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Title Disputes: When One Party Doesn’t Want to Sell

There are many times in life when you’ll find yourself a co-owner of a piece of property with someone else, such as a family member, spouse, or business partner. Even in the best circumstances, there may be a time when one of the co-owners wants to sell their interest.
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Finding Hidden Income and Assets

It is not uncommon for some individuals who go through divorce to hide their income and assets from their spouses. Some people are willing to go to great lengths to leave their spouse with as little as possible.
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Divorcing Later in Life

According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, divorce rates were highest (about 43%) for adults of both sexes from ages 55 to 64. Just like younger couples, older couples also divorce later in life.
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Issues in Same-Sex Divorces

In November of 2012, Washington became one of the first three states, along with Maryland and Maine, to legalize same-sex marriage through voter approval. One month later, hundreds of couples began obtaining marriage licenses, ready to enjoy the same right to marry as heterosexual couples.
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Understanding the Role of Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

No one really wants to think about divorce when they are preparing to get married. Still, more than 20,000 couples divorce every year in the state of Washington. Divorce rates being what they are, some couples may be wise to plan ahead should they choose to dissolve their marriage down the road.
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12 Things Your Real Estate Attorney Wished you Knew

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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Enforcement & Modification of Parenting Plans | Curiale Hostnik PLLC

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 approval.
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How is Child Support Determined in Washington?

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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Enforcing Easement Maintenance

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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Common Misconceptions About Divorce

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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