Top Reasons to Work at Compass Legal Services PS

By |2023-03-14T02:00:09+00:00March 14th, 2023|Hiring Info|

You value you, and so do we. We built a business that values people first. We have work-life balance, a competitive compensation structure, great benefits, and a team of people that love working together.  We believe the work you can do with us is important and can help a lot of people. We know [...]

Living and Working in Kitsap County

By |2023-03-14T02:12:53+00:00March 14th, 2023|Hiring Info|

Compass Legal Services, P.S. is located in Silverdale, Washington, the heart of Kitsap County which spans the majority of the Kitsap Peninsula.  Kitsap County is the seventh largest county in Washington State and one of the best not-so-well-kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest.  We are a nexus of people from all over the country [...]

Interacting with Law Enforcement: Remain Silent

By |2020-03-31T19:29:45+00:00March 31st, 2020|Criminal Law|

Having a face to face moment with a Police Officer can be one of the most stressful moments in your life, but it does not have to be detrimental to your welfare and liberty.  Understand your rights and responsibilities when speaking to a law enforcement officer. Remain Silent when being charged with a crime [...]

Military Divorce: Medical Benefits for Former Military Spouses

By |2019-08-18T19:16:15+00:00August 18th, 2019|Military Divorce|

Do military spouses keep their TRICARE medical benefits when they get divorced from a military service member? In most divorce cases the spouse of the military member will lose his or her TRICARE medical benefits on the day following the entry of a final decree of divorce, dissolution or annulment. The 20/20/20 RULE  If [...]

Military Family Care Plan

By |2020-03-30T19:20:30+00:00August 18th, 2019|Military Family Law|

What is a Military Family Care Plan? A Military Family Care Plan is a method to make sure military dependents are taken care of when service members are deployed. It is required by the military command in the following situations: A single parent with custody of minor children; A single service member who [...]

Divorce: the Cost of War

By |2019-08-18T17:49:48+00:00August 18th, 2019|Divorce, Military Divorce|

Dollars and Sense: Negotiating the Cost of Divorce In the United States, the average cost of divorce for each party is $19,600 if the case goes to trial and $14,500 of the case is settled before. According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income in the US in 2016 was about $55,800 [...]

Parenting Plan with Specific Schedules

By |2019-08-18T19:16:57+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Family Law, Uncategorized|

Do I really need a Parenting Plan with specific schedules? The short answer is "Yes, presuming you have children and do not live with their other parent." What is a Parenting Plan? A Parenting Plan, in Washington State, not only sets out the general schedule for the children, it also sets a precedence for [...]

Cohabitation Agreement:  Save your @$$ets and your Relationships!

By |2019-07-31T23:19:39+00:00July 31st, 2019|Family Law, Property Agreement|

How can a Cohabitation Agreement protect your assets and relationships when living with other people? So you aren’t getting married (maybe you aren’t even a couple, but you are planning to live together.) You still have expectations. Everyone has them and every relationship is shaped by them. When they are clearly defined and realistic, [...]

How to Say I Love You with a Prenuptial Agreement

By |2019-07-31T23:09:37+00:00July 31st, 2019|Family Law, Property Agreement|

“There is no exchange rate between the dollar and the heart.” The How to say I LOVE YOU: A Prenup Quiz You are in love. Is your partner’s happiness and security important to you? Do you want to protect your partner? If you knew you could avoid unnecessary stress and arguments by planning ahead [...]

What are Parentage or Paternity Actions?

By |2021-08-10T22:07:44+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Family Law|

What are Parentage or Paternity Actions? Parentage, or Paternity, actions deal with the resolution of conflict regarding  parental rights and responsibilities concerning one or more children. Presumption of Paternity or Parentage Under Washington State law, a man may be considered the “presumed” father of a child if he was living with or married [...]

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