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Common Law Marriage Myth & Cohabitation Agreements

A common myth is that if you live with someone for seven years you automatically create a common law marriage. Common law marriage occurs when a couple lives together for a certain number of years, hold themselves out as husband and wife, and intend to be married. Washington State law does not allow common law […]

Family Law Forms Changing in 2016

Family law forms in King County are going through some large scale revisions with the goal of making them more user friendly and less confusing. The new forms are being referred to as “plain language” forms.  Since 2009 volunteers including practicing attorneys, judges and lay people have been meeting and discussing how to make the […]