A few years ago after finishing a divorce trial my client wanted a selfie. At first I was taken aback but then I realized that was a really good thing. A divorce is a very painful, trying, exhausting process; and if you are lucky enough to make it out still wanting a picture with your
Whenever I have a divorce client one of the first questions I get is: “I get half of everything right?” Washington is a community property state but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a 50/50 state, surprise! There are only 9 community property states: Louisiana, Arizona, California, Texas, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. That’s
50 Cent has a song called Baby By Me Baby where the chorus goes: “Have a baby by me baby and be a millionaire.” Basically meaning that because 50 Cent is so rich having a baby by him makes the mom an instant millionaire because of the child support. Now 50 is not the only
In the 4th grade I got appointed to the Conflict Resolution Team. We wore blue shirts and wandered the playground with clipboards looking for conflict to resolve. I don’t remember if we solved a lot of conflict but I did enjoy the idea of solving conflict. I became a certified mediator before I was lawyer.
I know it’s too painful to think about and it will never never ever happen but let’s just pretend it might. Edward and Bella do not live happily ever after. As a matter of fact they barely make it out of the honeymoon stage. Let’s take a fun (and of course hypothetical) look at our
Does a rose called by any other name really smell as sweet? Issues to think about before changing the name of your business.
It is very common for people to change their name. Celebrities do it, brides do it, and athletes do it; so why not businesses? Before choosing a name for your business you spent numerous hours thinking of names, bouncing names off people, and researching similar names on the internet. When you finally decided what to
We all know that gender roles changed quite a while ago and it is becoming more evident in today’s society. Advertising is changing; commercials for products like Clorox, Huggies, Tide, and Go-Gurt are showing men in roles that used to be considered roles for women or mothers. The terms “stay at home dad” and “househusband”
No one wants to talk about it or think about it, but let’s face it, we all need a will. Wills are important in deciding who will take care of your beloved hamster Skeeter and who will get your prized Pez dispenser collection. More seriously wills are important in deciding who will be appointed a