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Understanding Guardianships in Washington State

Posted On January 12, 2021 Family Law

A guardian is a person who has been appointed by a Washington court to have the legal authority to consent on behalf of a minor or of an adult person who has been legally determined to be incapacitated. However, parents

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Talking to Your Children about Divorce

Posted On December 8, 2020 Divorce,Family Law

Children need to be told that their parents are getting a divorce. However, this news can come as quite a shock, no matter how much a child knows about their parents’ relationship. Preparing for the conversation and thinking through

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Child Support Arrears in Washington State

Posted On November 12, 2020 Children,Family Law

The family law term for when a parent fails to make mandated payments and child support becomes past due is “child support arrears.” Most often, this does not occur intentionally. However, parents cannot escape paying court mandated child support, even

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COVID-19: Domestic Violence on the Rise in Washington

Posted On June 25, 2020 Family Law

Home is anything but safe for domestic violence victims, but has been an especially dangerous place during the recent COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order in Washington state. Between February and March, there was a 21% increase in domestic abuse

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Navigating Child Custody and COVID-19

Posted On June 17, 2020 Children,Custody,Family Law

We are all facing unprecedented times, as the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, and regulations regarding safe practices change daily. One thing on the mind of many parents is the matter of shared custody, and whether or not to keep

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