On March 28, 2017, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, threw certain family law litigants a curve ball when it issued its ruling in In re Marriage of Ruff & Worthley, No. 48462-5-II. In Worthley, the court addressed the question of whether the Child Relocation Act (“CRA”) applies to joint parenting plans where the parents share equal residential time and joint decision-making authority. The court…Read the full article
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A Special Notice, dated May 24, 2017, from the Washington State Department of Revenue has provided further clarification regarding Business & Occupation (“B&O”) tax and corporate director fees earned within and without the state of Washington. The Notice makes it clear that all compensation received for services rendered as a corporate director may be subject to Washington B&O tax, if the director has…Read the full article
Seattle elementary school teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau, infamous for her relationship with her 12-year-old sixth grade student back in 1996, recently made national headlines again. After serving multiple jail terms, Letourneau and her student, Vili Fualaau ultimately married in 2005. TMZ recently reported that Letourneau and Fualaau are legally separating. This begs the question, what exactly is a “legal separation” and how does it differ from a…Read the full article
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We are pleased to honor Earl Lasher’s 50 years of membership in the Washington State Bar Association (see WSBA’s NWLawyer article). One of the founding members of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Earl has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the practice of law.Read the full article
LHS&E is proud to announce that Linda Kelley Ebberson, George S. Holzapfel, Lisa Ann Sharpe, Shannon Sperry, and Eugene W. Wong were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Linda and Lisa have devoted their careers to serving clients involved in complex divorces and challenging family law controversies. Their practices focus on marital estates with…Read the full article
LHS&E is pleased to announce that twenty of our attorneys have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. In addition, three of our attorneys - Linda Kelley Ebberson, Lori K. Rath, and Lisa Ann Sharpe - have been named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers and the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington State lists. No more than five percent of the…Read the full article