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Legal Issues

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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The White House
May 8, 2015

Super PACs are a new type of political action committee to which wealthy individuals and organizations can contribute unlimited money, and which can spend unlimited money to elect or defeat any candidate. This article explains how Super PACs came to be and how difficult limiting them will be. Read the full article . . .

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April 25, 2015

An influential Orcas Island resident criticized attorneys for advising their young clients to plead “not guilty” at their arraignments for minor in possession of alcohol. This criticism erodes important rights we all have. Read the full article . . .

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