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Was the order issued in Washington?
Yes the order was issued in Washington State
You will have to hire a lawyer there in WA to file a Motion to Dissolve. If your ex agrees with it then the court is likely to grant it, particularly with it being so long ago and you now living in Texas. You may even be able to get the file sealed.
What type of lawyer do I need to hire? and...What do you mean by getting the file sealed? and... Can my Ex initiate this, since she still lives in Washington State??
You would want to hire a lawyer who does family law since that is how it pops up most often. As far as getting the file sealed the court can order it "sealed" which means no one can look inside it without a court order.
Your ex can initiate it.
Will all this remove it from any ability or possibility to show up on a criminal history background check, or a casual inquiry both police nationwide or from police(nationwide) records???
It won't remove it if it is in their database but when they go to check it won't be there any more.
check it as reconfirm it.
My Ex wants to know -Will it be expensive (hiring the lawyer and filing the motion). And can we file this motion without an attorney?? OR is it absolutely necessary that we get a lawyer? with this I promised I am done....
It is probably going to cost about $1000-1500. It isn't mandatory that you hire a lawyer but the chances of getting it granted without a lawyer are pretty low. I don't think I've ever seen a judge lift an order when someone filed for it without a lawuer.
And if you get turned down then as a practical matter that wipes out any chance of getting it lifted in the future.
Thankyou very much, you have been a great help.
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