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Failure to Comply With Child Support Orders Can Affect Professional Lives

When a person ordered to pay child support in Washington fails to comply with that order, it can have serious implications for their professional lives. Child support enforcement is based on both federal and state laws, with a range of options available to enforcement agencies to compel people to make payments.

How Will Your Washington Divorce Impact Your Small Business?

You were once a power couple, building your net worth and striving towards bigger and better goals together. Now, in the painful aftermath of a union that no longer works, you are wondering what will happen to all you have built. In a high asset divorce, business ownership is a common obstacle. Overcoming it equitably is a challenge.

Military Divorce And Custody In Washington

Your divorce is finally done and the final judgment has been filed. You have custody of your children, but the military is going to throw a monkey wrench into your plans because you know that your spouse is going to use a deployment against you to gain the custody you fought so hard for. Washington provides policy for these situations via RCW 26.09.260(1).

Dividing military pension benefits in divorce can be a minefield

When one or both spouses in a Washington divorce are active or retired military personnel it is important that each of them seek legal advice from an experienced family lawyer. A Washington attorney who advises either party in a military divorce must be up to date on complicated federal laws governing military retirement and disability benefits and the complex interplay of those federal laws with Washington divorce laws governing property division and spousal maintenance.

What Will Washington Courts Consider In Child Custody Modification Cases?

After a divorce has been finalized and a custody plan is in place, things often can and do change in the parents' and child's lives. If the original custody order is no longer working, either parent or other custodial adult can work with a lawyer to petition the courts for a modification to the plan.

Collaborative Divorce Can Benefit Some High-Net-Worth Couples

Two issues that are usually important to divorcing couples when they own property of considerable worth are the placement of fair values on their assets and the preservation of family privacy. Aspects of collaborative divorce - a creative, modern alternative to traditional divorce litigation - are conducive to positive resolution of these issues for some families.

DIY Online Divorce: Is It Safe?

You may have seen or heard about people using online DIY divorce services. A claim to a quick, cheap and easy divorce. However, people should use extra caution when even considering this type of method (if at all). As the old saying of buyer beware goes, you usually get what you pay for. Divorce is a very serious life decision and not something that should be taken so lightly that a click of a few buttons can change this legal status.

Why You Should Be Careful With Social Media During a Divorce

Almost everyone utilizes some aspect of social media now. Regardless of age, both teens and baby-boomers are rarely seen without a mobile device in hand. From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat, these are more than just ways to communicate with people globally. They are also ways to create a lasting digital imprint of all types of information including your location, what you did on certain days, what you searched for on the Internet and more.

Your Former Spouse Wants to Relocate With Your Kids: Now What?

The divorce was finalized last year. You have finally adjusted to a custody and parenting schedule that works well for both you and your former spouse. Most importantly, it seems to work well for your children. Yet suddenly, your former spouse e-mails you and tells you she wants to move back home and out of Washington. This is the last thing you expected and there is no chance of you getting a new job anytime soon. What do you do now?

How Do Washington Courts Determine Custody Relocation Issues?

You and your spouse relocated to Washington for your new job. While your career has taken off, your marriage unfortunately went in the other direction. You have both decided a divorce is in the best interests of your family. However, your spouse wants to take the kids back to her home state. Does this sound familiar? Relocation is an understandably stressful divorce and child custody issue. Being informed and having the right attorney can make all the difference.