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50-50 Plan Relocation

Relocation In Washington- Non-50/50 Plans

Relocation In Washington – When Someone Wants To Relocate The Kids…What Then? NOTE: If you have a 50/50 parenting plan, or close to it, you MUST read the post on the changes in the Relocation Act, effective July 28, 2019. This post applies if you do NOT have a 50/50 parenting plan. Relocation of children,  […]

Relocating With a 50/50 Parenting Plan – New Rules

New Rules – Relocating When You Share the Children 50/50 Under Washington case law up to this point (June 2019), relocating the children if you had a 50-50 parenting plan was very difficult. You had to prove that there was a substantial change of circumstances in the situation of the nonrelocating parent. See Marriage of […]

50/50 Parenting Plans – Myths and Realities

Where Are The Children Going to Live? How much time the children spend with Mom, and how much with Dad, is many times the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision in a divorce. Parenting is a zero sum game: every day little Joey spends with Dad, is a day he does not spend with Mom. The […]

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 […]

Divorce and Family Law Resources

Divorce and Family Law Resources: Washington State | King and Snohomish County Family Law Links Divorce and family law resources in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. King County Superior Court Snohomish County Superior Court King County Superior Court Home Snohomish County Superior Court Home King County Court Clerk Snohomish County Court Clerk King […]

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 […]

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of a divorce (or any other family law case), is driven by how much you and the other side fight. To some degree you can control how much you fight; you can’t control how much the other side wants to fight.

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