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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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2/26/2015
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Moving in with Parents after Divorce in Bellevue

Moving in with your parents after divorce can be difficult. Talking to your parents, taking time for yourself, and planning for the future can ease the transition.

Category: Divorce

2/25/2015
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Washington State Community Property Law

Under Washington state community property law, possessions are separated equally. Hire a divorce lawyer if concerned about your things (425) 460-0550.

Category: Asset Division

2/24/2015
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Spousal Support Social Security

If receiving spousal support, Social Security might change payments. Alimony and Social Security benefits are resolved using divorce lawyers (425) 460-0550.

Category: Alimony

2/23/2015
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Child Support and Unemployment

Paying child support and unemployment aren’t mutually exclusive. You still have to pay child support if unemployed so call (425) 460-0550 to get a modification.

Category: Child Support

2/23/2015
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Issues of Child Support for Unmarried Parents

Unmarried parents are still financially responsible for the child’s basic needs. Learn how Washington addresses issues of child support for unmarried parents.

Category: Child Support

2/20/2015
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Child Wants to Live with Non-Custodial Parent

When a child wants to live with non-custodial parent courts may consider the child wishes in custody. Call (425) 460-0550 when a child wants to change custody.

Category: Child Custody

2/13/2015
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Divorce Without a Lawyer

Can I file for divorce without a lawyer? Yes. However, having a lawyer can help in situations where your financial or parenting rights may be compromised.

Category: Divorce

2/11/2015
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Family lawyer-Molly Kenny

The decision to divorce is never taken lightly. Read on to learn how you can tell whether your decision is the right one.

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2/10/2015
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Co-Parenting After Divorce

Co-parenting after divorce may not be easy but if you focus on your child’s needs and keep an open line of communication with your ex, it is possible.

Category: Child Custody

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2/9/2015
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Custodial Parent Moving Out of State with A Child

If you are a custodial parent moving out of state with child, you’ll want to brush up on Washington’s rules on moving out of state with joint custody (425) 460-0550.

Category: Child Custody

2/6/2015
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Parental Kidnapping & Custodial Interference

Parental kidnapping and custodial interference carry significant consequences. For family law help with these cases, call Molly B. Kenny at 425-460-0550.

Category: Child Custody

2/5/2015
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Child Custody Without Court Order

If you have child custody without court order, you should think about getting a child custody written agreement using Molly B. Kenny (425) 460-0550.

Category: Child Custody

2/3/2015
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An Overview of Dating While Separated

If you’re legally separated in Washington State, the decision to date is a personal one. However, dating while separated may be adulterous. Learn more.

Category: Divorce

1/28/2015
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Rules if Divorced with Children and Dating

If you’re divorced with children and dating again, be honest with your kids, encourage open communication, and set healthy boundaries. Learn more.

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1/27/2015
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Effects of Adultery on Children

The effects of adultery on children might lead to anxiety, depression, and more, according to experts. Learn more about how adultery might affect the kids.

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1/26/2015
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Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Initial Meeting

If you’re meeting with a divorce attorney in Washington State, here are some must-ask questions that you should learn the answers to on your first meeting.

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1/23/2015
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Getting a Divorce without a Prenup

Getting a divorce without a prenup means you won’t be able to rely on a previously-drafted contract to guide property division and other aspects of your divorce.

Category: Divorce

1/22/2015
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Annulment vs. Divorce

Divorce and annulment are two distinct ways of ending a marriage. An annulment is far less common. Learn the key differences between the two.

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1/21/2015
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The Difference between Legal Separation and Divorce

Learn the difference between legal separation and divorce. Both offer benefits for couples wishing to terminate their marriage or to put it on hold.

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1/5/2015
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Divorce Rate in America Dropping

Divorce statistics are under scrutiny. Researchers found that the divorce rate in America is actually declining. Old myths continue to propagate, though.

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12/30/2014
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Marijuana Use and Child Custody

Proven marijuana use by one or both of the parents in a divorce could affect child custody determinations. Learn about marijuana use and child custody.

Category: Child Custody

12/26/2014
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The Effects of Divorce on Children

Divorce can have unintended but serious consequences on some children. Learn about the effects of divorce on children and what parents can do to help.

Category: Divorce

12/22/2014
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How to Deal with Depression after Divorce | Molly B. Kenny

Going through a divorce can lead to depression for some. If you’re struggling with depression, here are some tips for how to deal with depression after divorce.

Category: Divorce

12/19/2014
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Alimony vs. Child Support in Washington | Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny

If you’re going through a divorce, know that alimony and child support are very different. Learn the differences between alimony vs. child support.

Category: Child Support

12/12/2014
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Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Who Witness It | Molly Kenny

The effects of domestic violence on children who witness it may be mental and emotional. If you’re a victim, call Molly B. Kenny for legal help.

Category: Domestic Violence