Am I able to call and have her new bf trespassed from that residence
answered on Feb 3, 2022
Probably not. But you should contact an attorney to have the protection order addressed to help you get any of your property and ensure that you do not accidentally violate the order.
We have been legally separated since 2009. We have a house that we bought a year and a 1 1/2 ago. She wants to sell that. Her family gave us the property 3 and a 1/2 years ago. But only put it in her name. We live in Skagit County in Washington State.
answered on Feb 3, 2022
First, you will have to show that it is community property. While Washington Courts favor characterizing property as community, there are certain times when property is considered separate property.
For example, inheritance, gifts, personal injury payouts, or property owned before marriage... Read more »
I was out of town for work and she has documentation I need now and is refusing to get me the info.
answered on Feb 3, 2022
Is your divorce final? Do you have any ongoing action?
Obviously, she shouldn't have gone into your room. Getting the documents back can be difficult, if you have an ongoing case, you can require her to provide them through the Court. If you do not, your options are a little more... Read more »
I am just needing to know what I do when he turns 18, do I need to go to court to terminate those 2 things, or do they just end automatically when he turns 18? I obviously do not want to keep paying child support at 18, but do owe a small amount of back support, and also obviously don't either... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2022
The parenting plan will terminate automatically when your child turns 18.
Child support can be a little different. There is a termination date on the order. It will state something like this order ends when the child reaches 18. Often it is after he or she graduates high school or turns... Read more »
I bought a house while married but its only under my name. My spouse signed a quit claim deed during the purchase. If we divorce, do I need to worry about losing the house?
answered on Sep 9, 2021
You should consult with an attorney who can advise you on the complexities of community/separate property and your options when it comes to protecting your interest in the house.
basically my wife has taken everything and I want to keep our home. I will have to buy her out, but will need to file chapter 13 after. Can I include this settlement to avoid having to pay her. I have already paid over $50K in alimony and $80K in attorney fees,
Is this possible with him being in jail
answered on Jul 15, 2020
Yes, it is possible to divorce your husband while he is in jail. You will need to serve him, in jail, with a divorce petition and follow procedures required by law. You should hire an experienced divorce attorney in your state to help with you with the process.
answered on Dec 21, 2019
Yes. Nothing magic happens after 90 days has lapsed. Rather, you are now allowed to conclude your dissolution because that the statutory waiting or "cooling-off" period has expired.
The process varies by county, but generally speaking you need to set up a hearing before a... Read more »
My husband received inheritance from sale of father's property
answered on Nov 22, 2019
You need to check with your divorce lawyer. IN the State of Texas inheritance is separate property and not subject to division during a divorce.
I never legally adopted her.
answered on Apr 12, 2019
The short answer is no, but it depends on a few other factors.
Children from other relationships are not considered for child support. The "depends" part is if the mother believes you are the father, which can be overcome with a DNA test, which would then result in you not paying... Read more »
We got married In Spokane county jail he was incarcerated and got sent out to prison the next mourning after our “wedding” we are split up and have been sence befor he was ever released.
answered on Jan 24, 2019
You can contact a divorce attorney for a consultation, and you can also seek self-help resources at your local law library and on the WA courts website. Were you legally married? If you're seeking a divorce, you'd need to file the necessary papers in court and have them served on your... Read more »
I signed a paper promising not to. I was sick at the time and wasn’t able to pay attention very well. Now I am hearing from someone that I can discuss it openly with whomever I want. Is this true, or am I held to a code of silence with anything said in mediation?
answered on Jan 18, 2019
Discuss this with an attorney in your state and review what you signed. The general rules of mediation are that anything said (offer to compromise, behavior, etc.) cannot be used against the other party in court, and that the mediator cannot be called to testify about what was said during... Read more »
Hello, I am trying to file for a divorce in Washington state, I am trying to do this on my own, i was wondering what documents I would need. I have the summons, Petition for Divorce and Agreement to Join Petition (Joinder) documents that my ex signed already. I am trying to expiate the beginning... Read more »
answered on Jan 10, 2019
Have you researched the process at your local law library and online via the WA state court's website? Those are great places to start when representing yourself in a divorce and seeking forms and guidance. Have you considered limited scope representation as a more affordable way to hire a... Read more »
I was employed for 34 years, currently unemployed. The maintenance had been set at a flat $600 /month (order was held open) ,
Split custody but children always lived with me, full time (5 kids), ex never helped with any expenses (medical, food clothes etc). I was advised to retain a lawyer... Read more »
answered on Jan 10, 2019
You may acquire self-help forms and books at your local law library as well as self-help forms and guidance on the court's public website. See: https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/
More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an... Read more »
Husband is emotionally abusive and has been physical 2 times with me. He is terrible to my dog (hits him, threw him once). I’ve grown to hate him, and during one incident I feared for the safety of my son (emotional well-being too)
answered on Dec 26, 2018
You might be able to seek a restraining order, child custody, child support, spousal support, and attorney's fees, depending on the facts. You can report domestic violence to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an... Read more »
His question is based on the verbage he needs to use. The wife has full custody of the daughter and he wants visitation rights. If he puts that he wants visitation without using the word custody for himself will that work? He doesn’t want to lose his daughter. Or does he need to be required to... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2018
This is not something he is going to want to do without an attorney. When your car is broken, you take it to a mechanic, not get on youtube and try to figure it out yourself. One simple error can cost thousands to fix. He needs to do it right the first time and hire and experienced attorney to... Read more »
My wife had 4 affairs and paid off all her student loans without me knowing. Not to mention she also had a abortion without telling me.
answered on Dec 18, 2017
Money earned from employment during marriage is community property in Washington, including deferred compensation like pensions and 401ks. Non-community property states often consider money earned during marriage to belong to both parties too. The part of a retirement account that is divisible at... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2017
When you say that your spouse will not sign divorce papers, I will assume that you have filed for dissolution, then tried to work out a settlement that you think is fair but he/she doesn't, so she won't "join" in the petition, which is what WA state calls it when the spouse... Read more »
Because he goes to see her and stays gone all not and i did not want to see him do that in front of me. Do I have a right to go back to live at the house
answered on Sep 6, 2017
Are there any orders from the court preventing you from being in the home? If not, the likely answer is that you can go back to the house. If the house has been the family home for the three years of marriage and there is not a court order preventing you from going back you have as much right as... Read more »
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