Three Ways People Lose Custody of Their Children!

There is lots of talk about things to do to make your custody case better, but let’s talk about what you can do to destroy it. These are the “don’ts“ to keep in mind if you are heading into this kind of dangerous territory. First, are obvious things people know like do not physically abuse …

Child Support is Overwhelming – Leave it to Your Legal Team!

Many people think establishing child support is going to be a nightmare. You think this is going to be the thing that causes the most friction between you and your ex. You do not know how you are going to ever get them to pay. You do not know how much money they make. Where …

Getting Started with Financials in Divorce

Financials are one of the most hotly contested parts of a divorce. Financial issues are often a big part of why a marriage fails so this should come as no surprise. You can get a jump on the stressful process of unraveling your financial picture by gathering the following financials in advance of starting your …

New Year, Best You! Living Your Best Life in 2022.

Forget about “new year, new you!” The truth is that you really do not need to create a “new you“ this year. You don’t need a “Happy New Year”, good luck, or a resolution to focus on your health and live your best life! You have been through two years of a crazy pandemic coupled …

What is Spousal Maintenance?

It is often stated that money is the leading cause of stress in relationships. Couples may engage in power struggles around money, communication about money, or financial imbalances within the relationship. For these reasons and more, finances are also a common contributor to separation and divorce. It doesn’t end there. Finances are commonly the most …

BE AWARE OF HOW THE NEW TAX LAW WILL IMPACT YOUR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Tax season is underway and Americans have less than two months to file taxes for 2017. For those who pay spousal maintenance to their former spouse all year long, filing taxes presents the opportunity to claim a tax deduction for these payments. This can often be quite significant!  This is the silver lining – but …

I DON’T THINK I AM GETTING ENOUGH CHILD SUPPORT – WHAT CAN I DO?

If you are concerned that you are not receiving the appropriate amount of child support, we encourage you to: Understand the basics about child support modification law Assess whether anything has changed since the original order. This may include            your child’s needs or the financial status of one or both parents …

DIVORCE: WILL MY SPOUSE TAKE MY 401K?

Short answer: It depends! Working out the financial details is often one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. Even in an amicable divorce, division of assets and debt can be extremely stressful. When there is conflict and debate, stress and emotion can rise to very uncomfortable levels. It is essential that you work …

DIVORCE: WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY HOME?

By nature, divorce is difficult and sad, usually affecting multiple parties in devastating ways. There are so many aspects of life that are impacted by divorce, and a plethora of painful emotions. Among the affected aspects of life is the matter of living arrangements. For many families, it is more than just sorting out who lives …

WHO GETS WHAT? PROPERTY & DEBT DIVISION WITH DIVORCE

The division of assets and debt is often one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. We are here to assist you in this process, to negotiate on your behalf, and to protect your best interests. Washington is a community property state, as defined in RCW 26.16. Any money you earn and any property you …

HOW TO AVOID FINANCIAL BLUNDERS DURING DIVORCE

A recent Money Magazine article highlights strategies for avoiding financial mistakes during divorce. Each divorce comes with its own set of emotional struggles and financial risks. Decisions made during the divorce process can have long-lasting effects. Given these significant impacts, it is advised that you avoid making any decisions in haste. When it comes to making financial …

COMPLEX/HIGH-ASSET DIVORCE

Each divorce comes with its own set of emotional struggles and financial risks and you should never try to tackle them alone. No matter what your financial situation, is essential that you work with an experienced family law attorney who will advise you assertively and effectively and ensure all aspects of the process are addressed …