How Do You Legally Establish Paternity?


Though a large part of our practice is centered around divorce cases, we also represent clients who have other types of family law matters to address. Paternity is one of them, and there are a number of different circumstances that can call for proof of paternity. Before we get into them, we should point out the fact that paternity is automatically granted to the husband when a married woman has a child. This also Read More

Take Advantage of These Free Family Law Resources


There are many different intricacies that must be addressed when you are going through a divorce or some other family law matter, and the maze can be very confusing. We answer a lot of questions at the confidential consultations that we have with our clients, and we offer a great deal of very useful information right here on our website. This blog is updated regularly, and we also offer some additional permanent Read More

Legal Separation vs. Divorce: What’s the Difference?


There are a couple of different legal ways that you can separate yourself from your spouse. As we all know, a divorce or dissolution of marriage is one option. When a divorce takes place, arrangements are made with regard to the separation of property, child custody, child support, etc. At the end of the process, each person is once again single and unattached in the eyes of the law. A legal separation is another Read More

Can a Parenting Plan Be Modified?

Can a Parenting Plan Be Modified

One of the most important issues that will be on the table if you are getting divorced as a parent of dependent children will be the matter of child custody. Our family law practice is centered in Tacoma, Washington, and in our state a parenting plan must be presented to the court when a divorce proceeding is underway. Clearly, it is best if both parents can come to a mutually agreeable arrangement. In many cases, Read More

Divorce After 50 Can Present Unique Challenges


Most divorces are going to be emotionally taxing on one level or another, and in many cases, there will be significant financial ramifications. When there are minor children involved, another layer of complexity will exist. This being stated, though there may not be any child custody or support issues,  older people who are getting divorced can face even greater challenges. On an emotional level, when you have been Read More

The Intricacies of a Military Divorce

The Intricacies of a Military Divorce

When you are going to get a divorce as a member of the United States armed forces, you do not have to go through any type of military courts. If you or your spouse are residents of Washington, you file for divorce in your home county or the county that your spouse resides in. In some states, there is a minimum residency requirement that applies to petitions for dissolution of marriage or divorce. Washington does not Read More

Uniform Collaborative Law Act


Despite the potentially acrimonious and contentious nature of family law cases (such as divorce), the majority of these cases settle out of court. Collaborative Law (often referred to as Collaborative Divorce) is one way that the parties--typically spouses who are divorcing--now are settling their cases. Collaborative Law is a non-adversarial process by which the spouses—among other things--agree to the Read More

Divorce Myths

divorce myths

In our society divorce is common, and yet it is a confusing time for both spouses, full of upheaval and turmoil. As a result of divorce being both a complicated and common process, a lot of false information has made its way into common belief about the divorce process and its probable results. Dispelling these myths can be an important way to help spouses deal with the divorce process with more accurate and Read More

Divorce and Tax Planning

divorce and tax planning

The deadline to file annual federal income taxes is quickly approaching. Many Americans will be looking to their CPA or tax professional for advice on how to best maximize their income tax return. One overlooked person you should probably be consulting about taxes and potential tax implications is your divorce or family attorney. Divorce and separation are a financially difficult time for most divorcing couples. Tax Read More

Social Media After the Final Order

social media after final order

We live in an age of constant communication and information exchange. People use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms to remain connected to family and friends. We share ideas, photos, opinions, and updates on our day-to-day lives. It is no surprise that those involved in family law disputes may turn to social media to vent and receive support. When, though, does this sharing turn into Read More