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  • How can I sue my ex-husband over $10 grand on credit card acquired when I don't know where he lives and I live in another state?

    The debt was created in a joint account we had (opened prior to the divorce) after we got divorced and I have the credit card statements to prove I did not make the purchases.

    Glenn’s Answer

    It can be done, but you really should at least consider hiring a Private Investigator or a skip tracer to track him down prior to starting litigation. Your bigger question, at least in my mind, is if you sue him not knowing where he is, how on earth would you collect? All the more reason to track him down first.

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  • How does homestead exemption work in WA state if someone decides bankruptcy?

    Giving you an example of my relative...Her home value as per zillow.com is $221,529 but on county records assessment value is 183,300 and when they originally bought in 2004 they paid 186950. Now I know she has two different home loans ....

    Glenn’s Answer

    According to the numbers you provided your relative is roughly $70 underwater in her home (more debt than value in the home), and that is only if the Zillow value is pretty accurate. That would mean that there is no equity to be lost. In fact, your relative might want to at least consider letting the home go if the payments are difficult for her.

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  • How do I file a divorce to receive a document from court ASAP proving that I have initiated a divorce, w/o spouses signature.

    I need to file a divorce (of any kind) that will allow me to get an official document from court, proving that I have a divorce filed that is being processed. What is the best way to do so? I need to do so before having my spouse sign the papers.

    Glenn’s Answer

    Adding on to Mr. Pittman's answer, once you file your petition for divorce you can get a copy of the petition stamped in the clerk's office. That will have the case number and the filing date with the court. That will serve as your official document to prove you have a divorce filed in the court. I'm not really sure why you need this, but given your question, that would seem to provide what you're looking for.

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  • Where can I get a copy of my parenting plan in WA state? Filed in 2012.

    Seattle, WA. 2012

    Glenn’s Answer

    Call the Clerk for the court in which your divorce was filed. They should be able to walk you through your options for getting documents from your case. Alternatively if you used an attorney, they should be able to provide you with a copy of the parenting plan.

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  • I want to file for a divorce and get it over quickly.

    I've heard the divorce can be final in 90 days. Is it over in 90 days if my ex contests it? Does she have to sign the joinder? How do I get the divorce over in 90 days?

    Glenn’s Answer

    Washington has a mandatory 90 day waiting period to get a divorce, so that's the absolute fastest it can be done. If your (soon to be) ex contests the divorce it can take significantly longer. That's one reason to get an attorney, so you can do a negotiated settlement after filing. There's not much you can do to make sure it gets done in 90 days other than try to agree with her (your ex) on as much as you can prior to filing.

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  • How can I protect myself for the rest of my life. Can I clam permeant disability of some kind?

    I was a professional baseball player from 2007-2014. I have had 4 elbow surgeries. 3 with the Angels(2007-2010), 1 with the Rangers (2011) and played with the Giants ( 2013-2014). I signed to play with the Rangers this season and after showing up ...

    Glenn’s Answer

    Do you know when you suffered this most recent injury? If it was during either of the 2013-2014 seasons I would think it would be insured under the Giants policy. Did you suffer the injury in ST w/ the Rangers? That would obviously change things. If you genuinely don't know when it occurred you likely have a tough row to hoe. I have to agree with the other posters that you need to talk with an attorney about your options. Your agent is likely an attorney, so I would start there.

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  • My health insurance company billed me for services rendered 1 year ago. Am I obligated to still pay?

    Insurance was provided through Group Health which I no longer have.

    Glenn’s Answer

    From the facts you provide I'm not sure why you would think you don't have to pay. Granted, the billing is not particularly timely, but you say the services were rendered. If there was some form of contract involved, and there almost invariably is, then there is a six year statute of limitations on this debt. Meaning, yes, you are obligated to pay.

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  • I'm getting a divorce from a business owner, he's asking me to settle for very little, what can I do?

    my husband started a sub contracting construction business and we are will be divorcing. I help with the daily operations of this business and even do payroll and all other bookkeeping position in the office. We do not have a prenup. What's the ...

    Glenn’s Answer

    There's a lot more information needed to really analyze your question and provide informed advice, which is why you really need to seek out a family law attorney who can guide you through the divorce process. However, to answer the more immediate question, regarding settlement, I would say this: you don't necessarily have to settle on your husband's terms. As a matter of fact, you should be seeking out the advice of counsel to determine what is fair and equitable in your situation.

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  • Scammed by internet company who send collection agency against me.

    Hello legal experts, I signed up a "no-contract" month-to-month internet-TV service from "Kylin TV Inc." in 2013. I wanted to terminate the program in 2014, but repeated calls to "Kylin TV" service line gone unanswered. So I asked my credit card...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with both of the prior posters. I would only ad that you might want to send your letter to this company by certified mail so you have good record of the mailing. Also be sure to keep good copies of everything you send them, including emails. These things have a way of showing up sometimes years later.

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