Rick Jones Talks Family Law

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In this installment of Life Coach, Goldberg Jones’ managing partner, Rick Jones, fielded questions that covered everything from relocation and custody to knowing when to divorce. The first caller was a grandmother with custody of her grandchild. Her question for Rick: “How difficult will it be to get the court’s …

One of Seattle’s 100 Best Companies

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Seattle, June 24, 2013— Family law firm, Goldberg Jones, has been named to Seattle Business Magazine’s list of the 100 best companies to work for. Goldberg Jones debuts on this year’s list in the small business category and is honored to be recognized for excellence in leadership, training and education, …

UPDATED: What is Spousal Maintenance?

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UPDATE: The sweeping new tax plan Congress passed at the end of 2017 will impact almost everyone. This includes changes to divorce settlements, specifically those involving spousal support. Beginning January 1, 2019, on new court orders that include spousal support provisions, the party paying spousal support will no longer be …

Rick & Danny Talk Divorce

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There was no shortage of divorce questions for Rick when he stopped by KZOK last week. And Danny and Rick didn’t waste any time getting straight to the callers’ questions. The first caller wanted to know how he could get his property back. The caller was still in the process of …

Making New Friends After a Divorce

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Divorce can have far reaching effects on your social life. It is not uncommon for men to feel like their circle of friends has gotten smaller post divorce and their social calendar is full of openings. Rebuilding your network of friends after a divorce can be intimidating.  But fear not, robust …

Rick & Ken Talk Basketball

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It’s down to the Final Four. This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has been chock full of upsets and unexpected moments. The Final Four will battle it out in Atlanta this weekend and the victor will be crowned National Champion. The only predictable part of the 2013 tourney has been …

Getting Served: Dealing w/ Divorce Papers

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Seattle divorce attorney, Rick Jones, made a recent appearance on Danny Bonaduce’s “Life Coach”.  He fielded questions from callers and provided family law advice— helping one caller dealing with being served divorce papers. Unfortunately for the caller, his wife instigated the legal separation and he doesn’t want to get divorced. …

5 Common Reasons for Divorce

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Deciding to divorce is difficult—it requires thought, consideration, and support. Many people grappling with this major life decision feel isolated and struggle with their reasons for wanting a divorce—but you are not alone. When considering divorce and evaluating circumstances, several common themes emerge as reasons for divorce. A few of …

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5 Signs of Parental Alienation

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A Google search on Parental Alienation will quickly reveal the heated debate that has erupted around the proposed addition of Parental Alienation Syndrome to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health.  Both sides of the debate are hot under the collar to defend their stance, as is evident in …

Paternal Grandparents

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

Can My Ex Relocate w/ My Daughter?

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During Tuesday’s appearance on Danny Bonaduce’s Life Coach, Rick answered questions from callers regarding divorce and custody issues in Seattle. One call in particular stood out. It highlighted the importance of developing and negotiating a comprehensive parenting plan from the onset of filing your divorce in Seattle. Here is what …

Stepfathers’ Rights in Seattle

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Being a father is an investment of love, time, and financial resources. However you acquired the noble title of “Dad” —you earn it every day. You are there for your children day in and day out — and the idea of not being part of their daily life is a …

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Do grandparents have rights in WA?

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Rick Jones was on the Danny Bondaduce Show to talk about family law, divorce, and child custody in Washington. One caller had a question about her rights as a grandparent and whether or not she needed to get permission from both her daughter and son-in-law to take her grandchildren out …

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WA Supreme Court rules for Father in Home Sale

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It is not everyday that the Washington Supreme Court reviews a family law case. Yet, recently the Court issued an opinion that could affect the way funds are distributed in a complex divorce. While the facts of this case are very specific, I highlight it show how a divorce can …