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Blue house in a neighborhood

Purchasing a home is a big decision, so it is important to avoid the pitfalls purchasers can encounter. You must make sure that you won’t have any regrets, and that you set yourself up for success in the event of a legal complication down the line.

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When a couple with children divorce, the common thought is that a court will dictate both who gets custody and who gets parenting time. However, a recent study from the Washington State Center for Court Research shows that in 86.7 percent of the cases, the parents decide the issues on their own and present a plan to the court for ...

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Mother speaking to her son

Parents are legally responsible for providing financial support for their children, no matter their relationship with the other parent. Most parents understand the need for child support, but unfortunately, many still fight it.

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Private Property Sign on a gate

An easement involves the right to use another party’s land for a specific purpose, in most cases to cross over it to access a public road.

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Unhappy couple speaking to an attorney

If you are considering divorce or are already in the middle of the process, you have likely had friends and family offer opinions and advice. Unless they are a family law attorney, it is wise to take their advice with a grain of salt. There are many misconceptions about divorce.

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The state of Washington ranks among the 10 states with the highest divorce rates. If you have been served with divorce papers, even if you expected them, you probably have a lot of questions about what comes next.

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Wife and husband signing divorce documents, woman returning wedding ring

According to a recent report by the Washington State Department of Health, annually there are about 25,000 divorces and annulments statewide. Going through a divorce can be an emotional experience.

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Estate planning is important for all persons in the United States. With a proper will or trust in place, assets can be passed on to heirs and beneficiaries seamlessly. Wills generally end up in what is known as probate court, as do the estates of those who die without a will (otherwise known in legal terms as those who die ...

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Neighborhood birds eye view

About half of all new residential communities and condominium developments have Homeowners Associations (HOAs) set up by the developers. Generally, this is to ensure that a governing board of residents will work to maintain the integrity of the commons areas and make sure owners follow the rules set forth to protect property valuation.

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White house under maple trees

According to The Washington Post, more than one-third of all real estate transactions require "extraordinary work" to resolve a title issue. A title dispute typically arises when there is a disagreement over the specific owner of a piece of property or the area of land covered by the specified property.

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