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Family Law

June 24, 2019

The legislature has fixed the Child Relocation Act for 50-50 parenting plans. Read the full article . . .

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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
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

A powerful tool for a parent to use in a dispute over a parenting plan is a contemporaneous journal. 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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June 10, 2015

For those leaving a romantic relationship, some simply planning and willingness to take immediate action can avoid heartache. Read the full article . . .

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April 26, 2015

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 . . .

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