Cheryl L Van Ackeren

Cheryl L Van Ackeren

  • Military Law, Family Law
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“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” — E. M. Forster Attorney Cheryl Van Ackeren is passionate about protecting Cheryl Van Ackeren Military Lawyer Attorney Bio the rights of service members and ensuring that veterans get the benefits they deserve. Long before graduating from Seattle University’s School of Law, Cheryl knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Cheryl enlisted in the Army at 18 to achieve her goal and hoped to take advantage of the “green to gold” program to become an officer, and eventually, a Judge Advocate General. Cheryl’s military career began in the signal corps with the 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Tx. Her enlistment included a 15 month deployment to Iraq during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unfortunately, Cheryl’s career in the service ended after almost four years of service, when she became injured. Due to a medical discharge, she would not be able to be a JAG officer and serve the Army as a lawyer. Cheryl didn’t miss a beat. After returning to civilian life, she promptly enrolled in school, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before attending Seattle University’s School of Law. In law school, Cheryl knew she wanted to be an advocate for veterans and work as a defense attorney early on. From May 2010, after her first year of law school, Cheryl worked as a legal intern with Charlie Swift at Swift & McDonald, PS, a firm that focused on military law and family law for service members. As a legal intern, Cheryl handled Board of Correction cases, court-martial cases, administrative separations, Appeals to nonjudicial punishments and Letters of Reprimand, as well as security clearances cases, and assisted with Family law Divorce and Child Custody cases for almost three years. Cheryl further expanded her knowledge by working with the Northwest Justice Project, Veterans Division, where she provided legal aid to homeless veterans and veterans on the verge of homeles

Practice Areas
  • Military Law
  • Family Law
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Professional Experience
Legal Intern & Associate
Swift & McDonald, P.S.
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Legal Clerk
Northwest Justice Project - Veterans Division
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6 Questions Answered

Q. Will my income be included in my live in boyfriend's child support calculation?
A: No, your income should not be included in his child support.
Q. I desperately need phone numbers for overpayment lawyers in seattle wa that are free
A: You should try one of the legal aid services. The Northwest Justice Project offers free legal aid to low income families.
Q. Can my mom tell child support enforcement that she does not want child support from me?
A: You can request that they waive the arrears child support as long as the amount owed is due to your mother and not the state. If the amount is due to the state, then you can request the state waive the arrears. I recommend you speak with a lawyer to help you make the request.
Q. In Washington State if my daughters mother is willing to stop my back support and I onl how do I go about stopping
A: First you need to verify that your back child support is owed to the mother. In some situations, the back child support is owed to the state and the mother can only waive the portion due to her. I would recommend contacting an attorney so they can help you submit a waiver of the debt.
Q. How long is the waiting period after filing
A: After filing the petition for dissolution, Washington state requires you to wait 90 days.
Q. In wa st I have had third party custody of my sisters kids and I also have my son with disabilitys how do I give up cust
A: The grandmother can petition the court for custody. Once the court approves the grandmother, she can take custody from you.
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705 S 9th St
Suite 105
Tacoma, WA 98405
USA
Telephone: (253) 442-6700