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Virginia Ann Leen

Kirkland Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Medical and other debt prior to marriage

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Virginia Ann Leen
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Brian Coleman Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    This debt is your separate debt because it was incurred prior to the marriage. However, third-party creditors could attempt to collect against community-property assets. The debt should not be consolidated with any other community debt and your spouse should not take an action that could imply he takes responsibility for them, such as making payments toward this debt, if he wants it to remain separate. A prenuptial agreement may further protect him from debt collection efforts for the...

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  2. How can I prove my ex-wife is now employed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Evan Stowell
    2. Virginia Ann Leen
    2 lawyer answers

    I would add that, even if she is employed, whether or not this will reduce your obligation depends on the language of your Decree or Order of Child Support. If you are paying child support, you could probably seek an adjustment, and her going from zero to any income at all may justify the court's recalculating support. If it you are paying spousal maintenance, then your Decree will dictate whether or not you are entitled to seek a modification, and, then, it would still be based on your...

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  3. Do I have to babysitting costs on my ex partner days when she works

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Virginia Ann Leen
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to look very carefully at the exact language of your existing order of child support. It is typical for a court to order that all "work-related" child care costs are to be split by the parties according to the proportional shares of the child support worksheet. However, sometimes the parties agreed, or a court ordered, that all such costs were included in the base transfer payment. So it depends on your written orders.

  4. I am 14 years old, i hate my mom and my dad doesnt have a place to live. can i live at someone elses house legaly??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Virginia Ann Leen
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    You have several options. Your parents could consent to your living with another adult, be it the parents of a friend or a relative. This adult may want your parents to pay living expenses. If done in an informal manner, no court proceeding is necessary. You don't specify why you do not get along with your mother, but, assuming that either she, or your father, is a competent parent, you would not be able to legally live away from them without their consent. If you are in danger of...

  5. Do i need a family law lawyer?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Kocsis
    2. Virginia Ann Leen
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you need an attorney. The court can order support and you need to make sure that all of your income and any allowable credits or deductions are considered by the court.

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