My son went through a nasty divorce in Washington State and she got everything he owns including his daughter. Until he pays an ungodly amount of money for maintenance, child support and attorney fees, he can't see his daughter. He moved to New Hampshire and then went through a break-up with another woman residing in Florida and is alleged to have harassed her and now is faced with "Stalking" under 18 USC 2261A. He is currently in Federal custody in Florida. How will a felony conviction affect his right to see his daughter who resides in Washington State?
This is either a criminal defense question in Florida or a family law question in Washington. This is not a criminal defense question in Washington.
A felony conviction that is DV related can result in limited visitation with the child under the RCW. I would recommend that he contact a WA attorney who can explain his rights here as well as discuss his concerns with his criminal attorney in FL so that that attorney knows what is at stake of he is convicted of any DV charge.
Conviction of a federal felony for stalking could have serious consequences for contact with your son's kids under RCW 26.09.191. See my AVVO Answers and Legal Guides on child custody, RCW 26.09.191, and stalking for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Please keep in mind that although my AVVO Answers and Legal Guides are often informative, they are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney you have retained for consultation or representation. There are always exceptions to the general rules. To find my Answers and Legal Guides, click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "Contributor Level - View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Contribution - Legal Guides" or “Answers.” Scroll down the list of my Legal Guides or do a topic search in my Answers and select those which are relevant to your question. If you like my Answers and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful” or “best answer”. Thanks in advance for your support. © Bruce Clement
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