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Legal Issues

February 7, 2019

I am opposing the State’s motion to seal the courtroom security video in State v. Schible. This article references my brief. Read the full article . . .

December 30, 2018

Parents in San Juan County commonly agree to a 50-50 parenting plan that allows a parent to propose the child’s relocation under the Child Relocation Act. The Court of Appeals has invalidated such agreements. Read the full article . . .

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December 5, 2018

The Court of Appeals held that a parenting wishing to relocate a child with a 50-50 parenting plan has no legal avenue to accomplish this, even when doing so is clearly in the child’s best interests. Read the full article . . .

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Grandparent
May 21, 2018

Since 1998, relatives of a child in Washington have had no right to visitation with that child over the objection of the child’s parents. Effective June 7, 2018, Washington has a new relative-visitation statute. Read the full article . . .

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June 13, 2017

Most residential real estate transactions are completed with attorneys. Realtors practice law in these transactions. While this practice of law is authorized by the courts, it does expose realtors to malpractice liability. Read the full article . . .

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Grandparent
July 7, 2016

In Washington, grandparents have not had a right to visits with their grandchildren over the objection of fit parents. Now, grandparents do not have such rights even if the children have non-parental custodians. Read the full article . . .

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July 6, 2016

According to the Court of Appeals, investors cannot deduct investment expenses when calculating their net income for purposes of determining the child support they pay. Read the full article . . .

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December 15, 2015

Healthcare insurance companies negotiate contract discounts with healthcare providers. High-deductible health insurance policies—attractive because of their low premiums—require policy-holders to pay for all of their normal healthcare. So the benefit of these policies largely comes from the negotiated contract discount. Unfortunately, we have no way of determining what rates each insurance company has negotiated. Read the full article . . .

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Drone
October 11, 2015

Advancing technology has made it possible for ordinary persons to purchase and operate small, unmanned aircraft, often with video cameras. These “drones” have been controversial. What is the state of the law as it applies to small drones? Read the full article . . .

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May 15, 2015

If you haven’t read local resident and physician Dr. John Geyman’s book, HOW OBAMACARE IS UNSUSTAINABLE, Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution for All Americans, you should. Read the full article . . .

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