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  • What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases

    What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases When your co-parent makes false accusations against you, their words, however unfounded, could seriously harm your child custody or divorce case. Whether you’re just now going through the beginning of a divorce or are rehashing a custody issue for the fifth time, any words against you, as a parent, can be particularly damaging. Accusations might allude to child abuse, lying on your legal forms, failure to adhere to custody rules, or other big problems. If you find yourself facing false allegations, make sure you know your ...
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  • What Will Divorce Mean for Me: How to Understand the Impact of Divorce

    What Will Divorce Mean for Me: How to Understand the Impact of Divorce Divorce is a major decision that affects major life changes. If you are starting to consider divorcing your spouse, you may not understand the full scope of how a divorce will impact your life. Before you make any decisions, it is highly advisable that you get educated on what your options are. Why Talk to a Divorce Lawyer? Every divorce is different, so you cannot expect that your situation will play out similarly to other stories you may have heard from your friends and family. While divorce may seem commonplace, that ...
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  • Coping with Divorce & Your Emotional Well-Being

    Coping with Divorce & Your Emotional Well-Being When you and your spouse choose to divorce, you’re closing the door on a major chapter in your lives. A serious change of that nature has the power to shake your foundation. When you’ve planned your entire life with someone and counted on having them by your side, it can be extremely challenging to reevaluate your goals, expectations, and plans without them. Falling into a pattern of emotional distress is easy at a time like this, but if you learn to cope with the divorce process in a healthy way, it can help you move ...
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  • What Does It Mean to Terminate Your Parental Rights?

    What Does It Mean to Terminate Your Parental Rights? Terminating an individual’s parental rights is a very serious matter, whether the court takes away those rights or the parent relinquishes them willingly. In any parent-child relationship, the biological parents inherently have certain rights and responsibilities regarding their children. If, in any situation, those responsibilities are not being upheld, the court may terminate parental rights if it is in the best interest of the child. Or, a parent may choose to voluntarily give up his or her rights, forfeiting any right to ...
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  • 7 Marriage Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask to Avoid Divorce

    7 Marriage Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask to Avoid Divorce Before you and your significant other tie the knot, make sure you both have the same expectations going into your marriage. When couples communicate their wants, needs, and expectancies, they’re far less likely to find themselves having major disagreements about big life decisions that could eventually result in divorce. Even if certain topics don’t seem relevant to you now, they are almost certain to become so later down the line. When couples have different views on major issues, such as the desire to have children or ...
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  • Property Division in Washington State FAQ

    Property Division in Washington State FAQ Deciding how to divvy up your possessions and debts in a divorce is often one of the most difficult and tedious aspects in splitting up. Whether you have been together for 10 years or 10 months, you’ve likely accumulated assets as a married couple and deciding who gets what is a sensitive, stressful, and often confusing process. In order to make the divorce process a bit more manageable and transparent, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions regarding property division in Washington. If you’re going through ...
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  • Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex’s Consent?

    Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex’s Consent? Relocating with your children is a big decision, especially if you and your child’s other parent are no longer together. You might wish to move because of a job prospect, an educational opportunity, lower cost of living, to be closer to family, or simple for a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, your ability to move out of Washington state with your child depends largely on your current parenting situation. Before you move your kids out of state, make sure you don’t need their other parent’s legal consent. Learn more ...
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  • 6 Things to Do Before You Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce

    6 Things to Do Before You Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce As commonplace as the practice may seem, a divorce is an enormous undertaking. If you’re in a position where you plan on asking your spouse for a divorce (or if you know a divorce is coming), you can protect your best interests and prepare yourself for what’s to come by being proactive before the divorce begins. While it may feel callous or selfish to plan for a divorce, especially if your spouse is unaware, remember that while the ending of a marriage is an emotional process, a divorce is a legal process. If you head into a ...
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