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Ryan Michael Reppucci

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  • Is there a statue of limitations after a divorce to file for a QDRO settlement on retirement funds of one spouse?

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    Ryan’s Answer

    I am not a practicing lawyer in your jurisdiction. However, the genral answer is no. QDRO preparation is a very specific area of the law. Therefore, I suggest that you consult with a QDRO lawyer in your jurisdiction for more information.

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  • I filed a response to petition, she says since she has possesion of the things I've requested, I can't have them legally, true?

    She thinks we have to wait until the divorce is finalized.

    Ryan’s Answer

    You are both under preliminary injunctions not to waste community property. Therefore, although she is in possession, that does not mean that you cannot receive some of those items once the divorce is final. If you seek to obtain some of those items, you should seek temporary orders from the court allowing you access to them or enter into a binding written agreement pursuant to ARFLP Rule 69 with your spouse.

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  • What can I do about my ex wifes bad behavior and relentless need for contention? She is EXTREMELY manipulative and combative.

    Since getting joint physical and legal custody of my 4 kids, my ex has denied me visitation with some or all kids countess times, schedules excessive activities during my time, keeps medical info from me including names of drs, injuries, even sch...

    Ryan’s Answer

    First, you could file for enforcement of the terms of the current custody order. Additionally, in joint custody situations like yours where the parties cannot seem to communicate, you could ask that the court appoint a "parenting coordinator". For more information on parenting coordinators, I would direct you to the Arizona Family Law Blog on my website.

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  • How can I get help with a family law/ child custody appeal in the state of Arizona?

    I need help with the docketing statement and the opening brief.

    Ryan’s Answer

    I actually practive family law appeals in the state of Arizona. The docketing statement must include a list of what you believe to be your arguable issues on appeal. There are specific timelines for the whole appeal process. You must have also filed your "notice of appeal" within 30 days after the date of the judgment you seek to appeal. You must also ensure that you have ordered all the appropriate briefs to be used in your opening brief. If interestes, please contact me for a free consultation on this matter.

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  • I have a court order for sole custodyphysical custody for my children in the state of Nevada I have moved to Arizona,

    I have the order from NV and I have moved to AZ does it hold up? Do I need to file for sole/physical custody in AZ or can I just keep my order from Nevada?

    Ryan’s Answer

    You need to have a certified copy of the NV order registered in Arizona. That will ensure that if you need to later enforce the order, Arizona will have jurisdiction to do so.

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  • My wife filed a restraining order on me. She then started calling me and texting me asking me to call her. After several weeks

    of communicating she contacted the police telling them that I violated the order of protection. I can proove that she contacted me several times. She told the police that she would assist with the prosecution. Can I file something against her for ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    You could seek an injunction against harassment against her or in the alternative if timely; request a hearing on her order of protection wherein you may present evidence to the court of her actions in hopes that the order will be quashed.

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  • What can be done about a default judgement in a divorce that was achieved by knowingly giving the court false information?

    A dissolution of a covenant marriage was filed, and was knowingly false. When going to the court to file a response, we found that we were unable to do so because a covenant marriage requires marriage counseling, etc. We asked where to find the pr...

    Ryan’s Answer

    A default judgment can be set aside pursuant to Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) rule 45 (C). The rule states that "for good cause shown the court may set aside an entry of default and, if a judgment has been entered, may likewise set it aside accordance with Rule 85 (C). As long as what you are stating is true, you can file a motion with the court and argue that from Petitioner's actions good cause is present to set aside the default judgment.

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  • My husbands ex wife is threatening to take the kids out of town for Thanksgiving. The court order states that my husband has the

    kids in the even years for that particular holiday. What can we do to make sure we have the kids on Thnaksgiving?

    Ryan’s Answer

    If the mother does not turn the children over in accord with the terms of the parenting plan, then you can file for contempt against mother for breaking the agreed upon terms.

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  • What rights do I have if there is no court order for custody?

    There currently is no order in place for custody or visitation. My ex just took of with my child. What rights do I have? I can't have him served because I don't know where he is with my child. He has agreed to let me have my son for an overnight v...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Since there are no custody agreements and/or court orders regarding custody, both parents are entitled to access to the child. If the child is being withheld from you, you should consult with a local attorney to see what types of emergency relief are available to you. Again, if you cannot find him for service, speak with a local attorney and inquire about service by publication or alternative process granted by the court.

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  • Can my wife just up and leave with the children

    married for 7 years

    Ryan’s Answer

    If there is no custody agreement or court order stating otherwise, either parent can take the children. However, check with a local attorney as generally there is emergency relief available in this type of situation.

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