Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How to Avoid Family Law Litigation

Many of you hear of horrible temporary orders and emotionally draining trials in divorce.  And that can happen, and Mr. Mason has fought such trials when it was absolutely necessary, and he has won more than his fair share. Except when “war” is absolutely necessary, a divorce should be seen as a diplomatic process of drafting a “peace treaty.”

Mr. Mason prefers to keep a family law case legally calm, even if the participants are emotionally hot.  It is better for the kids if the parents do not fight.  Children “feel” the heat, even if parents are trying to hide it.  It is healthier if the emotional temperature drops as soon as possible.  You will never stop being parents.  It does not “end” when the children turn 18. So, it is best to start cooperation now.

Any property to be divided is going to be divided by pretty clear legal rules. While, certainly, the judges have discretion, the usual cause of a property trial is unrealistic expectations on one side, and/or an attorney who will not quash those unreasonable expectations.

Good legal advice saves you emotional and financial resources.  Getting you to your next stage of life in good mental and financial health is a major goal of Craig Mason.  Call Mason Law today for the family law attorney you need at (509) 443-3681.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Don't Miss Willie Nelson in Airway Heights, Washington

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August 8, 2017
 Tuesday   7:30 PM
Northern Quest Casino -The Pend Oreille Pavilion






The Shelf-Life of an Ex Parte Order.

Ex Parte orders are usually temporary such as a restraining order or one for temporary custody.  In the state of Washington those orders are good for only a fortnight…14 days.  Having said that, it could still be the most excruciating two weeks of your life if you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end.

If you are served with an Ex Parte order, that notice of a full hearing is also served with your restraining order on the first or second page.  In most cases, you may be best served spending that time preparing for the hearing rather than just reacting to it without taking the proper legal action necessary.

If you wait until after the hearing to see an attorney that may be very detrimental to your cause.  If you have been the recipient immediately contact Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason is a Spokane area Ex Parte order defense attorney.  When you need a strong, thorough family attorney in Eastern Washington contact Craig Mason at (509) 443-3681.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Don’t Be in Such a Hurry!

Everyone seems to be in a hurry to settle a property claim after being in an accident.  Insurance companies are more than happy to do so.  Vital evidence is lost forever when this happens.  Once you accept payment the story ends and only one party is completely satisfied...guess who that is?  You’re right…the insurance company!

The insurance companies are in even more of a rush to settle your injury claim.  They "make light" of your injuries, especially "soft tissue" injuries, as if ligaments and tendons are optional!
Many injuries will not appear for months after a collision, especially if you had one injury distracting you, and as it heals up the more significant, long-term, injury will be more noticeable.

The general public would not know any better, and so generally, they accept the first offer thinking that is the only one they will ever receive.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  By hiring aggressive representation of your own you find out otherwise.

To protect yourself, you should consult Spokane property claim car accident attorney, Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason has been protecting Spokane area residents from making hasty decisions for decades and he may help you as well.  Give him a call and schedule a meeting at his office by calling (509) 443-3681.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Make Your Plans for 4th of July!

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"Check out the many ways you can watch the sky light up in red, white and blue on the 4th of July throughout the Spokane region."




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Attractions and Activities to do in Spokane Washington

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Find popular attractions and activities for the family to do in Spokane, WA! 



The Proper Focus for Court on Initial Custody Hearings.

In family law court, a bad thing is that there is a lot of perjury.  Many parents want to "win" so badly that they lie under oath to try to achieve it.  A good thing is that such a lie might be the first, second, or third time that parent has told a lie to a judge or commissioner, but it is the 1000th time that the judicial officer has heard a similar lie.  And so it is harder to get away with lying than the dishonest person thinks.

However, "truth" does not exist in court, only "evidence" exists in court.  Your facts for your argument -- indeed, your "life," as it applies to your case -- is boiled down into a thin file of written documents that will be the basis for decision.  Remember, your "life," as the judge sees it, is just the file.  And so preparing your facts is what is important, and what you want are the facts to show your parenting history, your bond with your children, and your financial situation.
"Bashing" the other parent is largely useless, short of the other parent being a child-abusing heroin addict. (And it hurts you to falsely allege such a thing.)  Instead, you must present carefully supported facts that show that you have spent your life serving the best interests of your children, and that you will continue to do so. 

Attorney Mason is very experienced in helping you present what actually matters to the court decisions.  Do not get misled by animosity or attorneys who inflame it.  Keep your focus on the best interests of the children.  Call Spokane family lawyer Craig Mason for a consultation today at (509) 443-3681.