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Snohomish County Divorce

Snohomish County Divorces

Snohomish County Divorces. This is an overview of the process for Snohomish County divorces. This is just an overview; if you are trying to do a case, this will be helpful, but do not depend on it for everything. The links to Snohomish County Superior Court and to the State’s Website are in my Resources […]

King County Divorce

King County Divorce

King County Divorce. This is an overview of how the legal system works in King County, for family law and divorce cases. This is just an overview; if you are trying to do a case, this will be helpful, but do not depend on it for everything. The links to King County Superior Court and […]

How to Value Stock Options and Awards

How To Calculate Stock Options And Awards              Many clients especially in the Seattle, and Bellevue area, have forms of stock options. These may include stock options, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) (which Amazon uses), stock awards, and ESPP’s. Valuing these in a divorce is a little bit tricky. There are several different parts of an […]

Post Secondary Support in Washington

Post Secondary Support in Washington – College Costs Money – Who Pays? At some point, your children will turn 18 and graduate from high school. And they want to go to college. That’s good news and bad news – because the courts can order the parents to contribute to post-secondary support. How much? Keep reading… When Do You Have To […]

Dividing Retirement Plans: To QDRO Or Not To QDRO

Dividing Retirement Plans: How do we value them, and how do we divide them? What is a QDRO? The first thing you have to do is figure out what kind of retirement account you andyour spouse  have. There are several kinds of retirement accounts/benefits: Social Security. A court cannot divide Social Security. However, it can – and […]

Divorce in Washington

Washington State Divorce

It is easy to get into a marriage; but getting a divorce can be another thing entirely.  A Washington State divorce may be simple – or it can be expensive and painful and frustrating.  If you are thinking about a divorce, or in a divorce, or planning a divorce, or your friend is having a divorce, ask […]