·      You get certain public benefits (TANF, HEN, SSI, Food Stamps, or federal poverty-related veteran’s benefits)·      Your income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. See https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.·      Your large regular basic living expenses keep you from paying the filing fee and other required charges. “Basic living expenses” means the average monthly amount you spend for…

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We at LegalAtoms, strive to keep our clients and their needs safe and confidential. LegalAtoms now has an option within the protection order to keep attachments confidential. When uploading attachments, there’s an option to tag the files as confidential. Confidential Attachments: Sealed Personal Health Care Records Exhibits (The client wants to be sealed) By checking…

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In a stressful situation the client may not be aware if the respondent has a firearm or not. To prevent any doubts and fear there is now an option for the clients to ask the courts to have the respondent surrender any weapons. There are some questions the petitioner will be asked to determine the…

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Domestic Violence and firearms are a deadly combination. Research suggests that the presence of a firearm increases the chances of a fatality in domestic violence situations by 500%. To try to protect yourself from an abuser who has firearms, you have the right to ask the court to order the respondent to turn his/her firearms…

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Finding a Private Attorney [1]: American Association of Immigration Lawyers -Washington Chapter: www.ailawa.org/ You may also search for an immigration attorney, by city and state, at AILA’s immigration lawyer search page: www.ailalawyer.com/ Washington State Bar Association: www.wsba.org/ To check the credentials of the private attorney instructions are here: https://www.atg.wa.gov/immigration-services Latino Bar Association of Washington (LBAW):…

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If the court entered an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons at the full hearing then the respondent will likely be ordered to appear for a compliance review hearing.  You do not need to appear at the compliance review hearing but have the right to do so, especially if you have specific concerns about the…

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If the court has ordered the respondent to surrender firearms based on an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons (Issued without Notice), the police may or may not confiscate the firearms upon service of the temporary order.  It is critically important for you to be aware that this may be the first time that the respondent learns…

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