It’s tax season, only two days to go! Here is my office preparing to file, it’s a lot of work but necessary. My humble advice to married couples is to do your taxes together and understand them fully. That one document forces you to face your financial reality whether it be good or bad. The […]

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My client’s sometime experience frustration when they want firm answers on Spousal Support (alimony). Our wonderful state does not have a set formula to calculate spousal support. The amount and duration is at the discretion of the court with statutory guidelines. We practicing family law attorneys WISH we had a formula that we could plug […]

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Here’s to my strong women client’s getting through very difficult times. I gain strength helping you during this transition and try to offer you something in return. I sincerely hope I offer a light at the end of the tunnel and help diminish the fear! Not to forget those men who support us but today […]

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A common issue in property division during a divorce is when, at what point in time, is the property valued? Should the asset be valued at time of separation or time of settlement/trial? And the answer in King County is often “it depends”. Our statute gives the court broad discretion in dividing debts and assets […]

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Conflict is part of divorce, it is the nature of the act. I learned from experts in the field of parenting yesterday how harmful it is to children when they are exposed to this conflict. Children are sensitive to even the slightest body gestures like an eye roll or tone of voice expressed when talking […]

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Planning is essential for your testamentary goals. Tamblyn Law offers a comprehensive package to take care of your estate planning needs. One flat rate for a will, power of attorney, and health care directive. Contact us today

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I am often asked. Clients are often concerned it will hurt their case if they leave the house and more often than not it does not. On the financial side it is a definite no, the characterization of separate vs community property and the amount of equity will not change. In terms of parenting the […]

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New clients facing divorce always ask ” what do I need to bring to our first meeting”. I have a list of documents I suggest to them to try to locate, mostly financial, and I am often surprised when clients faces go white and I see fear. Too often parties are completely in the dark […]

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After the holidays is typically a very busy time for family law attorneys. Often parties hold it together through the holidays for the children and run to lawyers the day the kids go back to school. There is never a good time to tell children of an upcoming separation, the key is how you tell […]

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