Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Veterans Day Ceremony

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"The Spokane VA Medical Center is pleased to join the leadership and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday, November 11th beginning at 10:00am. Doors open at 9:00am."



Understanding Protection Orders in Washington State.

Normally when people use the term “restraining order” they are seeking a court order for protection, to prevent contact that is harassing or abusive. This is a frequently misused term. A “restraining order” is one kind of court order, but there are in fact a number of different types of protection orders used to prevent contact.

Protection orders are put in place to prevent contact between two people. Contact could entail physical or personal interaction, phone or text contact, email or social media contact, or even communication through a third party. In many cases, protection orders also involve remaining a certain distance away from someone’s home, school, or place of employment.

Protection orders in the Evergreen State can be tricky.  They must be written correctly and served properly.  To achieve that, we suggest you contact Spokane family attorney Craig Mason.  Craig and his team have written many protection orders in Washington State and will make sure that yours has every i dotted and each t crossed.  Call him for an appointment in his Spokane office at (509) 443-3681.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Haunted Houses, Spook Walks & Other Halloween Attractions in Spokane

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"Whether you're from Spokane, or you're simply visiting this Halloween Season, there are plenty of festive fun to enjoy this Halloween Season."

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Non-Parental Custody

If you live in the state of Washington, non-parental custody may be sought if the parents of the children are unavailable (e.g., in jail) or unfit (e.g., due to drug use).

So, what exactly is non-parental custody, or what is sometimes called third-party custody?  It is a legal process by which you petition the court to have the children placed in your care, by court order, where they remain until the parents come forward to prove that they are again fit parents.  

The parents may be granted visitation, supervised or simply on limited time, while you are the custodian of the parents.  Often, the parents will have to pay you child support if you seek it. Of course, most troubled parents cannot pay child support, and so the custodian of the children may not bother to seek it, but that is a reasonable decision to make with the advice of counsel.

Non-parental petitions are a complex area of family law, with may procedural hurdles, and pursuing non-parental custody requires the services of an excellent Washington State family lawyer to sort it all out for you.  In Spokane that man is Craig Mason representing Mason Law.  Please give Attorney Mason a call today to see how to navigate the issue of non-parental custody by calling (509) 443-3681.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Litz's Octoberfest, Oct 12-13th

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"Gather to celebrate Bavarian Culture with eating, drinking and music!"





Monday, September 17, 2018

Spokane Fall Things to Do

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 "If you’re visiting Spokane in the fall, don’t miss these fabulous fall happenings!"



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Back to School…But Where?

Sometimes a parent moves during the summer without thinking of the law, and other times a parent may move, or seek to move, to deliberately put distance between the children and the other parent. It is one of the possible byproducts of divorce and shared-custody that one parent wants to move with the children.  It is also possible that your children have moved to a new school district, or even out of state, without your consent. 

For many reasons, innocent or calculated, in our area, and throughout the State of Washington, a new school year can bring about a dramatic change that might require a legal response. 

The presumption that a child can be moved just because he or she is in the primary care of one of the parents can be rebutted by evidence presented on a variety of different statutory factors that a Washington family court must show it has considered.  This is very important information with which to be armed as to choose whether to accept or oppose a relocation of your children.

Do not let your children be moved away from you if you do not want to agree. Spokane divorce attorney Craig Mason has fought relocation issues for committed parents for many, many years.  He will fight for your child custody and visitation rights.  Please take a minute today and make an appointment to visit with Craig and his staff at the office located at West 1707 Broadway.  Call (509) 443-3681.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monday Network for Spokane Entrepreneurs, Sept 10th

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Speakers that will help business owners and entrepreneurs in taking their business to the next level.

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spokane Public Schools Calendar 2018-2019

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School is almost back in session and there are some dates that should be marked on your calendar.  



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Let the Public Tell the Story.

In various industries such as plumbing, auto repair, medical, etc. word-of-mouth is vital in determining whom to hire to do work for you or your loved one.  It is never more vital than it is in the legal profession.  Hopefully, you won’t need an attorney very often, but when you do it’s extraordinarily comforting to know that others have said positive things about them.

These are some of the things that they are saying about Spokane Washington family attorney Craig Mason.  “I went to Craig and Lori for help regarding my divorce…I would…recommend Mason Law to anyone I know”.  And…”Craig's knowledge and extensive focus on details is precisely what…got my 2 children back with me where they belong”.

That is strong stuff!  It means that Craig and his team fight for your rights in a Washington Family Court as if your family was their family.  If you have family legal issue in Eastern Washington may we suggest the hard work and dedication of Mason Law located at 1707 West Broadway in Spokane.  Call (509) 443-3681.

Visit Centennial Trail, Spokane

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"This 40 mile paved, car-free trail bordering the beautiful Spokane River has something for everyone: running, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing."





Monday, July 2, 2018

Children Matter Most

In a divorce, if the parents can cooperate, that is what is best for the children.

Unfortunately, sometimes some parents will use the children as a weapon to harm the other parent in a divorce.  That can mean bitter and heavily litigated divorces, including the use of false allegations of abuse to try to keep the children from the other parent.

Craig Mason is very experienced in combating these damaging divorce tactics, and then, when possible, after restoring normal visitation, and bringing conflict levels back down such that parents can again focus on being parents – just parents who do not live together.

If you face these problems, please contact family-law and divorce attorney Craig Mason.  Craig Mason has represented those involved in messy family issues in Spokane and in the State of Washington for decades.  He will be there for you.  Arrange a meeting at his Spokane office right away by calling (509) 443-3681.

Friday, June 29, 2018

4th of July in Spokane

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"You can’t celebrate America’s independence without a grand celebration. And for a celebration to be grand, you need fireworks! 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."

 

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.