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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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10/22/2014
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Steps to Cure Disney Dad Syndrome | Molly B. Kenny

Disney Dad syndrome can be harmful to your children and your relationship together. Try these steps to change your status and be a bigger part of the family.

Category: Divorce

10/21/2014
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Child Support and Remarriage | Molly B. Kenny

Learn about child support and remarriage. Generally, support orders won't change upon remarriage. Payment changes require a petition of modification.

Category: Child Support

10/10/2014
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Learn about the Disney Dad Syndrome | Molly B. Kenny

Disney dad syndrome is when one parent leaves discipline to the other and only participates in the fun part of parenting like gift-giving or fun activities.

Category: Child Custody

10/9/2014
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Can you refuse a deposition? | Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny

A deposition is a request to provide out-of-court testimony. Under Washington law, you may be able to refuse a deposition, but only in certain circumstances.

Category: Divorce

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10/8/2014
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Termination of Parental Rights | Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny

Termination of parental rights may be necessary if a parent is not caring for his or her child, and if it is in the best interests.

Category: Child Custody

10/8/2014
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529 Plans and Divorce | Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny

A 529 plan is one way to save for your child’s college expenses. Learn about 529 plans and divorce, and take action to protect your 529 plan now.

Category: Divorce

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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