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Jacob Brian Smith

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  • How can I go about modifying a parenting plan?

    My ex and I have a parenting plan that states that we get our 4 year old daughter 50/50. However he has never had her 50 percent of the time. He usually only asks to see her one day a week, and I feel her safety is in jeapordy. When I pick her up ...

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    What are the new circumstances that were not there when the official parenting plan was entered?

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  • Quickest and cheapest way to get a divorce.

    First marriage. Just want him gone. NO children together. I have 4 from a previous relationship. He will probably contest the divorce and try and make my life a living hell. Will want a restraining order after the fact. I do not trust him. He is v...

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    He can "fight it" all he wants, but WA is a no fault divorce state so it doesn't matter what he says or does.

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  • Are there any Statutes being violated by a parent providing a sex toy to a minor child with willful for sexual pleasure?

    I am a divorced, single father of a seven year old girl. I have shared 50/50 custody of my daughter; no primary custodial-ship on either side. The Parenting Plan was created in the State of Washington. My daughter lives with me part-time in Washi...

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    This could honestly be a brand new question of law that the courts have never seen. I think this is a little disturbing honestly.

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  • I purchased a pickup from a personal party and as well a detail on my present vehicle

    There were two guys and they had a pickup available by the side of the road. My daughter was with me and she knows much more about vehicles. She drove it around the area, but not far and it seemed okay. They also were to detail my 2012 Honda Ac...

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    This could get really messy but yes, I think you could be in a lot more trouble by canceling the check. You could sue them after the fact but courts are never happy with self help remedies

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  • Can I sue for full custody and stand a chance of winning.

    My ex husband has not made any attempt to see our children in over two years. He is in the military and located in Texas but gets at least two two week block vacations per year. If and when he tries to contact them it is on a major holiday and he ...

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    Is he now trying to make contact with the kids?

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  • Can I get some sort of restraining order against grandparents that talk badly about parent to grandchildren.

    My ex's mother talks so badly about me to my children who are 13 and 11. Blames me for divorce, finance issues of her son because he has to pay child support, etc. it's as though she's trying to turn my children against me. It's all very very nast...

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    I could be completely wrong, but it seems to me that the responsibility lies in your ex. I would definitely bring this to the attention of the courts and they can basically order him to stop bringing them over there if it is alienating the children.

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  • What should I do if a report is filed on me for criminal trespassing in first degree? no charges now report is being sent to DA

    I worked for a program and got caught being somewhere where I was not supposed to be. I imminently turned my self in to the director they just told me to go home and I was released from the program. They filed a police report of what happened I go...

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    If it were me, I would just wait until charges, if any, get filed and then talk with an attorney.

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  • What if Jiffy lube makes a minor mistake that could result in a large amount of damage?

    What happened is I went in to a jiffy lube for an oil filter change, and while there they also decided to check some other things but when checking the transmission, they left the dip stick somewhat ajar. After driving for a while, I noticed smoke...

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    There are no damages. Thus the only thing you could really sue for is your money back. Take the offer.

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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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    I know for my firm we usually charge a flat fee (no retainer) of around $1,200 - $3,000 depending on the specific facts of your case.

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  • I want to modify child support. However, the other parent refuses to work, what can I do?

    It has been 4 years since the last court order for support. I have had two other children and now need to adjust my support obligation. I all so work a job where I make less then before. My ex, absolutely refuses to work or find employment. She li...

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    I would agree with the other about contacting an attorney. Many of us can take a call and type in your info to see if anything will change and then submit the proper paperwork to the courts for a hearing.

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