When living together and you intend not to be recognized as domestic partners, you should draw up Living Together Contracts (LTC) to detail how properties are shared between you. You will need to spell out this contract with your lawyer because in Washington, the law does not state how or if you will share properties….

The sexual assault protection order or SAPO is a motion filed against an offender if you have been a victim of a sexual offense perpetrated by that offender. The judge signs this document to warn the alleged offender To stay away from the victim’s home To keep clear of the victim’s place of work To…

There are special federal laws that guide the filing for non-parent custody of Indian Children in State courts. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) serves as a federal law that applies to cases where someone who isn’t a parent wants to get custody of an Indian child. In this context, an Indian child is an…

Temporary Parental Consent There is a legal document that grants temporary parental consent for a child. It involves giving another adult the temporary authority to make decisions and take care of the child in question. This option is taken when both sides agree to the consent and the non-care giver is totally fine with the…

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) ensure that under certain conditions, employees are given the right by their employers to go on unpaid leave. Unpaid leave means that the worker is allowed away from work and work-related situations or environments, and they are not paid during these times. The Family Leave Act…

For married couples, property laws are usually straightforward. This is not the case for unmarried couples who will usually need to understand a lot of intricacies regarding what laws the state has on their properties, and who will need the help of divorce attorneys and estate planning attorneys to understand the legalities. Even if you…

It is no secret that technology has become a critical part of our lives. You might save and share information online with others, but it does not take much for them to be abused by others with a grudge. It not only happens to celebrities, but also to us common people. If you have found…

Separating while pregnant is a very emotional and traumatic process. You need a lot of support, and a good divorce attorney will help you make the best of a bad situation. A judge cannot delay the divorce process because one of the partners is with child. In fact, when the petition for divorce is filed,…

Informal Money Manager Option If an incapacitated family member is having serious issues keeping money, you need to act fast. There are a lot of things you should know when it comes to managing money that doesn’t belong to you. Fortunately, the law fully supports situations such as this. First, you need to plan. If…

Anyone who’s had children knows that this is a very touchy subject. A neighborhood family with whom your family is friendly sends over a child that’s only a year older than your son the next time you ask them for a babysitter. Or your friends with children of a similar age have started leaving their…

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