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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

Protection For Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington State Family Law Group | 4/29/2020
A “stay home, stay safe” mandate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is unfortunately not very safe for many domestic violence victims. Domestic violence in Washington State is legally defined as physical harm, bodily injury, assault, including sexual assault, stalking, or inflicting fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between family or household… Read More

Webinar April 23rd, 2020

BeresfordBooth | 4/23/2020
David C. Tingstad & Per E. Oscarsson will discuss the latest information on the SBA PPP Loan Program. Anne B. Bennette will cover issues with pending dissolutions during COVID-19 (i.e. the value of property, effect on retirement, the economic positions of each spouse, etc.) Read More

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