Yearly Archives: 2013

How Much Domestic Violence Is There?

In today’s news, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that reports that domestic violence in the world is rampant.  In high income countries, WHO estimates that about 23% of women are victims.  The WHO report does not make

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When is it Right to Take Custody of Someone Else’s Child?

                 Under Washington law, a person other than a parent (a non-parent) may petition for custody of a child “by filing a petition seeking custody of the child in the county where the child is permanently resident or where the

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Custody Evaluations III – Seattle Divorce Attorney

Given the importance of a parent’s right to raise his or her children, parents must have a good opportunity to challenge a bad parenting evaluation.  The parenting evaluation should be based on statements that are recorded or which at least

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Child Custody Evaluations II — Seattle Divorce Attorney

The things normally done in a parenting evaluation consist of interviews of the parents and children; observations of the parent/child relationship; interviews of collateral contacts, such as teachers, relatives, counselors; review of relevant documents; psychological or substance abuse testing, if

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How Alimony is Awarded — Seattle Divorce Attorney

By  Allen Glass As a divorce attorney practicing in King County, I am often trying to negotiate alimony (called “spousal maintenance” in Washington).  According to the Internal Revenue Service, former spouses pay around $9 billion in alimony each year. In

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Child Custody Evaluations I — Seattle Divorce Attorney

By Allen Glass On June 26, 2011, the Seattle Times ran a front-page article detailing the simultaneous personal tragedy of the late forensic psychologist Dr. Stuart Greenberg and the systematic failure of the judicial system that propelled his career for

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Checklist for Domestic Violence– Seattle Divorce Attorney

By Allen Glass Watch out if your partner Is so crazy about you he wants to settle in as soon as you meet. Is incredibly jealous.  Your partner should not be accusing you of flirting with everyone you encounter. You

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