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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 [...]

Birth Father’s Rights

By |March 6th, 2017|Adoption Attorney|

Birth Father's Rights in Adoption Birth Father’s Rights and Responsibilities If a birth father is unknown or is unwilling to sign a consent to adoption and termination of his parental rights, a summons and petition for the termination of his parental rights must be filed and notice given to terminate his rights on [...]

International Adoptions

By |March 2nd, 2017|Adoption Attorney|

International Adoptions Re-adoption of children adopted in foreign countriesA re-adoption is the process of “re-adopting” a child in the United States after the child has been adopted in another country.  In Washington, a re-adoption is a request to the Washington Superior Court to formally recognize the validity of a foreign adoption decree and grant [...]