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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Couples who live together in a romantic relationship in which they pool resources may be unaware that the separation of that relationship may be similar to a divorce. A romantic partner may have a claim for a share of the earnings and the value of the labor of the other, now separated partner. Some planning, communication, and agreements may help romantic couples avoid heartache if they separate down the road. Read the full article . . .