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Stars, Just Like Us: Ben & Jen–lesson in asset distribution

After announcing they made the “difficult decision” to separate and divorce after ten blissful years of marriage, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner face the unenviable task of dividing their assets, just like any other couple facing a divorce would… except they have a lot more things to split up and a more complicated asset distribution […]

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Had a Boating Accident? Report It!

Washington Law requires a boat operator or owner to do a Boating Accident Report when: There is damage of over $500;  A person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid;  There is loss of life; or  There is a disappearance of a person who was recreationally boating. Boating Accident Report forms are available from the Seattle […]

Draeger Breath Test Presence Imminent, Impact TBD

In November the Washington State Patrol unveiled the Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath test machine. The Patrol received legislative approval in 2010 to switch to these machines, and has been working hard to make sure that the new instruments would fit into our state’s DUI program. The Patrol believes the instruments are ready to win the confidence of […]

Adoption Opportunities for Same Sex Couples in Washington

Joint adoption laws permit same-sex couples to adopt a child together. By doing this, both prospective parents become a child’s legal parents. According to the Family Equality Council, adoption non-discrimination laws protect LGBT parents from discrimination by adoption agencies. Currently, 35 states and D.C. allow LGBT parents to petition for joint adoption including Oregon, Washington, […]