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1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Arizona on
Q: Is there a statute of limitations in nev on a proof of financial responsibility
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 24, 2023

You asked this question to Arizona attorneys. We can't advise you on Nevada law. You may want to reask this question in the Nevada forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: Paid off mortgage but mortgage company sent the deed clearance to the county recorders in both my name and ex husband.

never got answers so deleted it

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 24, 2023

I'm presuming the house was awarded to you in the Divorce Decree. If so, ask your ex-husband to sign a Quit Claim Deed to you to clear title. If he refuses, you can file to enforce the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: Where can I find a sign that clearly prohibits the possession of weapons on our church premises with the ARS numbers
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 24, 2023

I looked, but I cannot find such a law.

For example, ARS 13-3102 prohibits people from bringing firearms to polling places, schools, and nuclear power plants, but says nothing about churches. See ARS 13-3102(A)(11)-(13).

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: I canceled my directv service and they are saying I have to pay till the end of the billing cycle. Is this legal in AZ?

It does state that in the contract I received when I got service 3 years ago

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 24, 2023

If that's what the contract says, that's what you are obligated to do.

Is that legal in Arizona? Yes, it is. In Arizona, people are bound by the terms of the contracts they sign.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: I let a friend store his stuff in my garage it was broken into an some of his an my stuff was taken police report was fi

Filed he been taking things out an saying this an that are gone how can I leagely have him move his stuff

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 24, 2023

In writing, tell him he has 30 days to remove the items from your garage and that if he does not remove them by that date, you will dispose of his remaining belongings, and then wait another 30 days before you remove them.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Collections for Arizona on
Q: When is it a good time to record a lis pendens on a property?

I recently filed a complaint in Superior Court against 4 defendants due to a fraudulent transfer of a property. Is it proper to record a lis pendens just after filing the complaint or is it best to wait until you receive an answer? I ask because I don't want to be civilly liable by clouding... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 23, 2023

File it now.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Why USCIS asked me about my wife prior divorce proof

I applied for naturalization based on living in United States for 5 years my wife refused to give me her prior divorce decree what should I do

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Because if your wife was previously married and didn’t get lawfully divorced, you and she aren’t married.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Arizona on
Q: Help needed regarding house we have occupied for 3 years, with deceased owner (no heirs) going into foreclosure.

4 years ago, owner passed away (no will/heirs). We made payment to lender until 3/2021 at which time, payment was refused (we now know, due to lender selling loan). Property is now in foreclosure and due to be auctioned 3/15/23. Property is worth $150,000. Loan is $20000.

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
answered on Jan 22, 2023

I don't see a question here. From your description, you do not own the house, the payments have not been made, and the lender is foreclosing. Which they have a right to.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Arizona on
Q: what should i do if i havent made a payment towards my car insurance and my car caught fire

my card on file was on auto pay, i received a new card and didnt notice the insurance hadnt been paid. i never received any form of notice informing me the payment was declined. resulting in the cancellation of my insurance.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 22, 2023

If your insurance was canceled due to nonpayment of the premium, you’re going to have to pay for the repairs or buy a new car out of pocket. I wouldn’t expect insurance to cover it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about getting my son back. I was lied about in civil court and had a protective order placed against me

This came after I threatened my ex to have my son's mouth fixed because he had a mouthful of bad teeth. She took him from Utah to Colorado and left him with his half sister whom he had never met and she filed for emergency guardianship due to neglect. All of which was taking place without my... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner. I hope your son is with you now.

If he is not, you need to talk to a family law attorney in the state where he currently is about what you need to do to get that state to enforce the order of this Court.

If he is in Arizona,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: Legally what can be done if you have a domestic stalker?

I currently live with someone, a relative, who aggravatingly been stalking, harassing, and criminally has accessed my wireless devices, with the intent to cause emotional distress (for quite some time now). I know a restraining order is one thing, but I would like to see this individual legally... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

If you want them prosecuted, you need to make a police report.

You should also get a restraining order. Harassing and stalking can be difficult crimes on which to get a conviction, but someone violates a restraining order, that's much easier.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arizona on
Q: Hi is there a lawyer who specializes in gaurdianship cases thats willing to take my case for free?
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

You should ask this to the juvenile section, as guardianship in Arizona is handled by the juvenile courts, not the family law courts.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: Does communications regarding kids behavior have to go through lawyer without a court order?

We are in the process of child support from father. His girlfriend said all communications have to go through his lawyer about the kids behavior and did not allow us to speak to him about the child’s behavior. No court order has been made, no child support amount has been determined since him and... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

If that's what he is requesting you do, you should do it. Explain to the lawyer what is going on. A good lawyer will take to Father and say, "Telling the other parent to communicate through me about the children does not help your case."

Be patient on child support. The...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Bankruptcy, Contracts and Collections for Arizona on
Q: Can/will credit card companies get a court order to place a lien on my potential newly purchased car?

I live in Arizona. During Covid I improperly managed my finances and developed a large amount of credit card debt ($30,000ish from about six credit cards). I defaulted on them and was sued by three credit card companies; all three won default judgments 2 years ago. One got a court order to withdraw... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 19, 2023

Anything you own or in your name is subject to the judgments snd liens granted to those creditors. You probably need a lawyer to help you negotiate these out.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: Legally married but separated. I stayed w/ 2 kids and she took the other child. I make more than her can I get her on cs

I make 95k a year she makes 25k a year. All the kids are ours. I stayed with 2 and she stayed with 1. Can I get her on child support? Even if I make more money than her? Because I have more kids to take care of?? I live in Arizona she lives in California .

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Child support is determined by a formula. There's no way we can answer that question without doing the formula, and you haven't given us enough information to run the formula.

You can find a child support calculator online and see how the numbers play out. You should run two...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: My ex keeps brainwashing our child, convincing her that she is afraid of me and my parents. Is there any legal recorse?

My daughter is very happy when she is with me and/or my parents. Then I get phone calls from my ex (when our daughter is over there) telling me the kid is upset with me and doesn't want to go back to me when it is my time. She has our kid sit there listening and continually says to her,... Read more »

Randi Sirlin
Randi Sirlin
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Parents should never involve children in their adult matters, including issues such as parenting time. If you have a parenting plan through the Court, there should be language stating something to that effect. If there is no such language, I recommend speaking with an experienced family law... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: I filed Ch.7 bankruptcy. Can my co-owner legally come after me for not paying the mortgage?

I filed Ch.7 bankruptcy in June 2022. I was able to keep my house. I was told I'm not liable for the mortgage/loan, but the bank can foreclose if it's not paid. I share the home with a co-owner. I want to know if I don't pay any of the mortgage, can the co-owner legally come after me... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 18, 2023

No one can take any action while the automatic stay is in place. Your co-owner should have been listed in the bankruptcy as a potential creditor which would preclude him from coming after you for the money although he may be within his rights to ask that it be sold.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: Taxes/ child support/divorce decree:If NCP has a current arrears balance can I claim child? In our decree it states

That NCP can claim if current on child support and arrear payments. I have calculated it and i am still calculating a short in child support payments. The arrears balance was at $1400 in May 2022. Due to his job loss and no payment for 5 months the balance went to $2300 by August 2022 then payments... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 17, 2023

The question really hinges on whether he is current for the 2022 tax year. He can be behind overall, but if he paid all that was he supposed to in 2022, he can claim the child. If he didn't, you can claim the child. Remember: The parent not claiming the child needs to sign Form 8332 in order... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Collections for Arizona on
Q: Can you change a sole proprietor business into an LLC in order to protect your personal assets after a judgment?

I won a judgment against a Defendant and she immediately changed her sole proprietor business into an LLC in order to transferred all of her assets there. This has been recently discovered and now explains why I have not been able to recover judgment. It was thought that once you've been sued,... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

The transfers you described are post judgment snd should be easily set aside as fraudulent transfers. You can ask the court in which you obtained judgment to set them aside.

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