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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 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...

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...

6 Considerations When Choosing an Attorney

6 Considerations When Choosing an Attorney

You think you have a legal issue, and you want to find an attorney to consult with or possibly hire. You follow up on some suggestions from friends, consult with attorneys you may know personally, or find a couple attorneys from the ethers of the internet. You go to...

Dividing Retirement Assets: Standard of Care

Dividing Retirement Assets: Standard of Care

When looking to divide retirement assets make sure you keep some key things in mind (this is written for the laws of the State of Washington, laws may vary by state): Is the asset a Defined Contribution Plan or a Defined Benefit Pension Plan? The correct...

Going to divorce court? Things you need to know.

Going to divorce court? Things you need to know.

It’s not just a show: Tips and tricks for real life. Review the local court rules (go to the county’s website where your matter is filed, it is usually found there). Take the rules very seriously. Make sure to follow all of them. Show up on time (rather, go ahead and...

Drastically Reduce Your Medical Debt!

Drastically Reduce Your Medical Debt!

If you have medical debt that was incurred in Washington it's likely a huge stressor in your life. You may have even already received a Complaint and Summons from a collection agency demanding the full amount plus interest. The medical debt collection industry is...

Tips for Drafting International Wills

Tips for Drafting International Wills

This post was originally made November 21, 2016. There is a lot of complexity and international implications swimming around in the world of estate plans dealing with property in foreign countries. Here are some considerations to look at if you are drafting these...

DUI DOL Basics

DUI DOL Basics

Given the holiday season, I thought a sobering blog post may be appropriate. In Washington one may be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or another drug (DUI) if they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher of alcohol, 5.00 or...