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How Major Purchases Can Hurt Your Divorce

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Divorce can be intricate and tricky, especially in regards to the division of property. Different states handle this part of the process in different manners. How Does Washington Handle Assets When it comes to breaking up assets, Washington, for example, is a community property state, where resources, or debts, are …

No-Fault Divorce: What It Means For Your Case

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Marriages end for a variety of reasons. There can be infidelity, abuse, mistrust, financial issues, and much more. The list of causes of divorce is practically endless. That doesn’t mean, however, that there is always someone at fault. Sometimes two people grow apart and evolve in different, incompatible directions. Or …

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8 Qualities Good Attorneys Have

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By the time you get to the point of filing for divorce, you have likely already been through quite an ordeal. Ending a marriage is a huge step, one that comes with all kinds of emotion, pain, and stress, even in relatively straightforward cases. One of the most important decisions …

Attorney Spotlight – David Kalisek

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This week, we at Goldberg Jones turn the bright light of the Attorney Spotlight of Excellence on David Kalisek of our Seattle office. David actually began life in Nebraska, a state notable for giving the world such personalities as Malcolm X, Dick Cheney, President Gerald Ford, Warren Buffett and Larry …

Same Sex Marriage

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Same sex marriage and legalized marijuana use have been a hot topic in the news lately. There has been a lot of celebration surrounding the legal changes that have been approved by voters and/or handed down by the Supreme Court, but what may have been forgotten during the celebration is …

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Meretricious Relationships

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When you find yourself confronted with the need to interact with the legal system, you suddenly realize that there are many fancy sounding legal terms that you need to be familiar with in order to resolve your legal issue. We assume that you are familiar with the concept of a “Common …

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What is Divorce Mediation?

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This post has been updated. With the countless issues that arise in divorce/legal separation the divorcees are left to find the most suitable conflict resolution. Cases that involve division of assets or children would normally be forced to go into mediation if the parties cannot come to an agreement. What …

8 Ways to Help With the Holiday Blues During a Divorce

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years— the holidays are expected to be filled with the utmost merriment. However, when dealing with a divorce or separation, some families are unable to share in the festivities. Traditions and gatherings become so common within families that when change occurs, it is difficult for not …

Dividing The Home In Divorce

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Dividing the marital home in a divorce is often a close second when it comes to issues of contention (the front runner is child custody).  Real estate is frequently a couple’s most significant asset and deciding how to distribute the property can be tricky, particularly if you still have a …

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How Long Does a Divorce in WA Take?

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The waiting period for divorce in Washington State is 90 days. The waiting period begins when the divorce action is first filed.
Unfortunately for many men, the end of their marriage is often not amicable. The result is a divorce process that exceeds six months.

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How to Save Money on Divorce

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With the average cost of divorce in the United States somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 it can be daunting to think about the financial aspects of dissolving your marriage. Fortunately for most people there are things that can be done to save money on divorce. Knowledge is power—and educating yourself …

Holidays After Divorce

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The holiday season is right around the corner, and for many men that can mean an avalanche of stress and emotions. While we like to think of the holidays as a time of joy and happiness, the reality is often the opposite. For many couples getting through the holidays is …

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8 Signs She Might Be Hiding Assets

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If divorce is on the horizon, getting your proverbial ducks in a row is important—particularly when it comes to your finances. It isn’t uncommon for spouses to try and hide assets when a divorce is imminent. Knowing the red flags that might indicate your wife is hiding money can help …

5 Things to Know About Divorce In WA State

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Every state has its own unique divorce and custody laws— if you are considering getting divorced in Washington State there are a few things you need to know. 1. Washington is a community property state There are two approaches to dividing marital assets in a divorce: equitable distribution and community …

UPDATED: What is Spousal Maintenance?

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UPDATE: The sweeping new tax plan Congress passed at the end of 2017 will impact almost everyone. This includes changes to divorce settlements, specifically those involving spousal support. Beginning January 1, 2019, on new court orders that include spousal support provisions, the party paying spousal support will no longer be …

Rick & Danny Talk Divorce

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There was no shortage of divorce questions for Rick when he stopped by KZOK last week. And Danny and Rick didn’t waste any time getting straight to the callers’ questions. The first caller wanted to know how he could get his property back. The caller was still in the process of …

Making New Friends After a Divorce

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Divorce can have far reaching effects on your social life. It is not uncommon for men to feel like their circle of friends has gotten smaller post divorce and their social calendar is full of openings. Rebuilding your network of friends after a divorce can be intimidating.  But fear not, robust …

Getting Served: Dealing w/ Divorce Papers

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Seattle divorce attorney, Rick Jones, made a recent appearance on Danny Bonaduce’s “Life Coach”.  He fielded questions from callers and provided family law advice— helping one caller dealing with being served divorce papers. Unfortunately for the caller, his wife instigated the legal separation and he doesn’t want to get divorced. …

5 Common Reasons for Divorce

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Deciding to divorce is difficult—it requires thought, consideration, and support. Many people grappling with this major life decision feel isolated and struggle with their reasons for wanting a divorce—but you are not alone. When considering divorce and evaluating circumstances, several common themes emerge as reasons for divorce. A few of …

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WA Supreme Court rules for Father in Home Sale

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It is not everyday that the Washington Supreme Court reviews a family law case. Yet, recently the Court issued an opinion that could affect the way funds are distributed in a complex divorce. While the facts of this case are very specific, I highlight it show how a divorce can …