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Karin Quirk

Kirkland Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Can my boyfriend file for divorce when he is deployed overseas, if the divorce is uncontested?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    The first question is whether he is a resident of Washington or if his wife lives in Washington. Even though he is employed overseas he has a home state. If it is Washington and his wife is agreeable, it would be easy to complete the divorce. He should consult with an attorney in Washington. Most of us can handle a case like this by e mail. A court appearance is usually not necessary. You did not say if there are children. That would complicate it slightly but could still be easily...

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  2. How do I go about modifying a divorce decree in King County WA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    2. Jonathan William Milstein
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to do a title transfer. You can execute a "Quit Claim" which will take you off title. Unfortunately this will not take you off the loan. Your ex may have to refinance to get you off loan obligation. I would file an agreed amendment to the decree regarding this because otherwise the state may charge a transfer excise tax when you change title. Such a tax is not charged if it is a title transfer due to a divorce. A consultation with an attorney can help get this done so you...

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  3. I had a divorce agreement saying i wont go after child support as long as dad gave son property at death. he sold that property.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    1 lawyer answer

    I notice no lawyer has taken this on. I think you have stumped the divorce attorneys. I believe your son may have a case and I suggest you post this question in the probate area. A probate lawyer may be able to answer this. I am going to forward this question to a probate attorney I know. Hopefully you will get a response.

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  4. I own a mobile home in Washington and live in, and owned before I got married. With a divorce coming is my spouse entitled to it

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    1 lawyer answer

    To properly answer this question I would need more information. How long have you been married? Do you have minor children of this marriage? If you have been married a short time and there are no minor children you probably would retain this property. Another issue is whether your spouse contributed to any improvements. This property would be considered in a total picture of all the assets and debt of both parties. You can't really judge this in isolation. A short inexpensive...

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  5. If the recieving parent is not available to pick up children is it ok to refuse a new significant other as the recipient?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    1 lawyer answer

    Unless you have reason to believe there is something wrong with the new significant other and the children would not be safe, probably you should not refuse to deliver the children to this "care provider". Your ex can designate another adult as a care provider as long as it is not someone who puts the kids at risk -- a drug dealer or child molester.

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  6. Divorcing a military man , how do i determine the amount of retirement i am entitled to?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Michael Evan Stowell
    3. Karin Quirk
    3 lawyer answers

    You might check with family services at your local military base.

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  7. Finalizing a DIY Divorce Case in King County

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    2. Janelle Eggert
    2 lawyer answers

    Those are the documents you need. You might consider hiring a lawyer for "unbundled" services because lawyers in King County are able to file the dissolution electronically without any court appearance without scheduling a court date. Might be worth it to save the hassle.

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  8. How to pospone divorce trial date as the respondent

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Evan Stowell
    2. Karin Quirk
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending on the county you are in, you probably cannot get a continuance. Trial dates are usually scheduled well in advance and judges are more and more expecting folks to be prepared. I am also guessing that the "discovery cutoff" has occurred. This is probably not the answer you were hoping for. Hopefully your own testimony as to your health will be the best evidence you can present.

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  9. What paperwork do I need to file for divorce in Washington State?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    1 lawyer answer

    You do not need a parenting plan and property settlement agreement to merely file a petition. That can be done later. If this is an agreed upon divorce you can file a petition with a joinder signed by your spouse. Different counties have personal information forms you may need. Oh, you also need money for the filing fee. Later you can do the property settlement agreement and parenting plan. You also must do a child support order and support worksheet. I suggest you contact an...

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  10. I have been a stay at home mom for a long time, my husband and I want to get divorced.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karin Quirk
    2. Dave Hawkins
    2 lawyer answers

    Washington is a community property state and your husband's income, retirement accounts and savings are community to which you are entitled your "equitable share" which could be 50 to 60 per cent. Your lawyer fees can be paid out of these community assets. You will also be entitled to child support and spousal maintenance. This is based upon "need and ability to pay". You should prepare a proposed budget of what you need. The custody issue is more complicated. We do not use the...

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