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She Slept With My Brother

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Adultery is a marriage killer. It may be a deal breaker. It may be the last straw. But any way you cut it, most marriages never recover from a cheating spouse. It’s even worse when it’s with someone you know. And it’s extra terrible when it’s your own brother, your …

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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 …

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What are the Odds of Getting Primary Custody?

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UPDATED—People often ask us about the chances fathers have of getting primary custody in Washington. Taken at face value, the laws don’t favor mothers over fathers. But even though both parents have equal legal footing, it doesn’t always play out like that. A recent report from the Washington State Center …

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Fantasy Sports and Divorced Dads

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Fantasy sports are everywhere. We all have our personal favorites, but it’s a year-round endeavor. Football, basketball, and baseball are the biggies, but we also have hockey, various soccer leagues, and even fantasy Olympics. (And rugby, golf, cricket, NASCAR…you name it.) Fantasy sports offer another level of engagement beyond passive …

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4 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Divorced Dads

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It’s the middle of February and you’ve probably noticed store displays full of various sized hearts, pink everything, and chocolate as far as the eye can see. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is almost here again. A romantic holiday can be lonely for the newly divorced, but there are still ways …

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 …

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Who Gets The Engagement Ring?

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The old saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. That’s not exactly a legally binding statue, but the underlying idea often plays a role. One situation we see frequently involves engagement rings. One of our founding partners, Rick Jones, makes regular appearances on the Danny Bonaduce and Sarah Morning …

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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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5 Last-Minute Seattle Summer Adventures

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It’s probably best not to think about how August is already coming to a close, that the kids are getting ready to head back to school (or may already be there), and wonder where the summer went. That’s not good for anyone’s state of mind. But don’t worry. Just because …

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How Can I Obtain Custody of My Child?

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This post has been updated? Obtaining custody of your child is a complicated affair. The timing, route, and cost of the proceeding depends heavily on the fact surrounding your case, where you child is located, and the laws of the state where you are bringing the legal action. Nevertheless, with …

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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. That’s been the basis of most sitcoms since the very beginning. And it’s near impossible to …

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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 …

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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 …