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The posts and discussions on this blog are designed are for general informational purposes only.  The discussion should not be relied upon as legal advice in your case or as self-help materials.

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October 4, 2018

Who Must Pay for Extracurricular Activities?

The beginning of the school year brings excitement, fun with new and familiar friends, and a steady stream of expenses for parents of active children. But this year is different, because you and your spouse/partner have separ...

September 20, 2018

Include specific provisions in your parenting plan to make child exchanges conflict-free.

June 28, 2018

On its face, the Washington Parenting Plan is a simple, straightforward document that specifies where the children will reside, how decisions are made, and what to do when there are disputes between parents.

But…a parenting plan can be so much more!  Powerful parenting...

June 17, 2018

There is a belief that the court system places little importance on the role that fathers have with their children and that mothers are the default primary parent in a divorce situation.  While there was a time when the idea of a father having equal or even primary res...

May 15, 2018

You won’t find the term custody (whether physical custody or legal custody)  in a Washington State Parenting Plan and - it is intentional.

Parenting Plans are focused on the children. Terms like custody refer to a parent’s right rather than parenting children.  For most...

April 12, 2018

Is it Time to Modify Child Support?

Recent statistics show that average incomes across Washington State have significantly increased over the past year.  According to the federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) report, Wash...

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