My husband had unprotected sex with another woman and infected me, can I have him prosecuted? I live in Washington State.
First you can't prosecute anyone. Take your complaint to the local police and file a complaint with them and they will work with the prosocutor to decide if they want to prosecute. Second, you may be able to sue your husband for personal injury. Contact s personal injury attorney of my office for s free consultation. Too many variables to give a more definitive answer to your question.See question
Went to work without a written contract, was agreed verbally to be compensated on a performance scale. I have performed well and made company profitable in a very short period. Just now doing paper to insure my stake in profits. Would I be able to...
You have at least two areas of the law you are dealing with. I wont give a law school lesson here...get it in writing. Oral contracts for labor, or oral agreements for a period of one year or longer are not enforceable...they must be in writing. Washington is an "at will" State. That means an employer can fire an employee without cause, whenever they want to. Obviously they cant fire a person if it violates civil rights. Personally, I would never enter into an Oral agreement for employment, if it involved anything other than an hourly wage with no expectations of length of employment.See question
My ex-husband and I sold our house as a short sale as part of the divorce. The sale is closed and done. The second mortgage refused to give up their claim to the Promissory Note and now wants to negotiate payment. Our divorce agreement states th...
There is no way to make the bank split the debt. If you are forced to pay more than your half, your remedy lies inside your Decree of Dissolution n the Hold Harmless paragraph. So you end up paying more than your half, so you would take your ex back t court, under your dissolution cause number, and get a judgment against him for anything over the 50% you are responsible for. Good Luck.See question
Getting an uncontested divorce i filed in Seattle he lives in California
If its uncontested send it to him with an "Acceptance of Service" form and have him sign it and mail it back t you. Otherwise have anyone other than yourself serve him the documents. Google "process server" in the area he lives and make contact with a licensed process server and discuss the matter with them. Should cost less than $100. Good Luck.See question
My husband is a banker, I'm a stay at home mom. I'm considering a divorce. He controls all of the money and I have no view into it other than I know his earnings are about 350K/year. We've been married over 10 years and since I have no insight, is...
Finding hidden assets is not as difficult as it may seem, if you know the tools to use. There are many ways to discover the financial dealings of any person doing business in the United States. Your numbers are significant. You need to talk to an experienced family law attorney immediately if you are thinking of getting a divorce. Good Luck.See question
I was driving our vehicle with my wife as a passenger in the front. We were broadsided by another vehicle. I received a settlement as did my wife.
Personal injury damages are the separate property of the injured party. Each of your settlement checks is the separate property of the recipient. If you want to maintain it as separate property you must not co-mingle it with community property. You can do that by opening a separate bank account in your name only and deposit your check into it...same for your wife. It is also possible in theory to convert the separate character of the money to community by using the money on community assets or purchasing community assets that appear to be or are used as community property...it can be a little tricky. The greater the amount of your settlements the more you would want to talk to an attorney or financial planner about how to handle the money after you get it. If you have not cashed the checks yet, I would speak to an attorney about the specifics of your settlements before doing so. In some cases, simply cashing the checks can convert the funds from separate to community.See question
I am entering the marriage dissolution process in WA, after 15+ years of marriage. We have no children. My spouse and I have - throughout the marriage - had radically different incomes; spouse made career and employment choices that resulted in th...
The best way to ensure that your dissolution is fair and equitable is to immediately stop trying to do it yourself and hire an experienced family law attorney. There are too many variables and too many facts specific to your case for you to try and do this yourself.
If you choose to go it alone, what's fair and reasonable is whatever you two agree to...but you don't have the experience or knowledge to know if what you agree to, is what the courts would view as fair and equitable. Get an attorney. Don't take the risk of making a financial mistake that is likely going to impact the rest of your life. Good Luck.See question
Family Law - I am a father of two (one child is biologically mine and the other is my wife's from a previous relationship and she gets child support from that child's father). My wife and I are in an apartment lease together however our lease is ...
You have many issues in front of you and it is not possible to give you good answers to your concerns without a lot more detailed information that can only be provided through a face to face with an attorney. That being said, these should be your general goals: 1- divide the things we all accumulate over time between the two of you. Each of you are generally entitled to one half of the others retirement if there is any. 2- divide the debts you have incurred as a family. Don't divide your separate debts...separate debts are generally debt you had before marriage, school loan debt or medical bill debt...each of you take your own. 3- If the child (only your biological child is in the mix here) is going to live primarily with the mother than you need to do the Washington State Child Support Worksheet and whatever the worksheet says you pay each month that is generally it...child support is not generally negotiable. 4- If the lease is up this could be a good time for everyone to move and start fresh with new rental agreements for both of you somewhere else. Then you don't have to worry about who is responsible for the remaining lease. 5- Try to agree to a parenting plan (we don't call it visitation any longer). Assuming there are no issues of domestic violence or child abuse, A generally acceptable parenting plan sounds something like: Every other weekend from Friday after school until Sunday at say 5 pm, an equal division of holidays and school breaks, and an equal division of summer time. You can use your imagination to craft a plan that works for you two, but that is generally the type of plan that we see for children of school age where the parents live within driving distance of each other...pretty common for the parties to meet half way for transfer of the child or "the receiving parent picks up." We often divide Christmas vacation in half with the mid-point being the 25th at say noon, and one parent gets the first half in odd years and the second half in even years. You can use the same idea for spring break and thanksgiving.
All other things being equal, given you both make about the same amount of money, there probably isn't any reason for either of you to pay the other maintenance (we used to call it alimony) and if either of you did it would be temporary and probably not very much. Your marriage isn't really of a long enough duration for either of you to get maintenance as long as you both have jobs.
No one can tell the future and if you guys agree to a deal along those general guidelines, no one should think either of you abandoned anyone...do the best you can to not argue, things don't always work out, but there is no need to say or do anything that you would regret later. Its okay to continue to care about your past loved one, but things are not going to be the same...and that's okay. Good Luck. NONE of this was advice...just a general lay of the land.See question
my husband tried to divorce me and claim the gain of my two separate properties. I bought these two houses before I married him. We stay at one of my two houses. The other house is rental property. We have separate bank accounts. We don't mix the ...
There are too many other variables to be able to give you a good answer. However, the numbers you are throwing around are substantial...RUN, do not walk to a good family law attorney...especially if you are already in the court system. Generally, property we acquire prior to marriage is our separate property, but there are exceptions to that general rule. Good luck.See question
I live in WA State. I am seeking a divorce from my husband without the help of an attorney (DIY). Our only child is my biological daughter. She was not adopted by my husband and so is legally his step-child.
If the daughter is under the age of 18 use the "divorce with a child" form. Explain the specifics in the form. Good LuckSee question