Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spokane: The Birthplace of Father's Day

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Father’s Day 2018: Sunday June 17
Spokane Father’s Day Events & Activities

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Do You Need a Protection Order?

The courts in Spokane County issue an "automatic temporary restraining order" when a divorce is filed, and once it is served on the other party, that might be all you need (service on them) as it prevents changing the primary parent of the children, moving money beyond that needed for daily life, and orders the parties not to disturb the peace of the other.

If you think you need a stronger or more detailed protection order, then put together your facts, and let an attorney fit those facts to the legal options.

Please give me a call and we will review your options.  I am Spokane area family attorney Craig Mason.  I have advised my clients on the proper restraining orders to file for decades in the State of Washington.  Also, if you have been served with one of these please give me a call.  That number is  509-443-3681.  Let’s sit down at my office located at West 1707 Broadway in Spokane.

Sugarland Tour - World Vision Volunteer - Spokane, WA

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Loop Volunteers
Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)
Spokane, WA

Looking for volunteers who can bring energy and communicate effectively about World Vision.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hold on…That’s my Kid too.

It happens often.  A marriage breaks up and now the kid(s) will live primarily with one of the former spouses.  Now, what happens when that divorcee wants to move out of town to pursue other interests?  Well, obviously your child will be involved in that move as well and you may become estranged from your own child.

More often than not, it is fathers who face this situation. Did you know that three out of four mothers with custody move within four years of separation or divorce?  The reasons why don’t matter so much.  They vary widely, from employment, to being closer to family, to moving in or with a new lover.

Stop…that is my kid too!  You have the right to fight against relocation of your children.  If you have ceased civil communication with your ex, then it is time to seek the advice and counsel of Spokane area family lawyer Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason has been dealing with child custody cases in Eastern Washington for decades.  Call his office right away at (509) 443-3681.


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"Join us for our fifth annual MOTHER’S DAY 5K virtual race! We will again be raising funds for VITAMIN ANGELS, an organization that provides vitamins and minerals to mothers and babies that need them."


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Property Distribution in Divorce

In a community property state, such as Washington, before the court can divide the property, it must “characterize” the property as either the separate property of one spouse, or as the “community property” of the marriage (or as the community property of some other relationship recognized by the courts).

The “community” owns all the labor of the husband and wife (or domestic partners) during the period of the relationship.  All assets that resulted from the labor of either spouse or partner are community assets.

Additionally, as is true in about one-half of the community property states, the judges in Washington State also have the power over separate property to give it to the other spouse.  The only requirement is that the judge make a “just and equitable” distribution of the assets and liabilities.

The dissolution trial process is complex, characterizing property can become complicated, and there are a variety of “presumptions” that impact the court’s “characterization” of the property. Every step in the litigation affects who gets what.

An attorney who is experienced and skilled at this aspect of divorce litigation is family law attorney Craig Mason.  Arrange an appointment at his office located at West 1707 Broadway in Spokane by calling (509) 443-3681.

Spokane Home & Garden Show, Apr 13-15

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"42nd Annual Spokane Home & Garden Show -- April 13-15, 2018 at the Convention Center"