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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 …

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Joel Odimba Jr. Joins Goldberg Jones

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Goldberg Jones would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of our Seattle team: Joel C. Odimba Jr. An effective, efficient, and dedicated family law practitioner, Joel is a strong advocate for his clients and a valuable new part of the Goldberg Jones team. He will be …

Back to School Tips

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We’re nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means: it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. Some districts have already started, but most still have at least a few weeks left. This time of year often gets hectic and stressful for children as …

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Child Custody Hearings

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Child custody battles tend to become heated and contentious. Emotions run high, parents often drag each other through the mud, and it’s generally a harrowing experience. This all makes sense: we love our kids and want them to be part of our lives. But what do you need to know …

5 Seattle Family Adventures

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How did we get here? Summer’s almost over. Stores have started advertising back to school sales. It all snuck up so fast! But don’t worry if it feels like summer slipped through your fingers, you’re not alone. It happens to everyone. There’s no need to worry, though. There’s still plenty …

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Does WA Have No-Fault Divorce?

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Divorce often represents a time of great difficulty. You have emotional turmoil to contend with, practical and logistical concerns, and with forms, attorneys, and appearances, the process gets incredibly complex. Any number of factors can further complicate matters. One such snag is when you want to end your marriage, but the …

6 Best Ways To Celebrate Divorce

6 Best Ways To Celebrate Divorce

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Not every divorce turns into a knock-down-drag-out brawl between spouses. Still, even in the best cases, they’re often tense, stressful, emotional times. Afterward, you may need to blow off some steam or just take a deep breath and relax. People love an excuse to party, whether it’s a promotion at …

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One of Washington’s Best

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We are pleased to announce that Seattle Business magazine has named Goldberg Jones one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Not only did we make the top 100, we cracked the top 25, coming in at number 24 on the countdown. “We are fortunate to have an incredibly skilled, …

Life Coach w/ Danny Bonaduce: June

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Listen to the latest edition of Danny Bonaduce: Life Coach on the Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show. In this episode of Life Coach, Rick and Danny tackle some tough questions. 1:02 – “When my son turns 18, will child support remain in effect? 3:43 – I have no property …

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Best Time To Divorce?

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Ending a marriage doesn’t happen overnight. The relationship itself didn’t likely just stop one day, it probably deteriorated over a long period. In a similar vein, you can’t snap your fingers and divorce in an instant. Divorce is a process. If often takes months, or longer, and the question of …

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5 Co-Parenting Strategies For Divorced Parents

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Co-parenting is when a couple breaks up, divorces, or otherwise separates, but continues to work together to raise a child or children. When a divorce involves kids, a key part of the process in Washington is the parenting plan. This lays out custody, visitation, child support payments, and how much time each parent spends with the kids.

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Robert Bennett Joins Goldberg Jones

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Goldberg Jones is pleased and excited to welcome the newest addition to our Seattle team: Robert Bennett. A committed, analytical attorney, Robert is dedicated to producing results for his clients in divorce and custody cases. He uses a tactical eye to find the best angle to approach each case. Prior …

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Right Of First Refusal

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When it comes to child custody cases, the right of first refusal is a provision that impacts the time noncustodial parents spend with their children. It allows a parent to capitalize on opportunities to look after the kids. In some cases, it helps one parent increase their the one-on-one time …

Divorce And Inheritance

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The division of property is a major part of the process in many divorces. Splitting up assets has a huge influence on your financial state moving forward, so it makes sense to spend time and energy here. When preparing to dissolve a marriage, people often wonder how divorce impacts inheritance. …

10 Ways To Prepare Before Divorce

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There’s a reason it’s called “the divorce process.” Odds are, you’re anxious to get the ball rolling. But remember, it’s a long, complicated endeavor, one with a ton of moving parts. This has a massive impact on your future, influencing everything from finances to your living situation to how much you …

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When Your Ex Denies Visitation

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Child custody battles are often an unfortunate part of a divorce. Parents jockey back and forth about parenting time and who sees the kids how much. And that’s one of biggest changes that comes with ending a marriage. You may go from seeing your kids every day to once every …