Frances Turean’s Answers

Frances Turean

Seattle Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 16
  1. Are divorce proceedings closed court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark L. Alexander
    2. Frances Turean
    3. Mark Nickolas Longwell
    3 lawyer answers

    You should be able to sit and watch in the viewing section.

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  2. How important is it to bring your attorney when you are being deposed in a divorce

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Robert Ricci
    3 lawyer answers

    It is very important that your attorney is with you. If you are not comfortable with who is representing you, find a new attorney ASAP.

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  3. I was mentally ill when married. I had severe Mixed Mode Bipolar Disorder. I would have just about married anyone.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    It is important that you get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. It sounds as though you may have lacked capacity. Make an appointment sooner rather than later.

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  4. How to prepare a good case at a temp order hearing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Frances Turean
    3 lawyer answers

    The only thing you can really do to prepare would be to read all of the pleadings and rehearse a statement to the court based on what they contain. It is a document only calendar, so no new information can be introduced (only the information in the documents).

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  5. Can I file 2 strict replies in pierce county superior court? 1 strict reply to respondents response to temp order and 1 strict

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Mark L. Alexander
    2 lawyer answers

    You do not get a strict reply to his response to petition. You do get a strict reply to his response to your motion for temporary orders though. If he didn't serve you, but you can get a copy and get your reply in on time you can do that. You can also show up to the hearing and ask for a continuance for more time to put your strict reply together.

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  6. My husbands attorney typed up a Decree of Dissolution last december, with the division of property, both agreed on.Is it binding

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Mark L. Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like the offer that was made to you was a proposal and that it may no longer be on the table. Your options are to go forward with your current attorney and take their advice, fire them and hire a new attorney, or fire them and go forward unrepresented and work directly with his attorney.

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  7. How long is a divorce settlement offer in writing good for?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Michael John Gainer
    3 lawyer answers

    Agree with the above. There is no set amount of time an offer is good for. Without knowing more about your case it is impossible to tell you why it was withdrawn. Perhaps ask your attorney as they know your case best.

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  8. Is my son's attorney doing his job?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Rodney George Pierce
    3 lawyer answers

    You seem to have a lot of complicated questions that can't really be answered over the internet. Your best bet will be to get a second opinion from another attorney. Bring all of the paperwork you have so they can go over everything with you.

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  9. Should I contact the police or go for a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights for having our 9 yr old smoke weed with him?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frances Turean
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    5. Thomas A. Mackin
    5 lawyer answers

    At the very least, call around and schedule a few one hour consultations with attorneys in your area as a first step. They can point you in the right direction. Some will charge a fee for the consultation, others may do them for free. Use this website as a resource and start calling around.

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  10. Does court orderd supervision become ordered bya judge who decides it is best or does petitioner have to ask for it and where?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Frances Turean
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    You should request the supervised visitation in your paperwork. There are many reasons a court might order supervision. Perhaps you should post more information or consult with an attorney in private.

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