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Angela M Wilson-Goodman

Gilbert Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Divorce attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    3 lawyer answers

    One spouse buying out the other spouse's interest in the marital residence is frequently an option and often makes more sense than trying to sell it, especially in a distressed real estate market. You will not be able to get the other person's name off the loan unless you can refinance, however, and sometimes that is a sticking point. On the flip side, if you sell, you will have to pay real estate commissions typically, which could reduce the amount you both get. T

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  2. I have an opportunity out of state and would like to move with my child. What steps do I need to take?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Kevin L Jensen
    3. Patrick S Sampair
    3 lawyer answers

    Does he know you want to move? Is he in agreement? If the answer to either of these questions is No, then you need to have a confidential consultation with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your options and the risks associated with each option. There is a conservative approach to this situation and a not-so-conservative approach, and this forum is not the appropriate place to discuss the not-so-conservative approach.

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  3. Do I need to file a joinder to combine my DES child support hearing and my request for the courts to issue a QDRO?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Gregg R Woodnick
    3. Patrick S Sampair
    3 lawyer answers

    Although QDROs are used primarily to divide retirement accounts at dissolution of marriage, you are on the right path in that once you get a judgment for child support arrears, a QDRO may be used to collect on that judgment. However, you will need the judge assigned to your case to sign off on the QDRO, the child support commissioner cannot do that. Also, you need to have a QDRO properly prepared and submitted to the judge. The court does not prepare those documents. Lastly, the obligor...

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  4. Non Custodial Parent moves out of state and only provide PO box and not seen the child for 15 months?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Patrick S Sampair
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you already have a court order for custody and parenting time. If so, I would recommend that you file a petition to modify custody (unless you already have sole custody) and parenting time. If there is a current court order that gives him visitation, then that remains enforceable unless and until it is modified. You don't want to be in a situation where he comes back 2 years from now and demands his visitation and the police are called and the only order you have is one giving...

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  5. How do you decide on the best valuation date for dividing community assets in AZ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is a little troubling because if your decree is already finalized, the date of division and allocation of assets and debts will be set forth in detail in the decree. If that is not the case, then it sounds like there might be some significant gaps in your decree if this information is not in there. I would need to review your decree to see if it provides for any answers or instructions on how next to proceed. If it is silent, you may need to seek court intervention. Regarding...

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  6. When gathering evidence to go to court, will having emails or texts from the other person hold up in court? What will?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Donna G Heller
    3. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other posts re admissibility and relevance. You also need to make sure they are timely disclosed and properly marked as exhibits.

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  7. Are there pros and cons of having a Parenting Coordinator?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick S Sampair
    2. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    3. Valarie A McNeice
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Sampair, and would like to add a few things. Pro: decisions and recommendations are made much more quickly than if you were to file with the court. Con: In many cases the court will adopt the recommendations of the PC as a final court order. Thus, if you are unhappy or disagree with the PC's recommendation, your ability to change or prevent the change is limited.

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  8. Can I leave my abusive husband without telling him and take my children to another state to live?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Cole Bastian
    3. Patrick S Sampair
    3 lawyer answers

    You do have a tough situation, and you need to proceed with caution. I think there is a lot more information that needs to be disclosed and then the risks evaluated before you make this kind of decision. Yes, the court could ultimately agree to your relocation, but it would not like kindly on you leaving the state with your children unannounced. Plus, if you leave, you will need to be prepared to return with the children if the court orders you to. If you are leaving a job you may not have...

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  9. My ex was arrested for felony marijuana 13-3405 Class 4 i want to know if he has any custody rights?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rebecca L Owen
    2. Patrick S Sampair
    3. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4 lawyer answers

    You might want to consider filing for an emergency change of custody and change of parenting time if the facts of his drug use warrant it. Drug use is certainly a basis for the court to consider a change of custody and modification of parenting time. Also, I do think you can file in Arizona regardless of whether the original custody papers are out of CA. Now that no one lives in CA, the federal and state guidelines that cover where a custody modification action must be brought, (the UCCJEA)...

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  10. Would like to know how to get custody back of my daughter or get my visitation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela M Wilson-Goodman
    2. Zubair Aslamy
    3. Hillary Johns
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney and go over all of your paperwork, including rulings, motions that were filed, minute entries, etc. to at least get some guidance on what your options are and what the current status is, if you are going to be representing yourself. However, I suspect you will probably need competent representation because this might not be a simply process. Get some advice and then evaluate your options at that point.

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