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Paternal Grandparents

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The role of grandparents post-divorce can be an important element in smoothing the transition into a new definition of family for children. There is a wide range of involvement and many roles grandparents can play. But a positive relationship between a grandchild and grandparent can provide the support and stability …

5 Things to Know About Divorce In Washington

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UPDATED: Every state has its own unique laws. This extends to divorce and child custody. If you’re considering divorce, it’s important to know how where you live impacts the process. For those getting divorced in Washington State, here are five things you should know: 1. Washington is a community property …

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8 Signs She Might Be Hiding Assets

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UPDATED: With divorce looming on the horizon, it’s important to get your proverbial ducks in a row. Particularly when it comes to finances. During the process both you and your soon-to-be ex need to provide records of income, assets, debts, and all the rest. These will then be divided according …

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Divorce After A Brief Marriage

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As a general rule, the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce. The other side of that coin is that shorter marriages, ones without kids and with little shared property to divide, divorce can be relatively simple. But what about a really, really, really brief marriage? Our founding partner, …

Making New Friends After Divorce

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As divorce lawyers, we obviously deal primarily with divorce and related matters. Child custody, spousal maintenance, mediation, parenting plans, child support, and more. We contend with the nuts and bolts of the process, the more tactile, practical, quantifiable elements. But divorce doesn’t just end when you sign the papers. This …

What Is Joint Custody?

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UPDATED: Like most legal matters related to divorce, child custody gets complicated. If you find yourself in the midst of such a battle, you likely hear a number of terms thrown around. Knowing what phrases like joint custody mean helps you understand what’s going on. When it comes to custody, …

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When Can Child Support Go Past 18?

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This post has been updated. In most cases in Washington, child support comes to an end when the children in question turn 18-years-old or graduate from high school, whichever comes later. Circumstances do exist, however, where payments may continue much longer. When it comes to the Evergreen State, the age …

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Dating After Divorce: Part 2

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UPDATED: In the first part of our dating after divorce article, we spoke with local relationship expert and mental health counselor Torr Lindberg. He laid out some common obstacles and pitfalls men face when they jump back into the dating pool following the end of a marriage. In our second …

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Dating After Divorce: Part 1

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UPDATED: Divorce is the end of one chapter of your life, but it’s also the start of another. Ideally a better, healthier one. The topic of dating after divorce is one that comes up frequently. Since you were married, you were probably out of the game, so to speak, for …

10 Great Movie Dads

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UPDATED: Father’s Day is upon us once again, the holiday where we celebrate dads and everything they do for us. There are countless ways to mark the occasion. It’s almost officially summer, the weather’s getting better day-to-day, and barbecues and baseball games are classic ways to spend a sunny afternoon. …

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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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Will Courts Separate Siblings?

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This post has been 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 …

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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 …