Asked about 5 years ago - Renton, WAFlag
I filed for a divorce on May 6, 2008. The court date is set for August 11, 2008. My soon-to-be-ex-husband was charged with a DUI on May 11, 2008, with his next court date on June 11, 2008. I want to make sure that I am not financially obligated for any of his impending fees, fines, or treatment costs. What do I need to do to protect myself??
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You may want to check your case schedule which is given by the clerk when a petition for dissolution is filed. If you filed in King County in May 2008, it is unlikely that there is a court date set for August 2008.
First, there is the 90-day statutory waiting period. Second, in King County, the trial date is almost a year from the date of filing.
If the spouses agree on all the terms, agreed orders can be presented to the court any time after the 90-day waiting period.
Unless you have sequestered all the family funds, your husband can likely use those funds to pay his expense. If you have sequestered the family funds, your husband can ask the court to order you to release some of those funds to him.
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