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Temporary Restraining Orders

The beginning of a divorce is obviously a time of immense change for everyone involved.  Financially, physically, and emotionally, it is a time of upheaval.  There are many stories about one spouse draining bank accounts or freezing credit cards in order to make the other spouse’s life as difficult as possible, or even in an […]

What to Do When the Other Party Has Disappeared

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Any lawsuit, whether in family law or another area of civil law, must begin the same way. A complaint or petition is filed with the appropriate court and then the papers must be properly served on the defendant.  (In family law cases, the defendant is referred to as the respondent.) Usually the papers are served […]

Violations of the Parenting Plan


Sharing parenting time and co-parenting with a former spouse or partner can be challenging at the best of times. These challenges become infinitely more complicated and difficult where your former partner violates a parenting plan which is a court order. Strategies for handling the situation can vary widely depending on the type of violation and […]

Why a “Do It Yourself” Divorce Can Lead to Problems

The Levey Law Group

If you’ve decided to get a divorce, there are lots of decisions you’re going to need to make, including whether you want to get a lawyer. Understandably, many people want the process over as quickly as possible. If you and your spouse agree on some or all of the issues, you may be thinking you […]

Types of Spousal Maintenance and When They Are Available

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In Washington, “alimony” is referred to as “spousal maintenance” or simply “maintenance.”  Spousal maintenance is designed to help the economically disadvantaged spouse after the divorce. Because Washington is a no-fault state, it is irrelevant which spouse was the cause of the divorce. Instead, Washington courts will look to a variety of factors when deciding whether […]

Discovery in Your Case

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In most cases involving child custody, you will need to go through a process called “discovery.” Discovery is a process done during your case that allows you to obtain copies of any evidence the other party has, and requires you to disclose your evidence to the other party. Discovery can take many forms. Depositions, interrogatories, […]