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The Customer Is Not Always Right!

The Customer Is Not Always Right!

The customer is not always right, especially if he is sexually harassing an employee. “Have you ever seen the movie Horrible Bosses with Kevin Spacey?” I inquire, when I am asked what type of lawyer I am. I tell them, “I find those mean bosses and sue them and their...

LGBTQ Discrimination In The Workplace

LGBTQ Discrimination In The Workplace

An estimated 11.3 million U.S. adults identify as LGBTQ according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA law school*. In 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in a divided 5-4 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalized same-sex marriage across the United States. Many...

What should you do after getting a traffic ticket in Washington?

What should you do after getting a traffic ticket in Washington?

The short answer to what you should do if you get a traffic ticket is to request a contested hearing. The rest of this blog is a very detailed explanation as to why.   As a preliminary matter, while Navigate attorneys are licensed to handle traffic matters in both...

When long-term relationships end: What are your rights?

When long-term relationships end: What are your rights?

What if your relationship looked like a marriage, walked like a marriage, and quacked like a marriage, but you never actually got married and now you broke up? Do you have rights regarding all the property you both acquired while together? The answer in Washington...

How to Start a Divorce in Washington State?

How to Start a Divorce in Washington State?

Washington State is a no-fault state so you don’t need a reason to get a divorce. The only requirement to get a divorce is that two people are married, and one person no longer wants to be married. If you decide divorce is the option for you, there are a number of...

How to Apply for a Recreational Marijuana License in Oregon?

How to Apply for a Recreational Marijuana License in Oregon?

The cannabis industry is growing explosively worldwide, and the Pacific Northwest continues to be fertile ground for cannabis market leaders. However, the industry is tightly regulated at the national, state, and local level. Knowing how to traverse these regulations...

How to Start a Business in Washington?

How to Start a Business in Washington?

Before starting a business in Washington, make sure you have a firm understanding of your business goals. Not only should you have a concrete grasp of your product or service, which key people you need in the business, and who your target market is, but you should...

Free Legal Help in Clark County, Washington?!

Free Legal Help in Clark County, Washington?!

Knowledge is power. Do you potentially have a legal issue and don't know where to start? Or maybe you have an on-going legal issue and you need some advice? The attorneys at Navigate Law Group are big community supporters and want to make sure that you all know about...

Can debt collectors text me or contact me on social media?

Can debt collectors text me or contact me on social media?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits specific forms of communication by debt collectors. Specifically, debt collectors cannot contact debtors via post card. This is a bit out-dated as the law does not specifically address more common forms of communication...

10 things to know when dealing with debt collectors.

10 things to know when dealing with debt collectors.

An estimated 53% of debt collection efforts have a major error such as they are for the wrong person, the wrong amount or the debt is not even owed! This shows that the debt collection industry is far from perfect and collection agencies often make mistakes. Just...

3 things for protesters to know about their rights.

3 things for protesters to know about their rights.

The First Amendment is strong, but not absolute.The government generally cannot regulate the content of your protest message. However, it can place time, place, and manner restrictions on how you present your message as long as those restrictions are nondiscriminatory...

The Basics: Agreed Stepparent Adoption (Washington state)

The Basics: Agreed Stepparent Adoption (Washington state)

For almost all family law matters in Washington state a person is required to use the state’s mandatory forms to pursue an action - but not for adoptions (there aren't mandatory forms). So where do you start? The best place to start is purchasing the adoption packet...