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Brandy Ramsay

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  • What kinds of documents can be requested for Simplified Child Support Modification?

    Brandy’s Answer

    When you get the Notice of your conference/hearing date, it will include a specific list of financials that you are required to provide. The list in the Notice is not nearly as invasive as 3 years of bank statements, etc. that are generally included in formal discovery requests. However, if you are served with formal discovery requests from the opposing party or their attorney, then you must respond. Unfortunately they are allowed to engage in discovery, which would typically include 3 years of bank records, etc.

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  • Can I be charged with custodial interference ?

    Brandy’s Answer

    You cannot be charged with custodial interference because there are not Court Orders in place. If you can prove your paternity, then you have every right to pick up your kids. If things become a problem between you and the Mother though, you will need to go to Court and get Decision-Making and parenting time Orders put in place so that you have your rights as a Father. Good luck!

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  • Can my childs grandparent take my child away if the father is deceased?

    Brandy’s Answer

    I am assuming you are a fit and appropriate parent, which would mean, no, she cannot take your child away. In fact, it doesn't even sound like she has a good case for Grandparent visitation, which is already extremely limited and unlikely in Arizona. Good luck!

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  • How does child support work when the other parent doesn't work?

    Brandy’s Answer

    You should attribute at least minimum wage to her. Good luck!

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  • Is a paternity test necessary to file for divorce in the state of Arizona if the child is not the husband's?

    Brandy’s Answer

    A paternity test will not be "required." However, in her documents, she needs to allege that she is currently pregnant, but that her Husband is not the biological Father. Good luck!

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  • Going through a divorce, Do I file my taxes jointly but separate or single?

    Brandy’s Answer

    Since you were married as of December 31, 2018 of the 2018 tax year, you will have the option of filing jointly or married filing separate. This will be something (which way to file) that you will need to negotiate during your divorce. Both you and your spouse should consult tax experts to see the results of both scenarios. You may very well find that it benefits you both to file jointly. Good luck!

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  • I have to show up for a “return” event. Does that mean my ex husband will be there too? What does this mean?

    Brandy’s Answer

    If you mean a "return hearing," yes, both parties have to show up. If you do not show up, the Court could dismiss your Petition. Good luck!

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  • How does child support work when one parent is unemployed?

    Brandy’s Answer

    You can agree to waive child support. You will have to submit a Child Support Worksheet with your final documents showing what child support would have been, but that a downward deviation deviation is in your child's best interests due to the fact that you are employed at a sufficient rate to provide for your child's financial needs and (I would suggest) due to the fact that you will be claiming the child every year as a tax exemption (hopefully this won't be a problem since she is unemployed). Basically the Court is just going to want to know why she shouldn't have to pay child support and that your daughter will be financially okay without the financial support from Mom. Good luck!

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  • I went down to the courts and I filed my papers for divorce but not yet had my husband served how long are the papers good for

    Brandy’s Answer

    The Court will generally issue a Notice of Intent to Dismiss your case if action is not taking (ie service) within 120 days from the date of filing the Petition. Good luck!

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  • When can you file for enforcement of late child support?

    Brandy’s Answer

    Generally that would mean 90 days from the date the Court issued that Order. If he does not pay it, he could be found in contempt with sanctions including paying your attorneys fees/ Court costs or even as serious as incarceration. Good luck!

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