Category Archives: General Family Law Tips

Why An Attorney Should Prepare Your Uncontested Divorce

Unsurprisingly, I have a vested interest in the topic of this post.  I’m an attorney.  I earn my living in family law.  I offer flat rate plans for uncontested divorces.  There are a number of experienced family law attorneys in Spokane to choose from.  Some of those attorneys also offer flat rate plans for uncontested […]

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Divorcing Parties Ordered to Exchange Facebook Passwords

This is timely.  I just received an article from the ABA in my e-mail inbox referencing this Forbes article.   According to the sources, a Judge in Connecticut ordered divorcing parties to exchange their Facebook and dating website passwords.  Not only did the judge compel production of the information, but also issued an injunction preventing […]

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Social Media and Divorce

Orders pertaining to child custody (parenting plans, temporary orders) typically contain the following clause or something similar:  Neither parent shall make disparaging remarks about the other parent or any other remarks that might cause diminishment of the child’s respect for the other parent either to the child or in the presence of the child, nor […]

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Oversharing Online Once Again

Two years ago I posted an article about oversharing online via social networking sites.  The New York Times recently addressed this same phenomenon as it pertains to divorce lawyers.  The article is linked here.

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Spokane County Family Law Court Video

The Family Law Department of the Spokane Superior Court quietly added a great resource to its website.   A video was posted which explains the most commonly encountered steps in a dissolution of marriage.  The video is hosted on the Superior Court website here.  The video also plays non-stop in the first floor of the […]

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Emails Between Attorney and Client, Part 2

In Part 1 of this topic I discussed the reasons I like to use email to communicate with clients. Although there are many good reasons to use email for attorney-client communication, one major drawback is the potential lack of confidentiality and loss of your attorney-client privilege. Here are some things to keep in mind for […]

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Emails Between Attorney and Client, Part 1

I’d estimate about 85% of my communication with my clients is through email. Communicating by email is actually my preferred method for a number of reasons, some of which I’ll list here: Comprehensive: Writing and sending an email is an opportunity to get a bunch of questions or concerns out of the way and off […]

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Oversharing Online

Social networking and blogging is booming. It’s a great tool for people to connect or keep family and friends up to date. However, it can also be a stumbling block for folks embroiled in a family law case. One of my routine techniques of informal fact gathering is to check the names of opposing parties […]

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