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Consumer Bankruptcy Overview: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Consumer Bankruptcy Overview: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Should I file bankruptcy now or wait?Life can throw many curveballs, some of which we can hit and some which we cannot. If life has thrown you a curveball such as job loss, a medical issue or divorce, it can be extremely difficult to remain current on your financial...

What counts as sexual harassment in the workplace?

What counts as sexual harassment in the workplace?

Blog Outline Short on time? Jump to relevant sections by clicking the links below: I.   What “counts” as sexual harassment? II.  So what is sexual harassment generally? III. Cases & Examples of what has been found to be evidence of sexual harassment A. Gender...

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Divorce

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Divorce

It is no surprise that with the Covid-19 pandemic, more people are filing for divorce and many individuals have been affected financially with job losses or have had their business impacted to some degree. A divorce or family law case can be expensive, however there...

The Use of Trusts in Estate Planning

The Use of Trusts in Estate Planning

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to trusts in Estate Planning is that trusts are only for older or wealthy individuals. That’s simply not true. Trusts in Estate Planning can be for practically everyone, not just the wealthy. Age, wealth, or marital...

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...