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.

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"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Post-Car Accident Guidelines.

We hope that you do not require this tutorial, but most of us do at some point.  It is important to know the basic guidelines of what to do in the aftermath of an auto accident that includes potential or obvious injuries.  By following the proper steps, it could result in you and your loved ones obtaining fair compensation.

1.  Always, immediately assist the injured.
2.  If you are the one injured get medical assistance asap.
3.  Insist on a complete investigation and report filed by the police.
4.  Do NOT move your vehicle.
5.  Obtain eyewitness names and phone numbers.
6.  Report your loss ONLY to your own insurance company.

There are others, but these will give you an advantage over someone who is acting solely out of panic.  As soon as you can, please call my office.  I am Craig Mason a Spokane Washington area auto accident lawyer.  Give me a call at (509) 443-3681 and make an appointment at my office located at West 1707 Broadway.

Visit Downtown Spokane

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"A pleasant bike ride through downtown Spokane: this 9.2-mile trail runs past some of Spokane's historical sites, like Browne's Addition neighborhood and Riverfront Park."


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Property Agreements

Property agreements are commonly thought of as “pre-nuptial agreements” between people about to get married who want to protect separate property, or protect an inherited family home, from being later divided by the court as community property, if there should be a divorce.
However, property agreements can be made between spouses after marriage to clarify the status of property in the event of death of one or both spouses, as well as in case of divorce.

Also, these days, someone who has had a rough divorce will say, “I’m never getting married, so I won’t go through that again,” but then, after spending a decade with someone they did not marry, they learn that their “marriage-like” property can be divided just like community property.  Even the unmarried need property agreements.  Just refusing to get married does not prevent a subsequent battle over the distribution of property accumulated during a committed, intimate, relationship.

Most people should have a property agreement. One person who is adept at drafting a binding property agreement is Spokane family attorney Craig Mason.  Arrange an appointment at his office located at West 1707 Broadway in Spokane by calling (509) 443-3681.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Perry Street Brewing Super Bowl Party, Sunday Feb 4th

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"Perry Street Brewing is hosting its third annual Super Bowl Party. The ticketed event includes a reserved seat/table, first pint fill, tax/gratuity and the signature Super Bowl Smorgasbord, served at each table."