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

Walton L. Dabney | 11/19/2020
By Washington State Family Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney 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… Read More

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

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney | 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

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney | 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

Valuing Assets In Divorce During A Pandemic: Cryptocurrency

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Anne B. Bennette | 9/1/2020
Asset valuation is an important part of divorce litigation whether amid a pandemic or not.  However, especially now, it is important to understand that the economy is changing and that it will affect the value of assets and debts in your divorce in determining a fair and equitable award. In addition to determining what assets… Read More

Vacation And Sick Pay: Divisible Assets In A Divorce

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Lisa H. Do | 8/26/2020
It is generally known that assets such as real property and financial accounts are subject to division in a divorce. But what about accumulated vacation and sick leave? Employees depending on their benefits can accumulate hundreds, even thousands of hours of leave, and this vacation and sick time can be overlooked in a divorce. Unused… Read More

Surviving a Committed Intimate Relationship

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney | 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

The Golden Ticket: Residency For Spouses And Adopted Children Of Military Servicemembers Stationed Overseas

Washington State Family and Military Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney | 7/23/2020
Question: I’m in the military married to (or have recently adopted) a person who is not a U.S. citizen. What do I do if I’m being sent overseas and my spouse/child has not yet met the residency requirement to be naturalized? You have recently created (or add to) your U.S. military family. From the multiple veterans,… Read More

Valuing Assets In Divorce During A Pandemic: Real Estate

Washington State Family Law Group | 5/1/2020
In many divorce cases, the community’s highest valued asset is real estate.  Whether it be the family home, an investment property, a commercial building, or a second home, it is quite common that the equity in these properties is used to achieve a fair division and either the proceeds or the home itself awarded equitably… Read More

Webinar April 30th, 2020

BeresfordBooth | 4/30/2020
Lisa H. Do presents on The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Parenting Plans. William (Bill) O. Kessler covers Construction Gradually Reopening in Washington State. Read More

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