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Family law: Assistance in adjusting a child support agreement

Planning for the future might be important to many individuals in Washington and across the country, but covering every possible change in life can be difficult, if not impossible. Sudden changes can create various challenges in life, emotional and financial alike. For a parent who has a previous child support agreement, such events can be significantly more troublesome to overcome, potentially prompting a need for the guidance of a family law attorney.

At the time of the agreement, an individual might have found it acceptable and fair, while providing for the needs of his or her children. However, over time certain circumstances may arise that spark a need to revisit the previous agreement and make necessary modifications. Whether on account of a loss of income, or perhaps an increase thereof, adjustments to the original arrangement may be in order.

5-car collision leads to 4-year-old girl's severe personal injury

A great deal of accidents involving multiple vehicles are the result of one driver's actions, which then sets off a chain reaction that can end in disaster. Individuals who suffer serious injuries in the process may subsequently pursue a personal injury claim against the party or parties deemed responsible. A multiple-vehicle collision involving several individuals in Washington injured two young children, one of which is listed in critical condition.

Emergency personnel recently responded to a call in relation to a five-car accident that took place just after 3 p.m. According to reports, a driver lost control of her vehicle and collided with the guardrails on both sides of a bridge. Four other vehicles were reportedly unable to avoid collision, one after another apparently colliding with the car in front of them in sequence.

Bilingual Immigration Paralegal

The Immigration Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire a full-time Immigration Paralegal. The paralegal will support the attorneys with the preparation and management of all types of immigration matters, including affirmative applications for immigration benefits and removal defense cases. The position requires substantial direct client interaction and exceptional organizational skills.

Bilingual Legal/Office Assistant

The Immigration Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire a full-time bilingual Legal and Office Assistant. This position will provide administrative support to the attorneys and paralegals managing a high-volume caseload of all types of immigration legal applications. This position requires substantial direct client interaction.

Financial impact of divorce often a major family law concern

A divorce will inevitably bring about changes in multiple areas of a person's life. While dealing with certain issues during such a stressful and challenging period might be difficult, individuals may want to consider the possible ramifications the end of a marriage can have on their financial future. When seeking to protect and preserve crucial areas of life following divorce, a person in Washington may find it beneficial to seek guidance from a family law attorney.

The process of divorce can be an overwhelming experience. Many couples may give little thought to what will happen during the division of property and assets until actually facing the end of their marriage. Having an understanding of marital and separate property, and how each asset may be affected during the process, can go a long way in preparing a person for negotiations.

Intoxicated driving often involves high risk of personal injury

Countless individuals have been injured over the years in collisions involving an intoxicated driver. A person who chooses to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol often puts the safety of everyone nearby in danger. Collisions that occur under similar circumstances can be catastrophic, resulting in serious personal injury or worse. A recent two-car accident in Washington left four people with injuries.

Reportedly, the crash took place just after 10 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a westbound truck. There were four individuals in the vehicle at the time, all of which were injured in the process. The driver of the truck was also injured in the crash and taken to a hospital, and both vehicles were apparently totaled.

Custody negotiations are among the toughest family law issues

The end of a marriage is generally a stressful and challenging period for anyone involved. Although difficult, the process may ultimately lead to a better situation in time. However, children may have more difficulty adjusting to divorce. Parents in Washington usually consider child custody to be a high priority during this period, often prompting them to seek legal counsel with experience in family law for assistance in the process.

Divorce can have a major impact on the future well-being of a child. How the parents handle the current situation will likely play a role in how it affects their kids. Since this is typically a stressful period, it may be difficult to make emotionless decisions that put the needs of a child first. However, making rash decisions during this period can be detrimental to everyone involved in the long run.

How to handle the business side of divorce

Many people who think about divorce only consider the potential emotional scars it may leave. They may be consumed with how unfair the process might be to them, or how their children may be affected, or whether in-laws will forever hold grudges or judge them for such a decision.

Indeed, these are genuine concerns. However, it is important not to lose sight of the financial implications that can affect divorcing parties. While it may be difficult to believe while in the moment, a divorce is ultimately a business transaction.

Traffic fatalities on the rise in Washington

Recently, the Annual Collision Summary for Washington was released by state officials.The report offers information regarding the year 2015 and the news is not good. A total of 551 persons lost their lives on our state's roads and that number represents a 20 percent jump over the 2014 fatality total.

Much of the blame for the report's disappointing results can be pinned to distracted or inattentive driving, which accounted for 46,000 of the 114,000 accidents on the books for 2015.

What details are in a parenting plan?

When parents divorce, they have to create a parenting agreement, also known as a parenting plan. Essentially, a parenting plan is a blueprint of each parent's custody rights and responsibilities. It is important to understand that a parenting plan is not optional; you will have to present a version of your plan to the family court for final approval.

It's always best if parents can set aside their personal differences and work together to create a plan that is as accommodating as possible to the entire family's needs and desires. The plan can be negotiated informally by employing collaborative law or mediation.