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Thomas Creekpaum

Family Law Attorney.

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  1. In washington state a divorce is awarded and one person is the collector and one is the debtor

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Bruce Clement
    2 lawyer answers

    The creditor is the person to whom money is owed and the debtor is the person that owes money.

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  2. Summary judgment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    2 lawyer answers

    Show cause requires personal service, your ex must be personally served before the hearing can occur. Generally, orders to show cause are issued by a commissioner on the ex parte docket and last for only fourteen days. If you cannot formally serve your ex in time to notify them of the hearing you must appear on the ex parte docket to have the order to show cause renewed until personal service can be perfected. Just because your ex is aware of the court date does not mean service is perfected....

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  3. What happens to all my sole and separate property and my 1/2 of the marital property if I had to flee across the country?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Bruce Clement
    2 lawyer answers

    Collect as much evidence as you can that your ex violated the restraining order by selling community assets. If you can hold him in contempt enough times, the court may impose jail time. You should discuss your case with a local family law attorney to determine your best course of action.

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  4. Can i get my ex husbands visitations suspended because he told my little girls to fight each other?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    There are several options to remedy the situation you described. First, you should contact Child Protective Services if you feel that your ex husband is placing your children in danger. If you feel that your ex husband is mentally abusing the children, you may want to call the police. If the divorce case is still pending you can file a motion with the court asking to suspend visitation. If the divorce case is finalized, you may petition for a modification of the parenting plan. You situation...

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  5. In a family law trial, what happens if one party refuses to follow the case schedule?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    If the opposing party tries to submit any exhibits or call any witnesses you should object. However, you should confer with local counsel familiar with Skagit County court rules to ensure the deadlines have not been met.

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  6. How do you stop a Gold digger woman from taking a father to the cleaners.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3 lawyer answers

    If your father really wants to get married, you should advise him to meet with a family law professional to discuss a prenuptial agreement. A solid prenuptial agreement may alleviate your concerns.

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  7. Questions over child support worksheets?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Andrekita Silva
    2 lawyer answers

    The court can impute your income based on historical earnings, even if you are currently unemployed. You will need a good family law advocate to explain to the court the circumstances surrounding your unemployment. Regardless of the circumstances, the court will require you to pay some support if you are not the custodial parent.

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  8. Process Serves

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Frank L. LaBare
    3 lawyer answers

    Ask your process server to attempt service at places other than her home. Ask the process server to wait outside of her work, outside of the gym, or where she gets her hair done. Find out as much as you can about your ex's daily schedule and try to have her served when she is not expecting it. I suggest hiring a different process server if these options have not already been presented to you.

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  9. What forms do i need to have the verbiage in my support order for post secondary education support changed or removed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Frank L. LaBare
    2 lawyer answers

    You may file a motion for modification of child support. The standard you must reach to successfully modify the order is "a substantial change in circumstances." If you have sufficient facts to meet that standard you may be successful in your modification. However, you should consult with a local family law attorney to ensure this standard has been met.

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  10. Can you do a child support adjustment when you just had trial in may 2013

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Creekpaum
    2. Frank L. LaBare
    3. Anneshia Miller Grant
    4. Rhonda Raulerson Portwood
    4 lawyer answers

    Possibly, it depends on the language of the order of child support and if your change in income meets the standard of "a substantial change in circumstances." You should consult with a local attorney to help make this determination.

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