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John Stocks

Auburn Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. How do i file for divorce in washington state if i have no kids or assets?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Kate M Forrest
    3. Kevin R. Richardson
    4. John Stocks
    4 lawyer answers

    Go to the county you live in, pay a filing fee of around $220-260+ (depending on the county), file a summons and petition, then wait at least 90 days before finalizing it. You will receive and be required for a lot of forms.

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  2. CONFIRMATION OF ISSUES AND CERTIFICATE REGARDING MEDIATION

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. John Stocks
    3. Hillary Johns
    3 lawyer answers

    Does not apply because you don't have children. Go to the status conference and talk to the FLOW facilitator.

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  3. Foreclosure?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edgar I Hall
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Douglas N Kiger
    4. Shawn B Alexander
    5. John Stocks
    5 lawyer answers

    My advice is do not rely solely on the suggestions posted here, but instead, go to a lawyer who does bankruptcy, real estate, and foreclosure), who will be able to lay out all the options that exist given your unique circumstances, which include: bankruptcy, short sale, deed in lieu, etc... . You need to know the consequences of each route you may choose.

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  4. What happens in the state of WA if a person cannot be found to serve divorce papers on?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Meredith McKell Graff
    2. Mark L. Alexander
    3. John Stocks
    4. Ronald Lee Bell
    4 lawyer answers

    If a person cannot be located, but they have fled the country, then a process server can go through the due diligence and prove that the person left the state to avoid service of process. At that point, someone can serve by publication (newspaper summons) and that could establish jurisdiction, permitting a default and default judgment against the person who ran away out of state and was dodging service.

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  5. Can my 14 yr daughter choose to live in one house (her dads) and just have "days" with me when she wants to?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Glenn E. Tanner
    3. Dave Hawkins
    4. John Stocks
    4 lawyer answers

    The legal answer is "no.". There is a myth about this: people believe that children get to decide where they want to live after a certain age. Not true. In reality, however, some kids control their parents or manipulate the situation to get what they want.

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  6. Divorce retirement

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    1 lawyer answer

    The answer to your question about the 1 year deadline relates to CR 60, which permits her to set aside (vacate) a DECREE based on 11 possible factors within 1 year. However, if she can prove fraud, misrepresentation, or a few other grounds to vacate, then she has longer than a year from when she discovers the fraud. If there was a lack of full disclosure, then yes, she could make this claim. What happens? If she wins, the court will not "undo" the divorce, but usually will allocate the...

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  7. Family Law

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    2. Dave Hawkins
    2 lawyer answers

    John Stocks in Auburn; Cheryl Russell in Bellevue; Terry Zundel in Seattle.

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  8. Divorce

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    2. Jacqueline Harounian
    3 lawyer answers

    The best move is to hire a lawyer in the County you last resided with your spouse. They will file all the mountain of forms you are required to do since they passed the law in 1991 that requires mandatory forms. Or, you can go to a stationery store or the courthouse and they sell packages on "how to get divorced: do it yourself." Do not hire a paralegal to represent you because it is illegal for them to practice law, but some actually do it. The initial cost is usually $240-250 for a filing...

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  9. I am trying to find information on how to change my childs last name, from her biological fathers.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. John Stocks
    3. Bruce Clement
    4. Bruce K Pruitt-Hamm
    4 lawyer answers

    You should file a written request with the court to change the name, but if you cannot locate him, ask the court to have a "special master" appointed to sign for the father in the father's spot on the dotted line.

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  10. How long does it take to get a court date for a contempt of court charge against my ex husband ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Stocks
    2. Dave Hawkins
    2 lawyer answers

    Contempt is an effective procedure, but can be frustrating, even for an inexperienced lawyer. There are a few tricky rules to get to a hearing, with notice and service 14 days before, and even when you get there, the court often continues the hearing to another date. Why hasn't your attorney filed for a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

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