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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 depend heavily on the fact surrounding your case, where your 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 Parents don’t understand kids and their newfangled gadgets, and kids look at parents as outdated dinosaurs inching towards irrelevance. 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 …

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Meet Divorce Attorney Amanda N. Gamble

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Goldberg Jones is excited to welcome the newest addition to our Seattle family: Amanda N. Gamble. Skilled and versatile, she brings a keen legal eye to our team of family law attorneys. Amanda will provide another major resource to the husbands and fathers of the Puget Sound region in divorce and custody …

Emerald City Comic Con

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While it’s certainly not as massive as its pop-culture-behemoth sibling in San Diego, Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con has come into its own in recent years. The 2018 installment is almost here, running March 1-4 at the Washington State Convention Center. It’s a fun, nerdy time, and also a great …

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 …

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Does Divorce Cause Big Families?

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Divorce changes family dynamics, relationships, living situations, and more. It’s also apparently leading to significantly larger families. With the holidays all too fresh in your mind, you may still be recovering from trying to schedule festivities with new in-laws, stepchildren, kids who live with their other parent, and more. It’s …

8 Seattle Family Holiday Events

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It sneaks up on us every year! But with Thanksgiving in the rearview, now it’s time to turn our attention to the upcoming holidays. We have to wait and see if it’ll be a White Christmas, but there’s still plenty of Holiday Spirit to go around in Seattle. And we …

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Surviving Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is upon us. Though it’s traditionally full of family, friends, and other loved ones, this time of year is often tough for newly divorced dads. You may feel alone, especially if you don’t have your kids for the holiday. But there are ways to cope and survive what can …

Welcome Seattle Attorney Tonya Meehan

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Goldberg Jones would like to take this opportunity to welcome Tonya Meehan to our Seattle team! An experienced, knowledgeable family law practitioner, Tonya Meehan is a strong advocate for her clients and a valuable new addition to the Goldberg Jones family. With more than 15 years of experience, Tonya will …

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How Education Impacts Divorce

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Education forms a big part or most people’s lives in the United States. We go through a decade-plus of compulsory schooling, then a substantial majority opt for college. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2016, 69.7% of high school graduates enrolled in colleges or universities. And …