Posts tagged Family Law
Using TEDRA Agreements to Settle Estate and Trust Disputes

Season 3, Episode 22 – Family disputes happen all the time. Siblings don’t always get along. And we all have “that” aunt or uncle. But when family members have a disagreement about the family estate, trust or other assets, hostility can further complicate the matter. So, how are estate and trust disputes resolved? Does everyone have a day in court? Or is there a more conciliatory method of dispute resolution that is a win-win for all parties? In this podcast episode, filled with thought-provoking examples, JDSA attorney Evan McCauley explains how disputes can be resolved while still maintaining family harmony in Using TEDRA Agreements to Settle Estate and Trust Disputes.

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Tax Rules and Alimony Changes Impacting Spousal Support

Season 3, Episode 13 – Divorce and Taxes. You can’t have one without the other. Recent changes to the Federal tax code will impact the taxation of spousal support, and the changes are as complex as a divorce itself. So, what’s changing? Who gets to pay more tax? Could the changes affect the amount a person pays or receives? And what does it all mean in the grander scheme of filing your income tax? In this special podcast episode, JDSA attorneys Jordan Miller and Lindsey Weidenbach bring together their individual areas of practice to explain and simplify the topic of Tax Rules and Alimony - Changes Impacting Spousal Support.

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Child Custody Change in Non-Parental Visitation Rights

Season 3, Episode 10 – Grandparents now have rights. If that statement surprises you, it is likely you have never had to go to court to see your grandchild. There are changes in Washington State’s child custody laws, and it can directly affect grandparents, stepparents, and other relatives. So, do you now have the right to visitation? You may. But what exactly does “visitation” mean? How do you petition the court? What are the new rules? In this podcast episode filled with new and important information, JDSA attorney Jordan Miller explains the latest developments in Washington’s child custody and visitation laws in, Child Custody – Changes in Non-Parental Visitation Rights.

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Divorce – Who Gets What, And How is That Determined?

Season 2, Episode 16 – Ever heard anyone say discussing divorce is easy? Likely, not. Divorce is never an easy conversation. And the division of assets and liabilities can make that discussion even harder. In fact, do you know what assets and liabilities you jointly share? Who gets what? The house. The car. The money. The bills. Is it fair to all parties – and the kids? Can you go back to court to revisit the decisions later? What you think you know about who gets what in a divorce may surprise you. In this episode, JDSA Attorney Jordan Miller discusses Divorce – Who Gets What, And How is That Determined?

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Legal Tips for Cohabiting Non-married Couples

Season 2, Episode 13 – You live together, but you’re not married. You intend to remain committed, but marriage is just not your thing. On that, you both agree. But what if, one day, you went your separate ways? What if one of you becomes ill? You’re not legally family, so can you visit in the hospital? Do you have a say in your partner’s medical treatment and care? A co-habitation agreement is about more than who gets the flatware! In this episode, JDSA Attorney Jordan Miller discusses Legal Tips for Cohabiting Non-married Couples.

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Types of Restraining Orders

Season 2, Episode 10 – Being harassed? Feel threatened? In an abusive relationship? A restraining order could be key in keeping you safe. But how do you get a restraining order? And what kind? There are four types of restraining orders in Washington State. Each has a specific purpose and benefit. All are important pieces of the law and the courts. So what does an experienced attorney think about this? In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Jordan Miller discusses Restraining Orders – Different Types for Different Reasons.

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Mediation - Part 2 of 2

Season 1, Episode 12 – In the course of a divorce mediation, there will ultimately be a discussion of what is best for the children. Child Custody Mediation is a detailed process for which each parent must be well prepared. Most importantly, by outlining your wishes, you help the mediator more clearly understand what is best for the child or children. This radio feature from May 9, is Part Two of two with Jordan Miller of JDSA Law. Jordan is discussing How to Prepare for Child Custody Mediation.

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Mediation - Part 1 of 2

Season 1, Episode 11 – The long and difficult road of divorce is also a long and complicated negotiation. But in many cases, working with a well-trained mediator can increase the odds that you’ll reach a settlement that works for your life. This radio feature from May 2, is Part One of two with Mike Vannier of JDSA Law. Mike is exploring the Commonly Asked Questions about Divorce Mediation.

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Non-Spousal Custody

Season 1, Episode 8 – When the courts interfere, it is likely as a last resort. Known as non-spousal or third party custody, it is a situation where one or both of a child’s parents are deemed unfit. And it creates a lot of questions - for the parents, and those seeking custody. In this radio feature from April 6, Jordan Miller of JDSA Law explores What You Should Know about Non-spousal Custody.

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Adoption

Season 1, Episode 6 – Adoption involves a complicated legal process for the birth parent and adopting parent. And there are significant differences between open and closed adoptions, both of which should be reviewed in detail with your adoption attorney. In this radio feature from March 23, Jordan Miller of JDSA Law discusses What You Should Know about Adoption.

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Child Custody Relocation

Season 1, Episode 4 – Do you know where your kids are? In child custody cases, there are strict rules about taking your kids to another town, across state lines, and out of the country. It’s referred to as Relocation Law, and it can sometimes be a very confusing and more complex than if you are just moving down the street. In this radio feature from March 9, Jordan Miller of JDSA Law explains Child Custody Relocation.

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Five Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Season 1, Episode 3 – If there’s one thing we all need, it’s solid, clear-minded advice. That’s even more important during the process of a divorce. There is a lot to consider when choosing an attorney to represent your best interests. Your attorney must understand you—and your personal circumstances. In this radio feature from March 2, Mike Vannier of JDSA Law explains Five Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Attorney.

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Court Orders During Divorce

Season 1, Episode 2 – Still with the topic of divorce, we explore why the courts sometimes get involved early in the process. Temporary court orders can ensure neither spouse makes any changes to the status quo; for the benefit of the children; or in the case of support or property. There’s always a reason, and in this radio feature from February 24, Jordan Miller of JDSA Law discusses Why a Temporary Court Order is Issued During a Divorce.

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Divorce

Season 1, Episode 1 – It’s a tough topic. And it’s a confusing one. Divorce. Anyone who is going through a divorce—no matter what the circumstances—has questions about child support, property division, and the sharing of debt and assets. In this radio feature from February 18, Mike Vannier of JDSA Law explores Common Myths About Divorce.

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