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What is the CAN-SPAM Act? And how does it affect your marketing?

I did a presentation on this some 5 or so years ago. People had no idea what I was talking about. Here it is 5 years later…and people still don’t know what I’m talking about. What is the CAN-SPAM Act? Here’s a little history: The CAN-SPAM Act, The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and

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I just moved to Washington State, can I get a divorce?

This pops up often. For whatever reason people move to new cities, states, and countries, and then initiate their divorces. While there is nothing wrong with that, there can be issues with it depending on the state or country. (The country part can be very complicated, so that will have to be its own post.

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Are you in breach?

I recently wrote a post for my other site, Seattle Wedding Lawyer about breach of contracts. While it is aimed at wedding vendors it is fitting for anyone in business. As a wedding vendor you are probably wondering what is going on with other vendors these days. You can’t help but see the reports of

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A New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep

Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2017 is gone, I also can’t believe that I haven’t written a post in so long. I have been quite busy over the past few months. But I am going to try really hard to keep consistent this year, you could call it a resolution of sorts. There is

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How Do You Get An Annulment in Washington State? (It’s not as easy as you think)

I’ve done a lot of divorces from short term marriages lately; and by short term I mean between 1 year and 6 weeks. When I get that first call from the divorce seeker they typically start by saying “I need a divorce. I’ve been married for __________ years/months/weeks. Wait! Is that an annulment because it’s

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Pro Se Mediation and The DIY Culture

I talk a lot about mediation and as a mediator I should. I think mediation is great. I wish more people would jump into mediation first instead of litigation. One of the great things about mediation in this DIY culture we have now is that it can be done without attorneys, you just need a

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What If Bella and Edward Got Divorced (Updated)

I recently got the chance to finally go to Forks. I’ve been wanting to go ever since I moved to Washington some 8 years ago. I’m not sure if it was ever thing my younger self dreamed of but it was fun none the less. My little getaway to the land of Twilight made me

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How Do Attorneys Bill?

Published on June 10, 2016, by in .

Have you ever wondered exactly how an attorney bills you? Well I am going to demystify that for you. Let’s say you need to hire a lawyer. The first thing they will probably ask you for is a retainer. What exactly is a retainer? A retainer is basically an advanced fee you pay to get

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How Do Attorneys Bill?

Published on September 1, 2015, by in .

Have you ever wondered exactly how an attorney bills you? Well I am going to demystify that for you. Let’s say you need to hire a lawyer. The first thing they will probably ask you for is a retainer. What exactly is a retainer? A retainer is basically an advanced fee you pay to get

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Think You’re Getting Half of Everything? Think Again.

Published on July 28, 2015, by in Divorce.

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

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