The lessons learned from this story: Listen to your lawyer about the value of your case; just because you married the owner, it does not become community property and don’t remodel a house that isn't yours. Dave loved to remodel houses. He loved...read more
Here are some really quick videos focusing on Divorce & Money. There are a lot of questions surrounding finances during a divorce. Who gets what? How can I get the "upper hand?" Truth is there is no "upper hand" an attorney can offer. The best course of...read more
APRIL 29, 2010 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager (SM) in Seattle Magazine Thanks to you, I was named a 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager (SM) in Seattle Magazine for “Best in Overall Satisfaction”. Only 7 percent of the 11,000 wealth managers in the Seattle area was thus...read more
Recently I asked a neighborhood Facebook group for input on divorce topics to discuss. Some responses were very personal and I won’t discuss them here, but there was a pattern to the general questions, here they are with my answers included.read more
As we meet with clients, these are some of the most common questions we answer. Keep in mind, this is for Washington State residents only.read more
At one time divorce files could be “sealed” so that no one other than the parties or their attorney could look at them. That is no longer the case. Divorce files are now public record and available to anyone, with or without a legitimate purpose, but there is something you can do to keep them private.read more
Divorce property settlement agreements are typically based upon the concept that real estate values only go up and there is always equity in the family home. In reality, you never know how real estate values are going to be. There may be times when there are questions concerning what to do about houses that are valued at less than the mortgage, rental property, and houses that have dropped so far in value the owners want to maintain the property long enough to recover some of their losses. You never know what the market is going to be like…These are some questions I frequently hear:read more
My practice has evolved over time to representing parties who have decided they no longer want to be married but want to maintain a relationship with their ex-spouse. They have watched their friends go through bitter divorces and want to avoid the hostility generated by a “divorce war.”read more
A warm, sunny beach and a man proposes marriage to a woman. He tells her that since they have been living together for four years they will be married anyway in three years because it will be a common law marriage so they might as well do it now. She said yes.
This story was told to me by a friend. It is romantic and funny. It is also based on a myth.