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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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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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5/5/2014
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5 Ways You Could Suffer Domestic Violence Without Knowing it

He may not have hit you... yet. Learn how understanding the many types of domestic violence can help you see through the excuses and stop the cycle of abuse.

Category: Domestic Violence

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4/29/2014
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Using Cell Phones to Record Evidence of Domestic Violence

Don’t trust your friends and family to help you escape from an abusive spouse? Five minutes and a cellphone can help you record evidence of abuse.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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4/16/2014
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Conscious Uncoupling and Your Divorce Mediation

Celebrities have made the term “conscious uncoupling” common, but is the practice right for your situation?

Category: Mediation

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4/14/2014
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Three Divorce Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make

If you are getting ready to divorce in Sammamish then it is important to avoid three divorce mistakes that could affect your future. Learn more here.

Category: Divorce and Property

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4/12/2014
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Seven Consequences of Domestic Abuse You Need to Know Now

Learn about some domestic abuse consequences you might not have thought of and why it is important to get help now if you’ve been hurt.

Category: Domestic Violence

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4/10/2014
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Seattle Domestic Abuse Victims Are Not All Women

Many, but not all, Seattle domestic abuse victims are female. Find out why domestic abuse is also a risk for men and what to do if you’ve been hurt.

Category: Domestic Violence

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4/5/2014
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When a Seattle Spouse Cheats—but Not in the Way You Think

Has your Seattle spouse cheated on you without having a physical or emotional affair? Find out what to do when the deception is about a financial matter.

Category: Divorce and Property

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3/28/2014
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Answers to Common Questions About College Financial Aid After Divorce

Are your parents divorced? Is your child going to college? Find out what you need to know about college financial aid after a divorce in Washington State.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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3/22/2014
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3 Things That Won’t Prevent Your Successful Seattle Divorce Mediation

Don’t listen to everything you hear. There are three things that are very common for divorcees that will not prevent a successful Seattle divorce mediation.

Category: Mediation

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