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 …

Child Support After 18?

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Have you ever wondered if child support can be extended past the age of 18? Divorce attorney, Rick Jones, answered that question and more during a recent appearance on Seattle’s KISW. The first call came from a listener  worried about his custody case and curious about how long he will …

Custody, Prenups, and Divorce

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Betheny Frankel’s ex is taking the right steps Divorce is never easy and for those in the spotlight it can be even more challenging. Tabloids love celebrity divorces, especially messy ones, and from the looks of it, they might have struck gold in the Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy divorce. …

7 Divorce Mistakes

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Divorce mistakes that will cost you 1. Volunteering to move out This is perhaps one of the most common mistakes men make. The decision to divorce has been made, and in an effort to reduce tension, many men volunteer to move out of the marital home. Unfortunately, this can be …

Holiday Custody

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Managing your custody holiday schedule Peace, joy and celebration are the hallmarks of the holiday season. The stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be filled with happiness and goodwill. But for parents with shared custody, the holidays are often filled with copious amounts of stress, disputes over visitation …

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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A few of the most common reasons for divorce 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 …

Divorce Help

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Resources to help you through your divorce Divorce is a daunting prospect. It can mean uncertainty and complete upheaval of the life you were comfortable leading. The emotional struggles are often exacerbated by the seemingly endless piles of paperwork and logistics that come with the dissolution of a marriage, and …

Facebook and Divorce

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Facebook launches “couples page” You no longer have to worry about chronicling your romantic relationships online. Facebook has just launched a new feature that automatically creates a unique page dedicated to you and your beloved. The unsettling thing about this latest “feature” is that Facebook didn’t announce it to their …

Dating After Divorce: Part 2

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In the first part of this two part series with Torr Lindberg, we explored some of the obstacles and pitfalls men face when they return to dating post divorce. In the second installment we will uncover some tactics to help you comfortably segue back into the dating scene. Torr highlighted …

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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 …

Do I need a divorce attorney?

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In the midst of the chaos and upheaval that comes with the end of a marriage, many people find themselves wondering “ do I need a divorce attorney?” Like many things, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Every divorce is unique with its own set of facts and …

Joint custody, what is it?

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Joint custody and other child custody terms If you are battling for sole or joint custody of children, you have probably heard numerous custody terms being used. There is a wide variety of custody arrangements that can be made and understanding those options is helpful in navigating the process of determining …

Divorce Dating Advice Part: 1

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Dating advice after divorce? The internet is no stranger to divorce dating advice and suggestions for improving your romantic relationships. In fact there is an overwhelming abundance of information available and the sheer quantity can be overwhelming. Sorting through the pages of Google results can be daunting and extracting quality …

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 …

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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Ways to Prepare for a Consultation

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You are considering divorce, or perhaps you have already made the decision to divorce.  Either way, you are most likely facing difficult challenges and a great deal of stress in your personal life. Meeting with a family law attorney might feel intimidating and overwhelming during this difficult time —but it is …

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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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From Honeymoon to Cohabitation

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A client of ours forwarded me an article this week. It pointed out that many divorces are not high conflict. They do not stem from abuse, adultery, or financial devastation. Instead, they stem from lower conflict issues that build over time. Many times these conflicts are distractions that slowly pull …