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  • How do i file for divorce in washington state if i have no kids or assets?

    me and my husband married 06/26/2010 and have been separated since 11/2011. i dont know where he is but i have a pretty good idea and i do have a number for him but i want a divorce and so does he but he has been pushing it off and i want it done...

    John’s Answer

    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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  • Can i buy a gun with terroristic threats charges?

    charges were from 14 years ago

    John’s Answer

    No.

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  • Does both parties (spouses) .has to be on a home loan and order to get part of the equility out

    My spouse tells me that I don't have. No owners ship in our home that we been living in for 16 1/2 years with our son yes we have been lliving common law since 1999 and the only reason I wasing on neither loan the first one was because they told u...

    John’s Answer

    No

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  • CONFIRMATION OF ISSUES AND CERTIFICATE REGARDING MEDIATION

    I recently filed an agreed (no children of the marriage) Petition for Dissolution with a separate form Joinder. According to the CASE SCHEDULE, my spouse and I have to file the Confirmation of Issues and Certificate Regarding Mediation by the ass...

    John’s Answer

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

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  • Hi, My daughter is living with me for a year can I stop my child support for that year?

    she is 10 and Im working a getting custody from my home state of North Carolina

    John’s Answer

    You normally can't go retro.

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  • How can I enforce reimbursement for child care costs?

    The parenting plan requires the father to pay 68% of child care costs. A portion of the childcare is direct deposited into my checking account, along with the Child Support. However, I am having a challenging time with the father reimbursing me f...

    John’s Answer

    The enforcement clause for this situation should be addressed in 3.15 of your latest Order of Child Support. Do you have that order in front of you and you can scan to a lawyer? That way, a full and complete accurate legal answer can be provided. I developed a 4 step acronym that greatly increases the receiving parent's chance of collection of the reimbursement owed.

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  • Should I be worried about jail time?

    I received a summons on 10/23/12 to appear in Kent Municipal court on 11/08/12 for a disorderly conduct violation dating back to 2008. It says Expired BW in the bottom right hand corner and I'm not sure what that means. In the time since this vio...

    John’s Answer

    Immediately contact Neal or Zach at my firm, who will consult w/you for free. We are in the Kent court every day and have done 1000 of criminal defense cases. -- John Stocks

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  • Should I sign a quit claim deed, King County Wa. over house awarded to my ex in divorce

    Ex wife wants me to sign quit claim deed concerning house awarded to her in our divorce in King kCounty Wa, five years ago. I called her mortgage company and they told me not to sign it unless she removes me from the title? Now she sent me a Mot...

    John’s Answer

    You are required to sign quit claim deed most likely unless other provisions were expressly made in the Decree. Expressly, of course, means, "in writing." If it says, "Husband shall sign quit claim deed and real estate excise tax affidavit," then you are stuck. If the Decree says, "Husband shall sign quit claim deed .... only upon removal of his name from the underlying mortgage," then you have a different story. Scan your Decree language and put that in an email to an attorney for review to give you a definitive answer.

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  • Can my new husband's income be calculated into child support if I am a stay at home mom and his wage is triple my ex's?

    I am the custodial parent and have been a homemaker since being laid off 4 yrs ago. I have remarried and want to know if my new husband's income will ever be factored in when recalculating child support since he makes triple what my ex makes? (a...

    John’s Answer

    For child support, the court only enter the 2 parents' income in the worksheets. However, the statute requires "disclosure" of all adult household income. Also, you have to explain why you re not working (laid-off, stay-at-home...), but the court might impute (give) you income anyway at your former rate in the worksheets. What is the calculation right now with your income at zero versus your old wage?

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  • Can the court make the petitioner in a child custody case pay for my attorney fees if they committed Fraud?

    I need an attorney for a child custody case. I had to go to Federal Prison for 18 months for money laundering so I gave temporary custody of my 3 year old to my aunt and uncle who are loaded with money. While I was in prison they filed for...

    John’s Answer

    I just did a consult with a client with this situation. You can revoke the temporary custody document you signed (or power of attorney?), and file your own action to retrieve custody of your 3 year old. You can also seek to set aside the default under civil rule 60.

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