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4 Ways To Celebrate Men’s Health Month

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UPDATED: Did you know June is Men’s Health Month? As you might imagine, the goal is to raise awareness about common health issues men face and to spread knowledge about how to prevent, treat, and detect these problems. It’s important to take care of yourself and look after your health …

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From Honeymoon to Cohabitation

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UPDATED: Though it’s usually portrayed as a tense, combative process, not all divorces are high-conflict. Marriages end for all sorts of reasons—abuse, adultery, financial issues, and more—but they don’t always devolve into a knockdown, drag-out legal battle.   Often times, relationships simply degrade over time. Nothing major happens, but couples …

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Divorce Capital Of Washington

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UPDATE: According to the latest data from 24/7 Wall St., Clarkston remains the undisputed heavyweight divorce capital of Washington. Things have changed a bit, however. The divorced population dropped slightly, from 25.7% to 22.7%. Curiously, the married population also declined, dipping from 38.7% to 37.8%. ORIGINAL POST: Washington plays host …

Meet Divorce Lawyer Andrea Seymoure

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Goldberg Jones would like to take a moment to welcome Andrea Seymoure, the newest member of our Seattle family! A committed, competitive family law attorney, Andrea Seymoure has an eye for detail and deep dedication to her clients. She’s a strong advocate and skilled litigator, and a valuable asset in …

Who Needs A Legal Separation?

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In Washington State a legal separation is not required to obtain a divorce. Do I Need a Legal Separation? To further understand this answer, it is important to understand what a legal separation is and how it differs from a divorce. A legal separation follows many of the same procedures …

5 Scary Divorce Facts

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Halloween is upon us, or just past, depending on when you read this. Regardless, the leaves have turned, the days have grown short, and it’s the spookiest time of the year. Divorce is often a harrowing, uncertain period of your life. It may be the best choice, but that doesn’t …

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5 Divorce Urban Legends

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UPDATE: It’s the spookiest time of year: the leaves have turned, the days are getting short, we’re preparing for Halloween. There’s a lot to fear out there, including some things related to divorce. Here an older post about divorce urban legends that people too often take as fact! ORIGINAL POST: …

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Digital Snooping in Divorce

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Before we start this post: We, as a firm, DO NOT condone or advise this sort of digital snooping. Nor are we in any position to educate you about the legality of wiretapping, spying, car tracking or similar activities. This, like all of our blog posts, is intended for informational purposes …

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Breaking Down Divorce By Generation

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Different generations have drastically different traits. That may be the most obvious statement ever made. Parents don’t understand kids and their newfangled gadgets, and kids look at parents as outdated dinosaurs inching towards irrelevance. It’s near impossible to pick up a newspaper or magazine—in print or on your iPad—without reading …

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Social Media And Divorce [Infographic]

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Like it or not, social media is a part of our lives. In fact, you probably found this post via Facebook, Twitter, or maybe even LinkedIn. Because it’s such an ever-present force in our daily routines, it makes sense it also comes into play in divorce. It impacts the process …

7 Mediation Questions Answered

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We hear about celebrity divorces all the time. Gossip rags practically drip with the salacious details of infidelity, high stakes splits, and tales of epic, knock-down drag-out legal brawls. Sure, that’s not all of them; only the nasty or outlandish ones make the front page. Still, it feels unusual when …

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Dana Carvey On Gray Divorce [Divorce Meme]

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We’ve all heard, “It’s funny because it’s true,” or some variation of the saying. And that certainly goes for what comedian, actor, Saturday Night Live veteran, and overall comic treasure Dana Carvey has to say about the rise of gray divorce. It’s hilarious for sure, but also insightful and all …

Story Time: An Epic Divorce Saga

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Divorce often turn crazy and twisted, but hopefully yours doesn’t get this nuts. In Port Orchard, Washington, a man recently plead guilty perjury and forgery in one of the most bizarre divorce stories we’ve heard in a while.  According to reports from local news outlets, Brian Kimmell forged his then-wife’s …

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Can Long Commutes Cause Divorce?

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No two divorces are ever the same. What ruins one relationship doesn’t necessarily cause the same havoc in another. And it’s crazy to see what unexpected factors increase risks of divorce. For example, did you know a long daily commute intensifies your chances of splitting up? While it may sound …

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Cigarettes And Divorce [Infographic]

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By now we’re all aware that cigarette smoking carries certain potential health hazards. That’s not news to anyone. You can’t even watch prime time TV without constant reminders. But it may also carry one unexpected danger, it may lead you down the road to divorce. As it turns out, quitting …

Goldberg Jones Bracket Challenge

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about Christmas or New Year’s. We’re talking about March Madness. Once again, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is HERE! And once again, Goldberg Jones is running our annual March Madness Bracket Challenge. This year, the champ walks away …

How To Divorce ASAP

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By the time you get to the point where you’re ready to file for divorce, you’re probably done with it. Odds are, you just want to get it over as quickly as possible. That’s an understandable feeling. But in many cases, perhaps most, taking the fastest route isn’t necessarily the …

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How Do I Ask For Divorce?

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It’s time. You’ve tried everything, counselors, retreats, every trick, tool, or suggestion you can get your hands on. But nothing works. Nothing can possibly fix your marriage. You need to move on, for you, for your kids, your friends, your peace of mind, and probably even your spouse. But one …