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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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Will Courts Separate Siblings?

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UPDATED: It’s traumatic and painful when a couple breaks up, but when they’re parents, it’s often downright devastating for the kids. Divorce throws a child’s world in upheaval, and almost every aspect of their lives shift with one fell swoop. The end of a marriage often comes with a move, …

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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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How Fantasy Sports Can Help 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 …

How To Fill Out An NCAA Tournament Bracket

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Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket and entering half a dozen pools is practically an American tradition. But filling out a bracket is also a daunting task. Some fans religiously pore over every word Joe Lunardi utters, track quadrant one wins, and keep tabs on conference tournament play. And after …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …