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Step Parent Adoption

By |August 15th, 2017|Adoption Attorney|

Step Parent Adoption Step parent adoptions are adoptions where someone’s spouse adopts their child.  This type of adoption requires the consent of the spouse of the adopting step parent and usually also requires the termination of the parent-child relationship of the other parent. The most common step parent adoption is where a husband [...]

Family Law Relocation Cases

By |June 26th, 2017|Family Law|

Family Law Relocation Cases Relocation cases are often the most emotionally difficult cases in family law. If you are seeking to relocate with your child (ren) I can advise and represent you to ensure that your intended relocation is processed according to the law. If you wish to prevent the relocation of your [...]

Witness Instructions

By |May 19th, 2017|Family Law|

Witness Instructions Following are some general instructions for testifying as a witness in court or in a deposition.  The most important witness instruction is to tell the truth. There are two ways to tell the truth.  One is a halting, stumbling, hesitant manner which makes the jury or judge doubt you are telling [...]

Guardianship of a Minor

By |April 10th, 2017|Guardianship Attorney|

Guardianship of a Minor Guardianship of a minor (under 18) is a legal option that differs in many respects from guardianship of an adult disabled adult child who has turned 18 or guardianship of a person incapacitated by disability or dementia.  Judges will want to insure that the impact and effect of a [...]

Probate Attorney Vancouver WA

By |March 31st, 2017|Probate Attorney|

Probate Attorney Vancouver WA When someone passes away, they may leave behind property and debts.  Often, a spouse, a son, a daughter, or friend manages these final tasks and helps to distribute their estate. Is a Court Needed for Probate? Sometimes this can be done without a court process. Where court action is [...]

Consent to Adoption

By |March 10th, 2017|Adoption Attorney|

Consent to Adoption Relinquishment and Consent to Adoption Relinquishment means consent in the adoption context.  The adoption statute has a procedure for parents to voluntarily relinquish (consent to) placing their children for adoption.   The petition to relinquish a child may be filed separately or filed as a consolidated petition (one document) joining the [...]