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 |2019-08-18T19:16:15+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 |2019-08-18T19:16:57+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 to [...]