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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, Kate Schmidt, and our law firm staff are here to help.

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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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3/19/2014
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Divorced Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle—Could Change Come?

Divorced Catholics, or those in the process of divorcing: Do not miss this post with the latest news about the Church’s leanings.

Category: Divorce and Property

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3/16/2014
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What Seattle Parents With Joint Legal Custody Should Know

Are you a Seattle parent with joint legal custody of your children, who is worried about future problems? Find out what you can do here.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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3/12/2014
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5 Issues Not to Handle on Your Own During a Washington State Divorce

There are some issues that you shouldn’t try to handle on your own during a divorce in Washington State. Find out what they are and how to learn more.

Category: Divorce and Property

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3/10/2014
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3 Questions to Ask a Lawyer Now If You’re Seeking a Seattle Divorce

Getting reading for your first meeting with a lawyer about your Seattle divorce? Don’t forget to ask these questions during your meeting.

Category: Divorce and Property

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3/5/2014
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What to Do the Morning of Your Seattle Divorce Mediation

Learn five tips for making the morning of a Seattle divorce mediation day a little easier as you prepare for what is ahead.

Category: Mediation

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2/22/2014
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How to Protect a Child With Special Needs During a Clyde Hill Divorce

Learn three things that you can do to help make things easier for your child with special needs during your Clyde Hill divorce.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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2/16/2014
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What to Consider If You Get Divorced Later in Life

There are pros and cons for Washington couples who want to get divorced later in life. Find out what to consider and how to get the help you need.

Category: Divorce and Property

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2/12/2014
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How to Protect Yourself When a Seattle Divorce Mediation Turns Ugly

Sometimes a Seattle divorce mediation can become contentious or ugly. Find out more about what you can do to protect your rights if this happens to you.

Category: Mediation

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2/10/2014
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3 Reasons You Need a Lawyer for a Snohomish County Divorce Mediation

Do you need an attorney for a Snohomish County divorce mediation? Find out why the answer may be yes, and how a lawyer can help you achieve your goals.

Category: Mediation

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2/5/2014
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A Washington Divorce Doesn’t Have to Permanently Hurt Your Teenager

You are the reason that your Washington divorce will not permanently hurt your teenager. Find out what you can do to help your child now and in the future.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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1/23/2014
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Preventing Domestic Violence Caused by “Cabin Fever”

How can families prevent domestic violence and abuse during cold winter months, snowstorms, and other adverse weather events? Find out now.

Category: Domestic Violence

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1/16/2014
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One Key to Compromise: Realize You Can’t Have it All

Being able to compromise successfully is absolutely necessary during divorce mediation. This blog post can help you realize what you truly need and deserve.

Category: Mediation

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1/12/2014
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Veterans’ Benefits & Child Support Payments

Learn about how your veterans’ disability benefits could have an affect on your monthly child support payments in Washington State.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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1/10/2014
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Calculating Income for Child Support Payments: Gifts

A Washington child support attorney explains whether large gifts or inheritances can affect the child support your children receive after your divorce.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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1/5/2014
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Four Common Prenuptial Agreement Mistakes

Do you want your prenuptial agreement to hold up in a Washington State court in the event of a divorce? Avoid these four common mistakes.

Category: Divorce and Property

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12/23/2013
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Divorce Mediation Communication: Active Listening

A Seattle divorce mediation attorney discusses how active listening can help you and your spouse successfully navigate the divorce mediation process.

Category: Mediation

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12/16/2013
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Four Examples of Possible De Facto Parents in Washington State

A Seattle child custody lawyer explores four possible caregivers who may be able to argue that they are a de facto parent and that they deserve custody rights.

Category: Child Custody and Support

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12/12/2013
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Planning for Retirement After Divorce: Four Common Mistakes

When in the process of getting a divorce, don’t make these four common mistakes when it comes to splitting the retirement accounts and saving for retirement.

Category: Divorce and Property

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