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...
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The Role of Litigation in Divorce

The traditional approach to divorce is litigation, which is primarily court based. In other words we either go to trial to have the court decide the terms of the divorce, or we settle the case based on what we think the court would do if we went to trial. While other methods have been developed t...
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What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

When I was a kid, watching old black and white movies on TV, there would often be a lawyer character who was called whenever anything legal related came up. It might be selling a house, drafting a will, getting little Timmy out of jail, giving tax advice, or reviewing a contract. This character even...
The Divorce Talk

How Do I Talk to My Spouse About Divorce?

It is always tough to tell your spouse you want a divorce. Are they going to get angry or emotional? Are they going to try to talk you out of it, or go into attack mode? And of course, it is just hard to admit that the marriage is over. You may want to discuss with an attorney how best to bring t...
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Factors to Consider in a Gray Divorce

  Recently one of our younger attorneys asked me about a request from a potential client for a "silver divorce" because the attorney was not sure what that was. Being a bit older myself, I am familiar with terms like silver sneakers, silver singles, and of course gray or silver divorce. I...

Back To School During COVID

Our Seattle Child Custody Attorneys Explain the Ramifications of Schooling During a Pandemic With the end of summer comes back to school time. Except that for many this year back to school is NOT like usual - many if not most students in Washington will -- for now -- be learning from home. I no lon...