Surprising Factors That Could Impact Child Custody

For obvious reasons, child custody can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce or separation. Emotions can run high, former partners can become vindictive, or the parties encounter sudden, unexpected challenges. Therefore, it can be beneficial for divorcing parents to understand the facto...

Should We Consider a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are planning to marry, you may want to discuss whether a prenuptial agreement would be useful to you. Prenups are useful for any couple that would like to define the outcome in advance should there be a divorce or death of one of the parties down the road. They may just want to have more cert...

What is the Process for an Uncontested Divorce?

Breaking Down Uncontested Divorces in Washington In the broadest sense, an uncontested divorce could be said to include any divorce in which the parties are not actively fighting over the terms of the divorce. This generally means that they are following a process other than litigation. Even if the...

Palimony and Alimony in Washington

Breaking Down Financial Support for Married and Unmarried Couples We often are asked about the support rights of both married and unmarried couples in Washington. Alimony is spousal support paid by one (ex)spouse to the other after divorce. Palimony refers to support from one partner to another aft...

Will the Covid Vaccine Impact Child Custody in Washington?

I was recently asked how the Covid vaccine might affect child custody issues. Of course it is too early to tell much from actual cases, but my expectation is that in most cases the availability of the vaccine will not have a great impact. There are, however, some areas that could lead to conflicts b...

Domestic Violence and Dispute Resolution

Our Seattle Family Lawyer Outlines How to Get Communicate with an Abusive Spouse or Partner Domestic violence plays a part in far too many marriages. It can take many forms, from outright physical violence to control through intimidation to psychological control and abuse. It also ranges from angry...

Valentine’s Day Blues

  A Seattle Divorce Law Firm That Celebrates Valentine's Day? Quite a few years ago our local Chamber of Commerce used to hold monthly social/networking events at different businesses. Our law firm offered to host such an event. When the dates for the various events were given out, we found...

Co-Parenting Apps

Our Seattle Child Custody Lawyers Help You Discover Co-Parenting Apps These days there is a lot of emphasis on divorced parents working together as co-parents rather than simply as two separate and isolated households. Doing this effectively means a certain amount of communication and coordinat...

Can I Appeal My Divorce?

When is an Appeal Needed for a Seattle Divorce? If your divorce final orders are based on a court ruling after trial, then you may be able to appeal the result. An appeal is a request for a reviewing court (generally the Court of Appeals) to review the ruling for legal errors. On the other hand, yo...

Co-Parenting, Holidays, and Covid – Nightmare or Opportunity?

For separated and divorced parents, the holidays always bring added complexities, but in the middle of Covid, things are even tougher. Now it is not just a matter of coordinating time with each parent, but finding fun things to do with more limited options than usual. I was very impressed with th...