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  • Should I file an updated financial affidavit? Now. Or after determination of my unemployment benefits. Any other advise?

    Been sep'd from wife for 1 1/2 years. Was married 29 years, she is a 20/20/15 military spouse. She will not agree to any proposal to a settlement. The only asset is her car that I pay for, and her non-profit Horse Rescue in her name. I also pay...

    Kristen’s Answer

    Of course. Presumably your loss of employment will be a factor in your case -- though you can expect questions as to what you're doing to get a new job.

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  • See above.

    I recently divorced my wife, and understand that California is a community property state. Meaning, I owe half her debts. It sucks, because one of the main reasons I divorced her is because she was financially stupid, and opened accounts I didn'...

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    This is going to be particularly fact specific - you should consult a local attorney and discuss in detail how/when the loans were obtained... but the fact that she obtained them by lying on an application will likely have little to do with a liability decision.

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  • My ex wife does not make payments for car the on time, nor has she refinanced as ordered by the court. What is my recourse?

    I have a car loan in my name that my now ex-wife drives. The divorce was finalized six months ago. She does not make payments on time and is now 2 months behind and I am concerned the bank may repo the car furthering to effect my credit negative...

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    You can return to the court that signed the decree and seek to have it enforced.

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  • Civil arrest warrants are they put into system.

    X Husband pays spousal support through courts, he failed to show several times and judge finally put civil arrest warrant . will this warrant be in the system to pick up..

    Kristen’s Answer

    There is no "the system" - there are several different computer databases, and a support warrant will likely be in several of them.

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  • What kind of letter needs to be attached to a Request for Order for Judge to Sign in Place of Petitioner and Enter QDRO?

    My ex-husband will not sign the QDRO so I filed a Request for Order for the judge to sign in place of him and enter the QDRO. The judge wouldn't hear the case because there was no letter stating that I attempted to get his signature before filing ...

    Kristen’s Answer

    QDROs are a particularly tricky portion of a divorce case - and if you can't handle the procedure to obtain the necessary approvals it would likely be prudent to get a local attorney to review the document itself.

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  • Do I have the right to make her pay for any repairs needed in order to get the house sold?

    In my Divorce decree, my Ex-wife got the house. After our Son turns 18 she is supposed to either buy me out and stay in it or we sell it and split the proceeds. During the years that she lived there she is responsible for any and all repairs. S...

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    The problem may be establishing what's "needed."

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  • Do I have to file new divorce papers in Michigan (where I have resided for 12 years). or will the WA case continue and be final

    My spouse and I agreed to a divorce. We have no children. Have lived in separate states for three years. At the time the papers were filed (March 2016) he resided in WA. The papers were filed in King County. All the papers were submitted to the...

    Kristen’s Answer

    Unless one of you objects the court will likely proceed with the pending case.

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  • Who do I need to speak with do to the fact that I have to go back to court can anybody recommend a lawyer for me

    During my divorce both my ex and her lawyer admitted to not only taking but opening my mail and keeping it because they knew it was checks that were made out to me and only me blubbering mess that also tried to file charges saying I was not paying...

    Kristen’s Answer

    The find a lawyer tab above should bring you to a listing of local attorneys... so start making some calls.

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  • What is impact. Is this OK?

    Judge gave us 3 weeks to submit a Summary at the end of our divorce trial. Trial lasted approximately 2 years. The court sent a reminder that the Summary's were today. My lawyer just missed the submission date. He says he will walk it over to th...

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    Missing deadlines isn't good - but if it's a minimal delay the court may excuse it.

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  • Can I get divorce in this country?

    Dear Sir/ Madam. I got married 6 years ago in my country. It is 2 years that I am trying to get divorce through the court in my home country. Due to the tough rules of divorce in my country, I can not get divorce without his agreement. He is l...

    Kristen’s Answer

    If you are a resident of any state in the United States for the required period (and the length of that period varies by state) you will be able to get a divorce there.

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