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Defending Against Charges of Domestic Violence

29-Jun-2020 | Criminal Defense
You knew your relationship was not going well, but you never expected your partner would accuse you of domestic violence. Many relations have been strained recently, with the pressure of spending so much time indoors with the same people. Health worries, and financial worries, with many losing jobs, has increased that pressure for many. Domestic violence is a collective term…

Divorcing in Washington? Get to Know the Basics

18-Jun-2020 | Divorce
A divorce can be a troublesome time in your life that causes you great discomfort. Your marriage is ending, and that can come with significant financial and emotional loss. Your divorce may be complex, which is why it’s smart to look into your legal options early in your case. Though it may be emotional, having a family law attorney on…

What is Third-Party Custody in Washington?

Some minor children find themselves in situations where their biological parents cannot or will not perform all of the necessary duties associated with raising a child. For children whose biological parents have lost custody, died, or wound up incarcerated, the possibility of placement in a group home or foster home is very real. If you love children who are going…

Is Being Drunk a Defense to Theft Charges?

28-May-2020 | Criminal Defense
If you’ve been accused of theft, you’re probably looking into your defense options. It may be simple if you maintain that you didn’t do it or you have an alibi. But it can get a bit more complicated than that. For instance, what if you were intoxicated at the time? You went to a bar, you had a bit too…

You Can’t Always Trust an Eyewitness

15-May-2020 | Criminal Defense
The eyewitness is often treated as if they are an authority on a criminal event. If they show up in court and testify that they saw the defendant commit the crime, the jury may just assume that the eyewitness — who is unconnected to the event and has no reason to lie — is correct. However, studies show that’s a…

Will a DUI Affect Your Divorce?

07-May-2020 | Divorce
You have been involved in a nasty divorce, so you decided to go out and have a night on the town with some friends. You ended up drinking a little too much, and it wasn’t long before an officer pulled you over. You now face a DUI, and you’re upset with yourself. You know that this could have an impact…

How a Fight Involving Two People Leads to One Charge

Domestic violence situations are often difficult for law enforcement officers to assess. Unlike other crimes, which may include someone intentionally committing a crime and a victim, domestic violence situations can involve two people who commit crimes against one another. When officers respond to a call made by one of those individuals or by a neighbor concerned because of the noise…

Paid for Your Spouse’s Education? You Might Get That Money Back

21-Apr-2020 | Divorce
When you got married, it was under the impression that you’d be with your spouse for the rest of your life. You put a lot of effort into your marriage. You shared in the expenses that were accrued and even helped your spouse as they went through school. You were as supportive as you could be, which is why it…

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