I have a friend and their spouse passed away and he had credit cards in his name only is she responsible to pay off the balances if her name was not on the account
Thank you for the questions and comments. Arizona is a community property state. What that means is that assets or debts acquired DURING the course of the marriage may be debts for both partners. So, if credit card debt was acquired during the marriage then there is a chance that creditors could come after either partner.
There are some defenses but they are legally quite technical.
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I am not sure whether to do my own enforcement for child support or use a lawyer. Is this something that a lawyer is needed or can i save my money of the custody battle next year.
Thank you for the questions and comments. Sure, resources can be tight so choosing an attorney is not always an easy decision but most of the time it "pays-off." There is a good chance that you are going to need to make some arguments to the court; these could include disclosures before the enforcement hearing or the presentation of testimony and evidence at a hearing.
In addition, there could be a chance that the court would award some or all of your attorney's fees. See, if not but for the obligator's inability / refusal to pay child support, you would not need an attorney.
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Child was abused and neglected while in mothers care , both parents signed over custody to me legally has not seen child in 6 years has no contact with her at all . Has history of neglecting other children or leaving with family members . Mother ...
Thank you for the questions and comments. So we can achieve a more clear understanding, with all-due-respect, what do you mean by "parents signed over custody to me legally...?" Did a court order that you are the legal guardian? Is there an agreement with a court wherein ALL of the parties agree that you are forever to be the child's guardian?
If there is no such agreement, then the parent petitioning the court could have a strong argument. It is unclear if you need an attorney at this point but you certainly should talk to one. There are lots of questions.
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my income=1400 mo. his=18,000 mo. He travels for work. i work from home. 2 kids= 9 (son w/ type 1 diabetes) daughter=16 only debt= house= $268,500, Condo (he lives in when in town) owe $92000 We will split all retirement in 1/2 he will give alimon...
Thank you for the questions and comments. Have the differences in your income been so vast for all of the 26 years? In addition, has he already agreed to 1/2 division of the retirement and 10 - 12 years of alimony (we call it spousal maintenance in Arizona)? Also, the amount of spousal maintenance is going to be very important here. It could take quite a while for you and your family to get where you want to be once the divorce is complete. Does your husband / partner know that you want this?
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My ex-husband and I have been back and forth to Family court in the 2 years since our divorce, all because of his actions. In that time, he has lost custody (I have sole legal custody) and most recently has had visitation changed to Supervised Vis...
Thank you for the questions and comments. We would really need to review his petition (appeal) before offering a likelihood of his success.
Attorneys do NOT have to cost 8 - 10k. In fact, many offer free on the phone and in-person consults where his petition could be reviewed for free.
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Liberty can live together for 11 years and married for 13 and he abandon me on August 18th doesn't hasn't given me any money left me with no phone transportation food or money
Thank you for the questions and comments. Alimony, otherwise known as spousal maintenance in Arizona can be tricky. There a lots of factors or elements that a court will look at before rewarding alimony. Examples/ How long were you married? Did you work during the marriage? Did you go to school? Did your partner make most of the money during the marriage or did you? And if you are awarded alimony (spousal maintenance) how much money might he have left over each month?
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CR2013-103937 Drury, James - DOB: 8/1974
Thank you James for the comment.
Do you currently have an attorney? If so, please discuss with him or her.
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I was convicted of a Class 3 felony in 2007 and am not in prison or on probation. The crime was White Collar in nature and non-dangerous in any way. Thank you.
Thank you for the questions and comments. It really depends on what types of resources or organization the leasing office employs. Did the conviction take place in Arizona? Unfortunately, given our current digital world...once something appears on the internet it could remain in cyberspace forever.
Have you thought about getting the conviction "expunged?" In Arizona, we do not technically have expungements but we have something similar. It is called a Motion to Set Aside Judgment. In essence, the Court would relieve you of the consequences of the conviction. When applying with leases, jobs, etc you could produce a copy of the Court's Order noting the conviction was set aside.
Such an order is extremely useful for moving beyond the barriers of such a conviction. While not all crimes can be set aside in Arizona, there is a good chance yours could be.
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I have a class 6 felony conviction (lowest felony conviction, just above a misdemeanor) and am on lifetime probation. It is not a sex crime. My probation officer actually suggested that absconding might be a better idea than having my probation tr...
Thank you for the questions and comments. As a former probation officer and now attorney, we must let you know that the absconding idea is risky. Very risky.
Although Louisiana may not extradite you, law enforcement in that state MAY see the warrant (there will be one) and they may detain you while they try to figure out if you SHOULD be extradited.
In addition, you are living your life with a warrant that future employers, etc may see.
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My ex and I are in a very nasty custody battle. He believes that he has full control of my children. He removed them from their school and moved them to another school simply because the other school allowed me to visit with my kids during their...
Thank you for the questions and comments. If your ex has violated a court order (disclosure of documents, etc.) then you or an attorney may want to file a motion requesting your ex be found in contempt of court. With it, your attorney would request the documents inappropriately submitted be redacted by those organizations who have them.
Also, a change in schools is a major decision and could also be a violation of your current court orders.
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