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
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extraordinarily comforting to know that others have said positive things about
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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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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.
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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
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.
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.
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