Tacoma Family Law Blog

How to deal with debt when you get divorced

One of the many complicated issues arising during a divorce is how to deal with the debt that accrues during the course of the marriage. Paying off joint accounts or loans isn’t always as easy as splitting the debt down the middle, or “fairly and equitably” between...

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Options for dividing a family business during divorce

Receiving a fair and equitable share of marital assets is one of the most vital considerations when going through a divorce. It can be a complicated process for high-asset couples, and it can get even trickier when a family-run business is part of the equation....

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What is a Voluntary Placement Agreement?

There are instances when biological or adoptive parents are unable to provide the best care possible for their child. Many times, the best answer is for the child to be placed with foster parents or in a group home setting for a specific length of time. These...

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3 beneficial reasons to keep your cool during divorce

Even the best person can fall prey to resentment and anger during a divorce. Many partners who loved and supported each other for years suddenly find they have nothing good to say about the other, and often, that negative vibe can become public. What’s the harm in...

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What is a shelter care hearing?

When a child is believed to be in danger or has already been severely neglected or abused, they may be removed from a home and transferred to the custody of the Washington State Child Protective Services (CPS). State law defines abuse and neglect as injury, sexual...

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Find the answers you need with the right protections

Domestic abuse is a serious matter, and the state understands your need for safety. While your divorce may be the grand plan for leaving violence behind, it’s essential to know what protections you can get along the way. Over 10 million Americans are the victims of...

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