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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...

The Facebook comment people still ask about...

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Steen January 13, 2020 The Facebook comment people still ask about... Elizabeth Steen January 13, 2020 It is so hard to go through a divorce. And women who are struggling often post in mom's groups asking for advice. This is a comment that was posted in a Facebook group last May (with...

Carolyn Hax On Divorce

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Steen January 13, 2020 Carolyn Hax On Divorce Elizabeth Steen January 13, 2020 The Washington Post advice column, “Tell Me About It…” is really, really helpful for people who have been divorced. A lot of people might not know that writer Carolyn Hax went through a public, messy divorc...

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