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Family Law Is Not What People Expect

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | May 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most people think they know what's going to happen in a courtroom. They will have a chance to tell their story to a judge who will decide. A lawyer will fight for them. And some fair result will come from the process.  That's how criminal law generally works. It's the process we've all seen play...

A Joint Account Gives You More Options For Child Support, And You Can Modify Child Support In The Future If Your Income Changes

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | May 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

It's important to avoid fighting about child support as much as you can. Children who watch their parents fight about paying for children's expenses can grow up to be adults who won't voice their needs because they see those needs as a source of conflict.  This is tough when both households are ...

Divorcing an Addict

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Mar 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Addiction creates extra challenges during a divorce process. It's important to lower the anxiety, avoid ultimatums, and help the addict take on as much responsibility as they can. This can all be managed with compassion, and the process can help everyone in the family.

Domestic Violence and Family Law...

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Dec 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have worked with families affected by domestic violence for about 20 years. Every situation is different, but generally, if your divorce is affected by domestic violence, the following things will likely apply: 1) Listen to your gut. Do not allow anyone to guilt you with something like, "If yo...

Uncontested divorce and domestic violence...,

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

A DVPO can increase fees in a divorce up to and beyond six figures, without having much effect, if any, on child support or a visitation schedule for your children. Some parents find a private, out of court process suits their needs better, depending on the circumstances.

Spousal support general rules in Washington

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Sep 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington law does not favor spousal support, but judges and lawyers all know that sometimes a spouse will be awarded maintenance or spousal support on top of child support, or even in a case where the spouses don't have any children. Here are some guidelines as to how that might work:  First, ...

What Should I Expect in an Uncontested Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Mar 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Steen March 6, 2020 What Should I Expect in an Uncontested Divorce? Elizabeth Steen March 6, 2020 We've all heard the story before. Families going through a complicated, time-consuming, and acrimonious divorce that costs thousands of dollars only for the result to be less than satisfa...

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