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Biden’s Vaccination Plan, And What Employers Should Expect

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 9/15/2021
UPDATE: On October 12, 2021, OSHA provided President Biden with a draft of the emergency temporary standard that is referenced below.  It is expected that the White House will review this standard shortly, and if approved, it will be published to the Federal Register.  Washington has its own OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plan administered… Read More

Washington Grandparents’ Rights In 2021 – New Law, Very Different Rules

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 4/27/2021
Washington courts have long recognized that maintaining a relationship with grandparents is generally in the best interest of the children.  If grandparents can make a case that they have been (and will continue to be) critical to the healthy and happy development of the grandchild, they have a good chance of successfully petitioning for some… Read More

Live-In Romance And Cohabitation Agreements. Plan Now, Worry Never.

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 3/23/2021
There are many personal reasons why people may wish to be in a live-in romantic situation without being married. But if you think you are avoiding the legal and property complications of marriage…  think again. Even though “common law marriage” is not a thing in Washington, there may be surprise shifts in money between you… Read More

When She Says You Are The One – Challenging Paternity In Marriage

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 11/19/2020
When two people love each other very much…. Or at least enough…. A baby can be the result. One or both of those loved-enough adults may be married at the time, although not necessarily to each other. These circumstances sometimes result in one spouse in a marriage contesting the parentage of a child born by… Read More

Home Buying While Divorcing – Can My Lender Demand My Ex’s Signature?

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 10/21/2020
Maybe. Imagine… You are just finishing up a divorce. Every property item is split, all the documents are signed, and you are just waiting for the court to bless your disunion. Your soon-to-be ex was entirely uncooperative has stopped all communication. Good riddance, you think. You find your next new home and purchase it by… Read More

Parent A vs. Parent B vs. Doctor U

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 9/22/2020
Pediatric healthcare and “joint” healthcare provisions in court orders and parenting plans. You are a pediatric healthcare provider. That means you have been - or will be -  dragged into disputes between parents when they cannot agree on the best medical strategy for their children. It is important to keep a clear delineation between your… Read More

Surviving a Committed Intimate Relationship

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 8/17/2020
– what happens when your long-term partner dies, but you were never officially married. You built a life together. Lived in and improved the same home, shared your money, worked together to pay bills and invest, and maybe raised some kids. Then, tragically, your partner dies… without a will (called dying “intestate”). In Washington, only… Read More