Andrew Y. Kim’s Answers

Andrew Y. Kim

Bellevue Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. I've been separated for more than 11 years what do I do to make a divorce legal

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    1 lawyer answer

    You can file a petition for dissolution in WA state but needs to be filed before he files in Wisconsin. As long as you don't have any community assets in Wisconsin then you should be fine and since your children are all over 18 years old, there is no issue of child support or custody. Hope this helps. Andrew Kim

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  2. If I paid only a little bit $ for the mortgage, do I have to unconditionally sign over the deed to my husband for a divorce?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jacob Brian Smith
    2. Andrew Y. Kim
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    Your house is just one asset that the court will consider in dividing up the marital assets and debts. If the house has equity in it then that is something that will need to be divided. You need to consider all of your marital assets and debts and then figure out how you and your husband want to divide that. If you cannot reach an agreement then the court will decide for you.

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  3. I went through a divorce about a year ago. We decided to jointly own property.He is refusing to pay property taxes.What do I do?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Michael John Gainer
    2. Andrew Y. Kim
    3. Meredith Landmann Lawrence
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should file a motion to enforce the final decree, get a court order for him to pay the taxes and insurance and attorney's fees for filing the motion. If you own the property as tenants in common, then I agree with the second comment that you can file a petition to partition the property giving you sole ownership.

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  4. Will a Washington Judge grant a divorce is we agree on property division in Mexico?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Richard Paul Patrick
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, the court in Washington will most likely sign off on the final agreed divorce decree including the division of property in Mexico. You should note however that the Washington court does not have jurisdiction over property in another country or another state for that matter. And Mexico will not automatically recognize a court order from this state. The only way to ensure that the property in Mexico is legally owned by the party awarded the property as part of the Washington divorce...

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  5. In addition to child support, would I also have to pay for Day Care expenses at the time my soon to be ex go to work and college

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Bruce Clement
    2 lawyer answers

    The day care costs would be shared on a proportionate basis as determined on your child support worksheets. Your soon to be ex's income would still be imputed at minimum wage even though she is going to school.

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  6. Hello I am currently inquiring as to how I would go about removing a not at fault accident from my drivers record?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Daniel Kelly
    4. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure what you mean by "this accident is still on my record". As long as you are not at fault, the accident should not be held against you by your insurance company or your employer. Keep evidence of the admission of fault by the other driver like the letter you received and copy of the police report if one was written to prove you were not at fault.

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  7. 5 yrs ago I quitclaimed our home we were buying to my husband. And now we are going through a divorce. Is it com. property?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Sara Blastos Tamblyn
    2 lawyer answers

    If you bought the home during the marriage, it would still be considered community property even though you signed a quit claim deed to your husband. Therefore, you would still be entitled to a fair share of the equity if any, but if it's underwater, you may be responsible for a portion of the debt as well. I am not aware of any statute of limitations on a quit claim deed. You should discuss with your attorney any further questions.

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  8. Is this a short term marriage?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Erin Bradley McAleer
    3. L. Vincent Ramunno Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous posts about talking to your attorney about your concerns. In my opinion, a 10 year marriage is a medium term marriage. A short term marriage is usually anything up to 5-6 years of marriage and anything 20+ years is considered long term. Seems like you got a decision from a family law commissioner (as opposed to the trial judge) on the issue of temporary maintenance. This will not affect what a trial judge may decide in trial if your case goes that far, as far as...

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  9. I was rear ended by a drunk driver, should I retain a lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    3. Jason Garrett Epstein
    4. Richard James Milham
    5. Scott W Edwards
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If the other driver has insurance, you should go through them rather than yours so you don't have to use your deductible for your property damage claim. If they do not have insurance, then you will need to open an uninsured motorist (UM) claim with your own insurance for both the property damage and bodily injury claims. Another fact to consider is whether there is potential dram shop claim against the bar or establishment that may have over-served the drunk driver. You won't know whether...

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  10. My legal responsibilities for my visiting sibling

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Susan Lee Beecher
    3. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    3 lawyer answers

    Family law refers to cases involving divorce, custody, child support, etc. Not how to bring a "family" member from overseas to the US. Please re-post your question under the "immigration" heading and you should will get your answer.

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