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Washington State’s Relocation Statute

Washington’s relocation statute is very specific with regards to notice requirements and timing. Failure to give required notice may be grounds for sanctions, including contempt of court. If the move is within the same school district, the relocating person must provide notice by reasonable means. A person entitled to time with the child may not object to what […]

Cost for Family Law Filing Increases

In Washington State, a Superior Court Fee Schedule Revision went into effect on July 24, 2015.  This cost increases what was already a high cost of filing certain actions including divorce and separation. Substitute Senate Bill 5631, in part, increases the current surcharge on domestic cases (dissolution, legal separation, and declaration concerning the validity of […]

Stars, Just Like Us: Ben & Jen–lesson in asset distribution

After announcing they made the “difficult decision” to separate and divorce after ten blissful years of marriage, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner face the unenviable task of dividing their assets, just like any other couple facing a divorce would… except they have a lot more things to split up and a more complicated asset distribution […]

Draeger Breath Test Presence Imminent, Impact TBD

In November the Washington State Patrol unveiled the Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath test machine. The Patrol received legislative approval in 2010 to switch to these machines, and has been working hard to make sure that the new instruments would fit into our state’s DUI program. The Patrol believes the instruments are ready to win the confidence of […]

Adoption Opportunities for Same Sex Couples in Washington

Joint adoption laws permit same-sex couples to adopt a child together. By doing this, both prospective parents become a child’s legal parents. According to the Family Equality Council, adoption non-discrimination laws protect LGBT parents from discrimination by adoption agencies. Currently, 35 states and D.C. allow LGBT parents to petition for joint adoption including Oregon, Washington, […]

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