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Seattle Area Family Law Blog: Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence & Mediation

Our Bellevue divorce and family law blog is updated several times a month to keep our clients and potential clients up-to-date on the lastest developments, news stories, and information related to our practice areas: divorce, child custody, divorce mediation, and domestic violence in the greater Seattle area. These short, informative, and easy-to-understand blog entries strive to keep our readers knowledgeable about Washington State divorce law and their own cases.If you have questions about your family law case, please contact our Seattle family law attorneys. Molly Kenny, Tatyana Gidirimski, and our law firm staff are here to help.


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9/9/2014
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3 Ways to Prevent Your Abusive Spouse From Tracking You Down

Is it possible to keep your new location a secret from an abusive husband? Find out how your computer and cell phone could be used to track you down.

Category: Domestic Violence

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9/5/2014
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Is There a Right Way to Split Expensive Gifts in a Divorce?

How should divorcing couples split expensive gifts? Find out how to divide the presents your spouse gave you and if you have to share them at all.

Category: Divorce and Property

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8/26/2014
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Legal Advice Is Essential to a Divorce Mediation Settlement

Will you need a legal advisor when you go through divorce mediation, or can you and your spouse do it alone? Find out when you should involve an attorney.

Category: Mediation

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8/21/2014
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Parents: Smoking Legal Weed Could Affect Visitation Rights

Can smoking weed legally affect your parent visitation rights? Find out how marijuana laws in Washington State can affect your custody arrangements.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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8/16/2014
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Why Is Proving Paternity Important in Your WA Custody Case?

Wondering why you should bother proving your paternity after a child is born? Find out why establishing true paternity can affect your rights as a parent.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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8/12/2014
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Could I Face Deportation If I Divorce My Abusive Husband?

You can leave your spouse without leaving the country! Find out the truth about immigration risks and deportation when you leave an abusive divorce.

Category: Domestic Violence

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8/9/2014
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How “Divorce Taxes” Affect Your 401k and Retirement Funds

Why should you have to pay taxes on your retirement funds after a Washington state divorce? Find out how IRS regulations affect your future income.

Category: Divorce and Property

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8/5/2014
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Will My Ex Split Our Wine Collection Fairly in The Divorce?

How can you be sure your spouse is splitting your wine collection fairly? Find out how to get the true value of your assets in a Washington divorce.

Category: Mediation

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7/26/2014
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Deciding Who Gets Custody in Divorce Mediation

Unsure of who the kids should live with after the divorce? Find out how to decide your own custody rules during your divorce mediation sessions.

Category: Mediation

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7/21/2014
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Part-Time Workers Have to Pay Full-Time Child Support in WA

You may have to pay full-time child support in WA—even if you are only working part-time. Find out how the court will decide how much you owe, here.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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7/16/2014
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Housing for WA Victims Who Have Left an Abusive Relationship

Need somewhere to go after leaving an abusive situation in WA? Use these resources to find out where victims of domestic violence and their children may stay.

Category: Domestic Violence

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7/12/2014
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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dividing Marriage Property!

Should the person who has custody of your child, also live in your former Seattle home? Find out some of the biggest property mistakes divorcing couples make.

Category: Divorce and Property

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7/9/2014
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Start Small: Keys to Reaching a Good Compromise in a Divorce

Will you and your spouse be able to reach a compromise on all of your property and child care issues in divorce mediation, or will you need to go to court?

Category: Mediation

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7/5/2014
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State Law I-502: Understanding Marijuana Rules in Washington

How does the I-502 marijuana rules in Washington affect your custody case? Find out if your marijuana use is legal—and how to get protect your parenting rights.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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6/26/2014
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How Will a Court Decide How Much Child Support I Should Pay?

If you don’t provide proof of income, you may end up paying more in child support. Find out how a how Washington courts decide the amount of your child support.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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6/21/2014
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What Kind of Domestic Abuse Counseling Will the Court Order?

Is domestic violence treatment a mandatory part of your ex-spouse’s sentence? Learn what he or she will have to do before legally contacting you again.

Category: Domestic Violence

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6/16/2014
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Should I Answer Personal Questions at a Divorce Deposition?

Are you worried that you will have to answer intensely personal questions at your deposition? Learn why these questions are asked, and how to respond.

Category: Divorce and Property

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6/12/2014
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Are You a “Qualifying Patient” for Medical Marijuana in WA?

Will I be considered an unfit parent if I don’t have qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana? Find out which conditions affect legal pot use.

Category: Mediation

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6/9/2014
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Can You Receive an Ex-Spouse’s Tax Refund as Child Support?

Could you be eligible to receive your ex-husband’s federal tax refund for back child support? Find out if you could receive these payments in the future.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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6/5/2014
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What Are the Rules for Protection Orders and Gun Ownership?

You ex may have to surrender his gun after you file for a civil protection order. Find out when and how protection orders apply to gun owners in WA State.

Category: Domestic Violence

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5/26/2014
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Can a Passport Be Revoked As a Result of Child Support Debt?

Will you be unable to travel outside of the country for non-payment of child support? Learn how child support debt can affect passport denial or repossession.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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5/21/2014
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How Victims of Domestic Violence Can Stay Strong in WA Court

Are you terrified of appearing as a witness before your abuser and his family? Here are a few tips to help victims’ of domestic violence stay strong in court.

Category: Domestic Violence

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5/16/2014
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What To Do—and NOT to Do—During a Divorce Deposition in WA

Think a joke will break the ice at your deposition? Read through our divorce deposition tips to make sure you don’t make a mistake that will cost you.

Category: Divorce and Property

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5/12/2014
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Who Will Get Custody of Our Pets When Our Divorce Is Final?

You can’t sell, share or split the dog—so who is he going to live with? Here are a few tips on how to decide who gets custody of your pet in a divorce.

Category: Divorce and Property

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5/9/2014
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How Much Child Support Should Your Ex-Spouse Be Paying You?

Are you worried that your ex’s support payments won’t be enough to buy your children what they need? Read here to find out how much child support you could get.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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