We Made the List of 100 Best!

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We are pleased to share that for the second year in a row, Goldberg Jones has made Seattle Business Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Being recognized on this list is particularly meaningful for our firm because employee feedback plays an important role in how nominees are …

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How to Save Money on Divorce

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With the average cost of divorce in the United States somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 it can be daunting to think about the financial aspects of dissolving your marriage. Fortunately for most people there are things that can be done to save money on divorce. Knowledge is power—and educating yourself …

Holidays After Divorce

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The holiday season is right around the corner, and for many men that can mean an avalanche of stress and emotions. While we like to think of the holidays as a time of joy and happiness, the reality is often the opposite. For many couples getting through the holidays is …

Custody of a Non-biological Child

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Managing partner, Rick Jones, stopped by KZOK to provide divorce and family law answers on “Life Coach with Danny Bonaduce”. This episode presented an eclectic collection of questions with topics ranging from getting custody of a non-biological child (also called 3rd party custody) to investigations by Child Protective Services. Because …

Post Secondary Support

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Once again, managing partner and family law attorney, Rick Jones, stopped by the KZOK studio to field questions on “Life Coach”. During this episode there was a pervasive theme between many of the callers— post secondary support. Post secondary support is child support that is paid after the child graduates …

Welcome to the Team Darren!

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Darren DeFrance is the newest addition to the Goldberg Jones team of Seattle divorce attorneys. We are excited to welcome Darren to our Seattle office. With a wide breadth of experience, Darren will be a valuable asset to our clients. Having worked as a prosecutor, Darren has hands on experience …

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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In the state of Washington, spousal maintenance is compensation awarded in a divorce to help transition one spouse out of the marriage. Sometimes referred to as spousal support or alimony, spousal maintenance is usually awarded when a disparity of income earning ability exists between spouses.

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 …

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 …

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 …


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 …