Jimmy Earl White’s Answers

Jimmy Earl White

Anchorage Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Can I personally hand over the response to my spouse's special interogatories?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Constantine D. Buzunis
    2. Malosack Berjis
    3. Jimmy Earl White
    4. James Mark Moore
    5. Andrew John Hubbs
    5 lawyer answers

    You can serve in person. Make sure you serve your responses on all parties to the litigation. And you responses should have a certificate of service where you indicate that you've served your responses in person. If the party is represented by counsel, the responses should be served on counsel rather than the other party. No ned to have someone special serve the responses.

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  2. How do you prove the other party involved (the one pressing charges) is totally and completely crazy,and possessive?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Jimmy Earl White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the pervious author regarding formal charges for false statements or slander in a DV situation (though sometimes it may seem appropriate). Your friend may need to see another attorney if he's not getting the type of attention he needs in responding to the charges. As for what is relevant and what is not, there isn't enough information above to know whether her loss of prior children is relevant to the current charges (another reasons consulting with a private attorney might be a...

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  3. The father of my son is not on the birth certificate if possible can I still get child support?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jimmy Earl White
    2. Bradley Allen Hawley
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    Alaska is similar to most states - if he's the father, he's the father and that comes with parental rights that exist until they are given up or taken away. I agree with the former contributor that often parentage is proven by DNA test if the parties disagree about the identity of the father. The parents may agree, however, as to the father's identity. As to child support and formalizing parental rights, though, it may all start with an initial filing with the child support agency, and...

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  4. I just found out I will be served a civil summons soon, I do not know from whom or about what. I have been looking up informatio

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Constantine D. Buzunis
    2. Jimmy Earl White
    3. Jason Wade Barnette
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    Not a lot of information here regarding the basis for teh summons (the type of claim). Certainly the most important thing is to comply with the summons and get your responsive pleading in on time. Many attorneys offer free consultations. Call around. You may find an attorney that is interested in your case, has time to provide some pro bono or reduced rate work, or knows someone who does. Don't assume you can't afford the help until you've checked around.

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  5. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN "Order Granting Motion in Part"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Inga L Stevens
    2. Jimmy Earl White
    3. Richard William Postma Jr.
    4. Glenn Tadaomi Honda Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds as if there were several types of relief requested by the person filing the motion, and the court granted 1 or more and denied 1 or more. The order should be specific regarding what was granted.

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  6. Guardian Ad Litem - King County

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jimmy Earl White
    2. Bruce Clement
    2 lawyer answers

    In many jurisdictions, if not all, a guardian ad litem for the children can be obtained via the filing of a motion explaining to the court why appointment would be appropriate. If the court determines that your rationale for appointing an evaluator is sound, one is likely to be appointed. Timing until the trial and availability of GALs on short notice is likely to be an issue, particularly in light of the fact that you said there is no DV, drug or sexual abuse which would create a sense of...

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  7. I want to get married.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M Connell
    2. Karl J Geil
    3. Jimmy Earl White
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous opinion. There are lots of variables here. You said you were "in a previous relationship," so I take that means there was no formal marriage. That means you are asking about a common law marriage. Some states - including Colorado - do recognize common law marriages. Here are some of the indicia the court would consider in determining whether you have a common law marriage: 1. A woman takes the surname of the man with whom she lives; 2. The couple refers to...

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  8. I am going to court for a hearing of whether or not I can prove why I shouldn't be held in contempt of court for child support.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Mark Kupsky
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Jimmy Earl White
    4. M. Todd Miller
    4 lawyer answers

    I would just chime in by adding that being open with the court regarding the basis for your failure to pay over the past year - unemployment - should be supported if possible with evidence regarding efforts to find a job. The courts in every state take child support very seriously. While contempt is not always the outcome of a hearing like this, the court will want to see some evidence that you've tried to fix the problem - include making payments recently since you now have a job.

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  9. If I have custody of a child in Seattle, WA and I move to Anchorage AK how easy would it be to transfer the parenting plan over.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jimmy Earl White
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is: your rights are defined to a large extent by the paperwork in which your daughter "signed over her rights." If she gave up her parental rights, and you became the legal custodian, unless there were specific visitation rights in the court's order, or there were limitations in the paperwork regarding your ability to travel with the child, your rights will be upheld in Alaska. It would be a good idea to visit with an attorney in Anchorage for the purpose of reviewing your...

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  10. Do i need an attorney? How strong is my case?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jimmy Earl White
    1 lawyer answer

    It's always hard to tell from a few lines just how strong someone's case is, but it certainly sounds like you have a reason to be talking to the judge about your concerns. As you know, it takes a substantial change of circumstances and a finding by the court that it is in the child's best interest in order to get custody modified, but you have described evidence here that, if accurate, could very well lead to a modification. Of course without knowing what the original basis for the court's...

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