The boy is almost 16. For the last year, he has been verbally abusive, violent, and very disobedient toward his biological mother; he never wanted to go see her, but we never gave him the choice - we did what we could to help. Just recently, the...
In normal circumstances your parenting plan will contain a requirement for alternative dispute resolution, often through your county's dispute resolution center. Look at your parenting plan to determine how that process is supposed to take place. This is the first step prior to going to court. If there is no dispute resolution requirement then I would advise you to contact a lawyer about enforcing the parenting plan.See question
Is it okay for an adult to hit their children 5 to 10 times hard on their butt?
The law says that physical discipline by a parent is legal if the discipline is reasonable and moderate and does not cause injury other than leaving transient marks. The law is set forth at RCW 9A.16.100. In general, it is best to avoid physical discipline, both for the child's benefit and your own.See question
My ex wife recently got married to someone and decided not to work and is trying to get child support reduced because she isn't working. The new husband makes well into the six figures. is child support based on the household income or only the pa...
Regarding the new husband's income, it must be reported on the child support worksheets but is not included in the support calculation. The above answer is correct that a party who is voluntarily unemployed will have income imputed to him/her.See question
I may be in the situation where I will get divorced from my husband of 26 years. I am terrified if being destitute financially , I don't even make enough money to live in the city we live in
Without knowing more specifics I cannot answer your question in any detail. In general, a long term marriage such as yours will often justify the award of maintenance, that is, payments to help you maintain a reasonable standard of living. To know whether this would fit your situation, a lawyer would have to know several things: your age, your husband's age, yours and your husband's employment and educational background, your health situation, etc. You really need to consult with an attorney.See question
My three year olds paternal father has never met her and wants nothing to do with her. All his choice. He says he will sign what ever it takes to not have any ties to her.
I think you should talk to an attorney about this issue. It is important that any relinquishment be done correctly as the law is designed to insure that the relinquishing parent is making an informed, voluntary decision. One factor that is important is that a relinquishing parent will still be responsible for support unless there is another party willing to assume that responsibility by adopting the child.See question
My boyfriend was married previously with no kids, he is deployed and he took action to file the divorce in Las Vegas where they got married and his current wife lives. On the divorce court case record it says it was filed 13 days ago and the case ...
As I am not licensed in Nevada I can only give you a non-binding answer based on brief research. To get a firm answer you should ask a Nevada attorney. A joint petition, if signed by both parties, only takes 3 to 4 days to be finalized. I would assume that the final divorce papers would have to be signed by both parties and it may be that the divorce cannot be completed until your boyfriend is available to sign. Again, consult with a Nevada attorney for a reliable answer.See question
We recently were awarded a temporary order that required the mother to get a drug and alcohol assessment and follow it for 60 days before she could motion the court for unsupervised visitation. Until she does this she has the 2nd weekend of the mo...
Given the circumstances you describe it seems likely the court will modify the temporary order. You will need to file a motion to modify the temporary order. You need to be clear in your motion about what the circumstances have been and exactly what you are asking the court to do. You may need the assistance of a lawyer to file and serve the necessary documents, although if you have experience with previous filings you might be able to handle it on your own.See question
My BF and I live together, he has 3 kids by his money hungry ex soon to be ex-wife. She will do anything to get every penny from him. I just was rewarded a substantial amount from my ex-husband for maintenance and our 2 kids. I have a decent job. ...
The answer above is correct and you should also note that even if you were married, the situation would be the same. Income of the spouse of an obligor (the person paying support) must be disclosed to the court but it is not used in the basic calculation. That calculation is based on the net incomes of the parents of the child for whom support is required.See question
Hello, I am currently a Washington State resident and relocated here a few months ago from New Jersey. I relocated here shortly after my wife abandoned me and our marriage. I woke up one morning a few months prior and her property was packed. She ...
From your question it appears that your wife has no connection to Washington State and the court here could not get jurisdiction over her, as well as not having jurisdiction over any marital property in New Jersey. Filing in New Jersey seems to be your only option. You might also need the services of a a process server or skip tracer to find her and a New Jersey attorney will probably know how to take care of that.See question
Only the other party has lawyer and I am wondering how discovery conference (CR26 )should be done.
A 26(i) discovery conference is simply a discussion with the other party or attorney regarding responses to discovery requests. This will usually be conducted by phone after a time has been arranged by e-mail or letter. Typically in a case where responses to interrogatories have not been received by the due date, the discussion will be about when those responses will be received. If a new date for the response is agreed to then you should follow up with a letter stating that the conference was held and a new date for the response has been agreed to. This gives you support for a later motion to compel production in case the next date has not been complied with.See question