Getting Through Your Breakup

Mon 20 May, 2019 | After the Divorce, General by

  We’ve all gone through those breakups that leave us eating some rocky road ice cream with a soup ladle while watching our favorite romcom (You’ve Got Mail, for me).  The initial hurdle of a recently ended relationship is made up of two parts.  First, is the person.  Whether you initiated the break up or not, at some point, you were invested in having a relationship with that person.  That emotional commitment to someone isn’t …

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5 Difficult Problems Adult Children of Divorce Face

Tue 5 Jun, 2018 | Divorce, General by

Grey Divorce (divorce over 50) rates have nearly doubled in the past 25 years, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. With this sharp increase, adult children are now seeing their parent’s divorce more often. Some adult children are shocked to find that as soon as they turn 18 and go off to college, their parents decide to get divorced. Even as an adult, seeing your parents go through a divorce is never …

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Can Legal Marijuana Usage be used as a weapon in WA Family Courts?

Tue 5 Jun, 2018 | Child Custody, General by

Can Legal Marijuana Usage Cost you Custody of your Children?  Morris-Sockle Attorney Katrina Otto discusses the legal complexities of this issue “Marijuana is legal in Washington, so it shouldn’t be used against me.” Sure, recreational marijuana has been legal in Washington since 2012. You may know people that regularly use it, and you may even partake yourself. You may think that since it’s legal to use marijuana in Washington, it can’t be used against you …

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How to talk to your teenagers about divorce (Part 3) 

Tue 5 Jun, 2018 | Divorce, General, Navigating Divorce by

In part 3 of this 3-part series, we discuss how to talk to your teenagers about Divorce Divorce can be extremely destabilizing for the whole family: parents and children. While parents are faced with the difficulty of making the decision and working through it, children are at the receiving end of a decision they didn’t have any part in making or causing, and which will substantially change their life. So communicating effectively with children about …

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