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Normally when people use the term “restraining order” they are seeking a court order for protection, to prevent contact that is harassing or abusive. This is a frequently misused term. A “restraining order” is one kind of court order, but there are in fact a number of different types of protection orders used to prevent contact.
Protection orders are put in place to prevent contact between two people. Contact could entail physical or personal interaction, phone or text contact, email or social media contact, or even communication through a third party. In many cases, protection orders also involve remaining a certain distance away from someone’s home, school, or place of employment.
Protection orders in the Evergreen State can be tricky. They must be written correctly and served properly. To achieve that, we suggest you contact Spokane family attorney Craig Mason. Craig and his team have written many protection orders in Washington State and will make sure that yours has every i dotted and each t crossed. Call him for an appointment in his Spokane office at (509) 443-3681.
If you live in the state of Washington, non-parental custody
may be sought if the parents of the children are unavailable (e.g., in jail) or
unfit (e.g., due to drug use).
So, what exactly is non-parental custody, or what is
sometimes called third-party custody?It
is a legal process by which you petition the court to have the children placed
in your care, by court order, where they remain until the parents come forward
to prove that they are again fit parents.
The parents may be granted visitation, supervised or simply
on limited time, while you are the custodian of the parents.Often, the parents will have to pay you child
support if you seek it. Of course, most troubled parents cannot pay child
support, and so the custodian of the children may not bother to seek it, but
that is a reasonable decision to make with the advice of counsel.
Non-parental petitions are a complex area of family law,
with may procedural hurdles, and pursuing non-parental custody requires the
services of an excellent Washington State family lawyer to sort it all out for
you.In Spokane that man is Craig Mason
representing Mason Law.Please give
Attorney Mason a call today to see how to navigate the issue of non-parental
custody by calling (509) 443-3681.
Sometimes a parent moves during the summer without thinking
of the law, and other times a parent may move, or seek to move, to deliberately
put distance between the children and the other parent. It is one of the
possible byproducts of divorce and shared-custody that one parent wants to move
with the children.It is also possible
that your children have moved to a new school district, or even out of state,
without your consent.
For many reasons, innocent or calculated, in our area, and
throughout the State of Washington, a new school year can bring about a
dramatic change that might require a legal response.
The presumption that a child can be moved just because he or
she is in the primary care of one of the parents can be rebutted by evidence
presented on a variety of different statutory factors that a Washington family
court must show it has considered.This
is very important information with which to be armed as to choose whether to
accept or oppose a relocation of your children.
Do not let your children be moved away from you if you do
not want to agree. Spokane divorce attorney Craig Mason has fought relocation
issues for committed parents for many, many years.He will fight for your child custody and
visitation rights.Please take a minute
today and make an appointment to visit with Craig and his staff at the office
located at West 1707 Broadway.Call
In various industries such as plumbing, auto repair,
medical, etc. word-of-mouth is vital in determining whom to hire to do work for
you or your loved one.It is never more
vital than it is in the legal profession.Hopefully, you won’t need an attorney very often, but when you do it’s
extraordinarily comforting to know that others have said positive things about
These are some of the things that they are saying about Spokane
Washington family attorney Craig Mason.“I went to Craig and Lori for help regarding my divorce…I
would…recommend Mason Law to anyone I know”.And…”Craig's knowledge and extensive focus on details is precisely
what…got my 2 children back with me where they belong”.
That is strong stuff!It means that Craig and his team fight for your rights in a Washington
Family Court as if your family was their family.If you have family legal issue in Eastern
Washington may we suggest the hard work and dedication of Mason Law located at
1707 West Broadway in Spokane.Call
In a divorce, if the parents can cooperate, that is what is
best for the children.
Unfortunately, sometimes some parents will use the children
as a weapon to harm the other parent in a divorce.That can mean bitter and heavily litigated
divorces, including the use of false allegations of abuse to try to keep the
children from the other parent.
Craig Mason is very experienced in combating these damaging
divorce tactics, and then, when possible, after restoring normal visitation,
and bringing conflict levels back down such that parents can again focus on
being parents – just parents who do not live together.
If you face these problems, please contact family-law and
divorce attorney Craig Mason.Craig
Mason has represented those involved in messy family issues in Spokane and in
the State of Washington for decades.He
will be there for you.Arrange a meeting
at his Spokane office right away by calling (509) 443-3681.
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The courts in Spokane County issue an "automatic
temporary restraining order" when a divorce is filed, and once it is
served on the other party, that might be all you need (service on them) as it
prevents changing the primary parent of the children, moving money beyond that
needed for daily life, and orders the parties not to disturb the peace of the
If you think you need a stronger or more detailed protection
order, then put together your facts, and let an attorney fit those facts to the
Please give me a call and we will review your options.
I am Spokane area family attorney Craig Mason. I have advised my clients
on the proper restraining orders to file for decades in the State of
Washington. Also, if you have been served with one of these please give
me a call. That number is 509-443-3681. Let’s sit down at my
office located at West 1707 Broadway in Spokane.