Can Child Support be Retroactive?
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by Seattle Divorce Services
1M ago
One of the most common questions we receive when parents are divorcing is whether the court will require payment of retroactive or “back” child support. This question often arises in situations where the parents have been separated for a significant period of time prior to beginning divorce or custody proceedings, with one parent being the […] The post Can Child Support be Retroactive? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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How is Child Support Calculated When We Have Equal Parenting?
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by SeattleDivorceServices
1M ago
When parents used to divorce, the typical arrangement used to be that one parent (typically the mother) would be awarded primary custody of the children while the other parent would have visitation rights. The parent with visitation rights would then pay child support to the parent with primary custody.  Today, however, it is widely accepted […] The post How is Child Support Calculated When We Have Equal Parenting? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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What Is A Commissioner or Judge Pro Tem?
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by SeattleDivorceServices
1M ago
You may have heard the terms “Judge Pro Tem” or “Commissioner Pro Tem” in the context of family law cases. Like many legal terms, these words are perhaps made more obscure by the use of latin. However, you do not need to be alarmed – it is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. A […] The post What Is A Commissioner or Judge Pro Tem? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Moving Out-of-State and Custody
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by SeattleDivorceServices
3M ago
When getting divorced and negotiating custody, it’s impossible to foresee everything that the future will bring. You have to make custody arrangements based on your current situation and what’s best for your child. Months or years later, however, you or your ex-spouse may be considering moving out of state. This can have a significant impact […] The post Moving Out-of-State and Custody appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Do I Need a Cohabitation Agreement?
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by paperstreet
1y ago
Moving in together is a big step for every couple, whether married or not. However, for couples who aren’t married, living together can present a number of challenges if the relationship doesn’t work out. No one wants to plan for the end of a relationship especially when things are going well, but as your lives […] The post Do I Need a Cohabitation Agreement? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Breaking Down Custody & Visitation for Grandparents & Other Relatives
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by Michael Fancher
1y ago
Under certain circumstances grandparents and other relatives can seek custody or visitation rights, but should tread carefully before doing so as there is also great potential for making things worse and ending up with even less contact with the children than before. The standards for custody and visitation are different, but in neither case are […] The post Breaking Down Custody & Visitation for Grandparents & Other Relatives appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Unusual Visitation Arrangements Parents Face
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by paperstreet
1y ago
When it comes to establishing a post-divorce parenting plan, there really is no “normal” or standard arrangement for custody and visitation. Parenting plans and visitation agreements should be drafted in the best interests of the child with the goal of reaching an arrangement where the child has a balanced relationship with both parents. That said, […] The post Unusual Visitation Arrangements Parents Face appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Tips for Resolving Family Disputes
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by SeattleDivorceServices
1y ago
Whether a couple is divorced or still together, issues can arise that are difficult to resolve. These can be short or long term issues, and they might be about finances, parenting, or any number of other things. A short term financial issue could be around the purchase of a new car, while a long term […] The post Tips for Resolving Family Disputes appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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Pet Custody in Washington
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by Michael Fancher
1y ago
Pet custody was recently in the local news in a story by Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis: Kona and Mr. Bear. In that Clark County case the divorce court had originally given the wife visitation rights to two dogs that were primarily living with the husband. The Court of Appeals ruled, however, that as dogs […] The post Pet Custody in Washington appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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How To Talk About Your Divorce with Friends and Family
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by SeattleDivorceServices
1y ago
It can be very hard to figure out how to talk about your divorce with the important people in your life. Breaking the news or ongoing conversations can have a very real effect on your relationships, depending on your approach. Some people may have an urge to shout it from the rooftops, while others find […] The post How To Talk About Your Divorce with Friends and Family appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services ..read more
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