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Getting a Divorce? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes!

Going through a divorce can be incredibly stressful.  Save yourself additional upset by doing your best to avoid: Listening to the Wrong People.  Make sure to do your research and choose the right attorney; then be sure to listen to and follow what that attorney says.  It can be hard to ignore the personal divorce

Employment Law Update: Two New Laws Expand Federal Protections for Both Pregnant and Nursing Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) takes effect on June 27, 2023, and requires private employers with at least 15 employees to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees for pregnancy, childbirth, recovery, and related medical conditions, including lactation. Such reasonable accommodations may include flexible hours, additional break time, and/or light work activity and must be determined via

Legal Concerns of Real Estate in the Metaverse: Navigating the Virtual Frontier

The concept of the metaverse, a virtual world where users interact with digital environments and each other in immersive ways, has gained significant attention in recent years. With advancements in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, the metaverse is becoming more accessible and has the potential to revolutionize various industries, including real estate.

Basic Legalese for Family Law

Sua sponte • inter alia • sine qua non • in pari materia • ex parte • stare decisis • in limine • ejusdem generis • per curiam •   ad litem • in loco parentis • pro se • de novo • sui generis • de jure • intestate • arguendo • ipso facto

Estate Planning 101: Making Bequests to Charity

Many clients opt to make charitable donations to further charitable intentions and to perhaps help reduce estate tax exposure in the process.  Charities often fulfill needs and perform work that the government does not otherwise provide, and supporting a charity can stretch one’s dollars further as charities can be more efficient with the contributions than

A Timetable for Divorce in King County, Washington

Legal proceedings tend to take longer than people expect or desire.  For people facing divorce, most want the matter finalized as quickly as possible.  An oft-asked question is how long it will take to be officially divorced.  This depends on several factors and following are some of the key factors. First, in King County, the

STRATEGIES TO WIN YOUR DIVORCE MEDIATION

In Washington State, couples going through divorce are required to attend a mediation in an attempt to settle the case before trial, unless excused for reasons such as domestic violence. As a divorce attorney, I have prepared hundreds of clients for mediation.  I have also served as a mediator in many family law cases.  Below

Parenting Evaluators and Quasi-Judicial Immunity

When custody arrangements are in dispute and the parties cannot agree on a parenting plan, the trial court may order that a “parenting evaluator” be assigned to the case.  The evaluator acts as a neutral, third-party who provides a report to the court assessing the family and offering recommendations as to what is in the

Your AI Can Testify Against You: The AI Revolution Comes to the Court of Law

On February 2, 2023, Microsoft released a brand-new suite of features for its popular Microsoft Teams platform under the moniker “Microsoft Teams Premium.”[1]  One of the standout features of this premium service is “Intelligent Recap,” a software feature powered by the headline-news-generating ChatGPT AI system. Using ChatGPT, Intelligent Recap will “automatically generate[]meeting notes, recommended tasks,