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Does Washington Have Common Law Marriage?

What is Common Law Marriage? This is an old concept whereby a couple can become "married" simply by living together long term and holding themselves out as a married couple, such as telling people they are married, holding property as a married couple, etc. Is There Common Law Marriage in Washingt...
Mackenzie and Jeff Bezos Divorce - how will it work?

Bezos Divorce Has Phone Ringing

Since the Bezos divorce was announced, we have been fielding calls from reporters asking how a divorce like this might play out. Two articles we have been quoted in have already (as of 1/10/19) appeared in Geekwire and Vice magazines. Based on the statement issued by the Bezos's jointly, it a...

Dividing Debt in Divorce

In some ways dividing debt in a divorce is just like dividing property, but in other ways, it is more complicated. Generally, community property and debt are combined to reach a net community estate value, and then that total value is divided between the parties....