Co-Parenting After Divorce: Tips for Establishing Effective Communication and Boundaries

Divorce is a challenging experience that can have a profound impact on everyone involved, especially children. One of the biggest challenges for divorced parents is navigating the co-parenting relationship effectively. Co-parenting requires open communication, mutual respect, and clear boundaries to ensure the well-being of the children and promote a healthy co-parenting dynamic. In this blog post, we will discuss Read More

Navigating the Global Landscape: Recent Trends in International Family Law

In our interconnected world, families often span borders, making international family law an increasingly vital field. From cross-border divorces to child custody disputes, navigating the complexities of legal systems across different countries presents unique challenges. Recent years have witnessed significant shifts and trends in international family law, shaped by evolving societal norms, legal frameworks, and Read More

Understanding The Hague Abduction Convention

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty between 98 countries ensuring that children that are internationally abducted by a parent are returned to their country as soon as possible. Children may be abducted during a divorce case or a case involving the modification of a Parenting Plan or Custody Order. One parent may hope to get away from the other parent or to change the Read More

UCCJEA May Decide Your Child’s Future

If you’re a parent experiencing divorce or other partner separation, a judge is likely to settle many of the questions over custody of the children. But which judge? If you and the other parent live in different states, which state’s laws apply? What if one parent has moved the children to another state, perhaps where the children may seem out of reach or where the laws might seem to be more favorable? A uniform Read More

Divorce Need Not Be The End Of A Happy Family

Deciding to end a marriage when children are involved can be one of the most painful decisions two people will ever make. Though the couple may no longer be married, they are still parents to their children, and maintaining a healthy relationship with the children is paramount for the children’s wellbeing. Many families in Washington and around the country are facing this situation following divorce, and there is Read More

Could an Equally Shared Residential Schedule Make You A Better Dad?

If a judge does not order that you be the primary parent, it does not mean you have to take a back seat as a parent. With careful attention and commitment, a shared Parenting Plan can help you become a better father. It can feel that after a divorce, anything less than equal residential time with your children is a defeat. Instead, it could be an opportunity to focus on your relationship with your children and take Read More

Custody And Support Modifications May Ease Burdens For Some

Debtors prisons were officially abolished in the mid 1800s in this country as governments came to the conclusion that jailing people for their inability to payoff civil debts was counterproductive. Though the use of jail time and other consequences are still used by many states for parents who owe back support, including here in Washington, these deterrents often create circumstances that cause non-custodial parents Read More

Divorce In Middle Age Can Be Financially Crippling

In one way, Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie are a very typical middle-aged American couple. They joined the ever-growing number of Americans who are divorcing after age 50. One way that they are definitely not typical is that they have considerable wealth, and the divorce has left them pretty much financially intact. The divorce rate of Americans over 50 has surged in Washington and other states in recent years Read More

Divorce And Financial Contention Can Hurt Family Relationships

The decision to divorce is almost always a difficult one, and the resulting process can be a very complicated one in the state of Washington. Finances and achieving a fair settlement are certainly major considerations as are the continued well-being of all the parties concerned. Divorce can have a significant impact on the lives of children and preserving their relationship with their parents is paramount. Arriving Read More

Parenting Plans May Be Best Defined By Parents

Divorce is difficult and that difficulty is magnified when children are involved. Parenting plans in Washington can be hard for parents to come to agreement on but focusing on what’s in the best interest of the children can help keep the focus on the children’s needs. One area of contention might be agreeing on what exactly comprises the child’s best interests. Parents are typically in agreement that they want what’s Read More