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Timothy Wayne Steadman

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  • No kids, less than a two yr. marriage. House purchased jointly while married. What are chances of house being sold as opposed to

    going to either one of us. I want it sold at arms length

    Timothy’s Answer

    If either of you really wants the house and has the ability to buy the other one out, the Court would probably allow it. You would need to either agree on a value or get it appraised. The Court may also order that the property be sold. This would be most likely if it is clear that neither of you will be able to refinance the loan to remove the other person's name and pay half of any equity.

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  • Is there any time a decree can be changed. If you were not treated fairly, and can prove your husbands abuse

    If your husband controlled you for over 10 yrs and also during divorce. Prove of This abuse can be shown

    Timothy’s Answer

    It is possible to change a divorce decree depending on the circumstances. If it is due to your husband's abuse you would need to prove that you were under duress or for some other reason not acting voluntarily. You should speak with an attorney to evaluate your case and see if anything can be done.

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  • Legally divorced for 1 year. I gave my wife our home of 27 yrs. I am still on the title & loan. How do I remove my name?

    Is it more expeditious to quit-claim the home to my ex-wife along with a written agreement or proof that the bank is removing me from the loan? WILL the bank remove me from the loan if I quit-claim? What is the proper order and protocol to remov...

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    The bank will not remove you from the loan if you execute a quit-claim deed. You might try contacting the bank and explaining the situation to see if they will work with you. However, in almost every situation I have seen the only way to get one spouse's name off the mortgage is for the other spouse to refinance.

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  • Help! I don't know where to turn or who to call or what to Google?! My lawyer didn't represent me in my divorce! What do I do?

    The divorce took 11 long confusing months. My lawyer only addressed to the court what he wanted to and almost nothing of mine. He never let me speak up in court when I had issues that he didn't address. I don't think he submitted anything I sca...

    Timothy’s Answer

    The State Bar ultimately has authority to deal with lawyer misconduct. However, you might try speaking with him first to see if he can do anything that will rectify the situation. Before you do that, it might be productive to speak with another family law attorney to assess the situation and get advice on what was done right and what wasn't.

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  • AFTER THE FINAL PAPERS ARE PREPARED AND LODGED TO THE COURT, HOW LONG UNTIL THE JUDGE SIGNS THEM SO THE DIVORCE WILL BE FINISHED

    JUDGE DECIDED ON ASSETS, PARENTING TIME AND CHILD SUPPORT. JUST WAITING FOR SIGNATURE FROM THE JUDGE. IT HAS BEEN 36 DAYS NOW SINCE PAPERS WERE LODGED TO JUDGE.

    Timothy’s Answer

    In my experience, judges will generally sign final documents within a few days. However, this only applies if both parties have signed and approved the documents. If they have been "lodged" that can mean that only one party has approved the documents. If that is the case, the judge will give the other party an opportunity to object to the language in the documents before signing them.

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  • Can i sue walmart for asking for my id when my uncle was buying alcohol and im 18?

    I was buying snack food and was going to use a separate transaction when the cashier asked if we were together And i said yes but separate transactions. She proceeded to ask for Both of our ids and i hadnt even touched the alcohol.

    Timothy’s Answer

    No

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  • What do I need to do to terminate child support once the adoption of my child is final?

    I am consenting to have my child adopted by her step-father and I am concerned about any other steps I need to take to terminate the child support once it is finalized by the courts

    Timothy’s Answer

    The previous attorney is correct that you need to file a petition with the family court to stop the order of assignment and terminate the child support order. This can be done in advance of the adoption being finalized so that there is not a delay. Be aware, however, that your child support obligation doesn't stop until the adoption is actually completed.

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  • I hired a divorce lawyer who did NOTHING for me in court. I feel I was mistreated and misrepresented. What can I do?

    I emailed him numerous times reminding him to address certain issues and he just ignored them. He didn't do anything I asked him to do for me in the divorce. I feel he wasted my time as well as $1500.00 retainer fee! I want to report him and wha...

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    The State Bar has the ultimate authority to deal with these types of issues. They also have a fee arbitration program so that you can address any billing that you feel was unreasonable. You may want to speak to another attorney about that, and also about anything that might need to be fixed in your divorce case.

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  • Divorced several years ago in WA now engaged live in AZ but unemployed recently can my EX come after my new wife for Alimony?

    My Ex and I mediated our divorce in 2006 which was not a smart move now looking back. I agreed to pay $2k a month to my Ex due to my salary and recently am unemployed and also engaged to be married. The Pre-nuptial papers that my new wife want...

    Timothy’s Answer

    No, your ex cannot come after your new wife. She would not have any responsibility for your pre-marriage debts. Depending on the terms of your divorce decree you may be also able to reduce or eliminate your alimony based on your changed circumstances.

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