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Can I Clear My Criminal Record? 

Can I Clear My Criminal Record? 

What is Expungement? To expunge a criminal record is to erase or seal the contents of a criminal record after a showing of compliance with the law over a substantial period of time. An individual can ask (“move”) the court to sign an order setting aside an arrest or...

Adoption through Foster Care

Adoption through Foster Care

One of the avenues people have to adopt a child is through a state’s foster care system. Thousands of children are placed in the foster care system each year due to their parents’ inability to parent or care for the child, or not having a parent to do so. Sometimes...

How To Relocate With Children As A Single Parent

How To Relocate With Children As A Single Parent

Relocating With Children – With or Without a Court Order The laws in Washington State can be complicated when it comes to relocating with children, and it is important you do not relocate without considering the various laws and procedures at play. Please consult an...

Is My Self-Prepared Will Valid in Washington?

Is My Self-Prepared Will Valid in Washington?

It is a fairly common occurrence to hear that an individual has attempted to write their own will. One common scenario is that someone will be traveling soon and wants to write down their wishes “just in case something happens”. They download a will form from the...

Is my non-compete enforceable in Oregon State?

Is my non-compete enforceable in Oregon State?

On May 21, 2021, the Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 169 which substantially limits covenants not-to-compete (“non-competes”) in Oregon starting Januaury 1, 2022. 1 Although it is not clear how the courts will treat the law and interpret its...

Selling and Leasing Beats

Selling and Leasing Beats

Congratulations, you've been sampling, EQing, and mixing in your favorite digital audio workstation and now an up-and-coming artist is interested in collaborating or using your work on their latest album! But what is the best way for you to let them use your beat...

What Is Child Support and How to Modify It?

What Is Child Support and How to Modify It?

If you have a child with someone else, whether or not you are married, it is possible that you are eligible to receive, or required to pay, child support. If you do have a child with someone else,  then the parent who has the child the majority of the time, or even a...

Is my non-compete enforceable in Washington State?

Is my non-compete enforceable in Washington State?

In 2019, the Washington legislature passed a bill that substantially limits on covenants not to compete (“non-competes”). Although it is not clear how the courts will treat the law and interpret its meaning, it significantly changed how parties will litigate and write...

What’s the legal status of delta-8-THC?

What’s the legal status of delta-8-THC?

What is delta-8-THC? How is it different from delta-9-THC? Delta-9-THC is by far the most well-known cannabinoid, but its psychoactive relative, delta-8-THC has been gaining popularity in recent years. Delta-8-THC is chemically distinguishable from delta-9-THC by only...

What to Do When a Loved One Passes Away in Washington

What to Do When a Loved One Passes Away in Washington

The death of a loved one is one of the most painful and universal human experiences. While we all know that each of us will pass away, this knowledge does little to lessen the feelings of grief. Further complicating matters, those of us that remain must continue on...