When the final order is signed, will you look back and see how your divorce happened to you? Or will you look back and see how you chose the direction and tone of your divorce? If you have children, will you look back and see a parent who – despite the pain – pushed the [...]
Cat Zavis, an attorney located in Bellingham, Washington, has posted a thought-provoking post on her blog about successful co-parenting. Despite the fear and anger surrounding a divorce, Zavis challenges parents to do what is best for your children, yourself and your spouse. Her link can be found here: http://www.parentingwithyourex.com/the-choice-is-yours-what-drives-your-divorce-your-emotions-or-your-integrity/. The choice truly is yours.
Summer . . . Although the weather has arrived, this year your days may be filled with anxiety about how your divorce has and will affect your kids. Your new “normal” is certainly not easy and your support group is offering well-meaning advice, but their experiences are not yours.
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In the typical “anatomy of a divorce,” the divorce is started with a Petition for Dissolution and then the attorney schedules a hearing to have a judge or a commissioner decide what financial and parenting arrangements should be in place until the divorce is finalized. Very often individuals’ written statements for the court are fueled [...]Continue Reading →
Do you worry about hiring an attorney to represent you to in your traditional or non-traditional family law issues? Does the thought of going to court concern you about the impact on your family? There are options other than litigation (or courtroom appearances) to resolve the needs specific to your family.
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A couple of years ago the Snohomish County Superior Court started requiring that family law cases go through mediation before one of the parties could get a trial date. The rule was amended and now requires mediation before someone can tell the Court Administrator that they are ready to go to trial, which is approximately [...]Continue Reading →
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