Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Child Support in the State of Washington.

Sometimes one parent is so happy to be divorced from the other parent that they agree to no child support if the other parent will “just go away.”  Since the courts will not allow parents to “contract away” the child’s right to child support, these agreements are not enforceable, and a court will rarely sign a child support order that does not have a monthly payment (a transfer payment) in it, unless the facts fully justify that result.

If you sincerely wish to have a no-transfer payment child support order, and the facts are reasonable, you will still likely need an attorney to craft that support order so that the court will sign it.

 If somehow the court did sign a no-transfer payment order that was not justified by the facts, or if the facts (incomes or child-costs) of the parents have changed, then you can get an attorney on your side to file for a modification of the child support order.

To help sort all of this out, seek out the resources of Spokane family attorney Craig Mason.  He will fight for your rights.  Give him a call at (509) 443-3681.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Insurance Companies are not always your Friend.

The gecko may be cute, Flo may be funny, and J.K. Simmons is one really talented actor, but the insurance companies that they represent on television are not necessarily on YOUR side.  Use logic…an insurance company makes money when you pay your bill.  They LOSE money when they pay out to compensate damages.

This simple equation is why you need to be diligent if you are injured in a collision.  An insurance representative will call and try to “quickly settle” your claim.  Their goal is to pay you quickly and to pay you less than you deserve, and to get you to settle before your injuries fully appear.  It can take one to three months before you can begin to appreciate all of your injuries – that is simply how it is, more immediate pain masks other injuries that might be less painful, but which are more debilitating.  

There is no reason to argue with the insurance companies about property or physical damage. Get represented by Spokane car accident attorney Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason will go to work for YOU, not Them, and get you every dollar to which you are entitled.  Ask Craig yourself.  Thousands of dollars could be at stake.  Arrange for a meeting at Craig’s office located at West 1707 Broadway by calling (509) 443-3681.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Importance of Hiring the Right Family Law Attorney.

Your life is in turmoil and the decision on whom to hire as a family attorney is a very important one.  There are so many variables involved.  Maybe you are not married, but you want to establish the right plan for raising your kids.  Perhaps one of the parties involved has changed jobs and needs to relocate; moving the children is governed by very complex statutes.

Each side of these issues has its own version of the facts.  If you do not show up with equal intensity and proper representation you could get buried in a Washington State Family Court.  The court can only know what is in your court file.  The judges have no way to know what has not been presented to them.  The more clear, and less emotional, the factual presentation is, then the better for your case.  

Perhaps you will be too upset or anxious to clearly organize the facts the courts need for these vital decisions.  That is why people involved in divorce proceedings turn to Spokane family attorney Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason will represent your side with knowledge, energy, and above all, expertise in matters of Washington State family law.  Hire the right divorce attorney!  Arrange for a meeting at the Spokane office of Craig Mason by calling (509) 443-3681.

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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.