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Open or Closed Adoption – What is the Difference?

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law Lawyer Dimitra S. Scott | 5/24/2022
Families must make a number of decisions in the adoption process. Foremost among them, in Washington State, is the decision of whether or not to pursue an “open” or a “closed” adoption. Washington is one of a few states that allows adoptive parents, birth parents, and if appropriate, the child, to enter into a legally… Read More

Adoption Tax Credit 2022

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Group | 1/6/2022
The U.S. tax code presently allows adoptive families a tax related benefit for any and all qualifying costs and fees incurred in pursuing an adoption. The IRS allows a fairly broad definition of allowed costs and fees such that in most cases, any and all fees and costs paid to an adoption agency, an attorney,… Read More

Webinar – When Do You Need A CPA In Divorce?

BeresfordBooth | 7/1/2021
July 1st, 2021 Family law attorneys Lisa Do and Walton Dabney and their guest - CPA Eli C. Neal from 4 Corners Financial Forensics - discuss when a CPA is needed in a divorce and how to best utilize them. Read More

Building Families Through Assisted Reproduction – Surrogacy

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Group | 3/3/2021
When families plan to have children through an Assisted Reproduction process such as Gestational Surrogacy or Genetic Surrogacy, families are formed with the assistance of physicians and fertility clinics all over the country and indeed, throughout the world.  However, it appears in many case the medical technology developed faster than the laws in most states.… Read More

Step-Parent Adoption In Washington State

Washington State Family Law and Adoption Law Lawyer Dimitra S. Scott | 2/3/2021
When you're in a relationship with someone who has children from a prior relationship, it is not uncommon to bond with and treat those children as if they were your own.  It is important, however, to remember your rights as a step-parent differ substantially then the parental rights of a biological or legal parent.  Should… Read More