Increase in Seattle Women Paying Alimony to Ex-Husbands

Increase in Seattle Women Paying Alimony to Ex-Husbands Over the past few decades, women have been conquering pay scales, narrowing the gap with men.  As a result of this increased financial independence, Seattle divorce lawyers now find  more numbers of women paying alimony to their former husbands. According to the results of a new survey […]

Determining a Parenting Plan

One of the more emotionally traumatic issues that come up before any Seattle family lawyer is the development of a parenting plan or child visitation schedule. Under Washington state law, it is imperative that the best interests of the child be upheld while determining a parenting plan.  Washington courts require that both parents come to […]

Facebook is a Leading Cause of Divorce

Any Seattle divorce attorney will tell you that there has been an increase in the number of divorces that mention Facebook as a factor.  In fact, 80% of divorce attorneys in an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey said that they had seen an increase in the number of divorce filings that cited social networking […]

Why High-Net-Worth Individuals Must Sign a Prenup

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan earlier this month. Zuckerberg hasn’t confirmed whether his wife and he signed a prenuptial agreement before the wedding. However, the timing of the wedding is also being seen as a strategic move by Zuckerberg to protect his assets. The wedding took place just […]

Increase in Military Divorce Rates

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not only taken a tremendous toll in life and limb among veterans, but have also demanded huge personal sacrifices.  Since 2001 alone, the divorce rate among American military couples has increased by 42%.  A new initiative aims to help military couples protect their marriages. The initiative called the […]

Representative Joe Walsh Settles Child Custody Lawsuit Tea Party favorite Representative Joe Walsh recently settled a child support lawsuit with his ex-wife.  Under the terms of the settlement, the two agreed to confirm that the Representative was never a deadbeat dad. Joe Walsh and his wife Laura were married between 1997 and 2004, and finalized their divorce in 2006.  The lawsuit […]

Prenuptial Agreements Are for the Unmarried Too

More couples in the United States are living together sans matrimony than ever before.  With the increase in the number of living couples, has also come an increased demand for legal agreements that can determine the division of assets and other matters if a cohabiting couple should break up. In a survey of divorce lawyers […]

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