dispute resolution clause in your parenting plan. I advise meeting with an attorney to go over the details and options.

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  • After declared sparated, is it a certain period of time that I have to wait to move out of state with my two girls?

    I want to separate from my husband, we have two girls,15 and 12, they want to stay with me.He is a truck diver, naturalized citizen and is possible to live USA permanently.In case that I may move out of state, in NY,what I have to do???

    Sara’s Answer

    Part of a legal separation includes a parenting plan . You would be asking the court to sign a long distance parenting plan. Many factors are involved and you should see an attorney who can explain the process and the law.

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  • Creating a Proposed Temporary Parenting Plan in Washington State

    I live in Clark County, Washington and am trying to create a temporary parenting plan with an uncooperative ex for our almost four year old daughter. I have the actual plan finished but are there other forms/information (ie. affidavit of parentag...

    Sara’s Answer

    I would need more information but if you were never married you are petitioning the court for a residential schedule. To begin the process you only need to file and serve your petition. But to finalize you will need child support figured out. It's more involved then I can explain in this forum. I suggest speaking with an attorney.

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  • How can I simply and legally keep my exhusband's on again/off again girl friend from contacting me?

    My exhusband's girlfriend has made a habit of texting me. It's at random intervals, sometimes weeks pass between texts but without fail, she begins again. She isn't involved in pickup or drop offs of kids, she typically texts me complaining about ...

    Sara’s Answer

    A simple solution is to block her number.

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  • Can I file a response to the declaration the respondent has filed if there are lies I need to address?

    I have an ex parte custody order hearing next week to determine if the order will be dismissed or made a permanent order. I am the petitioner, representing myself. I received the respondents declaration today and there are quite a few parts that a...

    Sara’s Answer

    Yes, you may file a short respondive strict reply, only addressing what the other party alleges. No new facts or issues.

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  • What Washington state court forms do I have to file to get my kids back asap

    my Ex girlfriend came over and took our son, without my permission, I walked in house for a minute came back out and she was gone. She is taking them to the other side of the state, will not respond to phone calls and will not let me talk to the...

    Sara’s Answer

    If you are on the birth certificate you Petition the Court for a residential schedule. If you are not you file to establish paternity and for a residential schedule. Child support will be decided as well. I suggest seeing an attorney as this looks like it might involve a long distance parenting plan.

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  • Is the alimony valid?

    In my petition I bring up alimony, but I do not put alimony in the section relief requested.

    Sara’s Answer

    You may consider filing an amended petition to include that. I suggest seeking a consult with an attorney.

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