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Coercive Control added to Definition of Domestic Violence

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Anne B. Bennette | 3/22/2022
The Washington Legislature recently passed House Bill 1901, which formally adds ‘coercive control’ to the domestic violence statute.  Coercive control is defined as a pattern of behavior that is used to cause another to suffer physical, emotional, or psychological harm, and in purpose or effect unreasonably interferes with a person’s free will and liberty.  Examples… Read More

I’m Thinking of Getting Divorced – What Financial Documents Do I Need?

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Lisa H. Do | 3/9/2022
Gathering basic financial documents prior to filing for divorce can potentially simplify your case, reduce attorney’s fees, and put you ahead of the process so you are not starting at a disadvantage. At minimum, you should compile the following documents for yourself and if available, for your spouse as well: Two years of tax returns,… Read More

Common Tax Questions in a Divorce

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Lisa H. Do | 2/8/2022
If you are contemplating filing for divorce or are in the middle of a divorce, you may have concerns about tax implications. Here are some common questions regarding taxes that arise in a divorce: What is the tax impact when dividing assets? If property is transferred to me as part of a divorce, do I… Read More

Utilizing A Special Master In Family Law Cases

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Lisa H. Do | 7/21/2021
Utilizing a Special Master in family law cases (such as divorce, child custody, or support cases) is an often-overlooked option. But what exactly is a Special Master? A Special Master is a person appointed by the court to oversee or accomplish specific assigned responsibilities. There are different types of Special Masters based on the purpose… 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