Your family and career have likely always been entwined with any change you make in one area inevitably impacting the other. Most people going through a divorce can expect to miss some work to attend court. They may have increased stress, making them short-tempered, or shared custody may require modifications in working schedules. Certain careers have impacts that go beyond the customary. Doctors, entrepreneurs, and tech professionals face unique challenges during and after divorce.
You are trained in school to be stoic, deliver excellent bedside manner, and face the unknown with curiosity and a desire to “fix it.” Facing divorce may have you feeling like you have failed or guilty if you have children about the long-term implications your divorce may have on them. Not to mention the choices you have to make regarding your career if you want to pull back and spend more time focused on your kids.
Financially, your divorce may derail or delay your long-term plans even if you were part of a dual-income family. It is important to know you can ask for help; it does not have to be up to you to fix everything. Our team of highly qualified family law attorneys can help you devise and negotiate a plan that will allow you and your family thrive.
Did you start your career at a startup? Inching your way forward, taking stock options instead of compensation? As you approach divorce, your financial portfolio can be a labyrinth to divide without legal expertise.
We have been around Seattle based techies long enough to know that upward mobility and opportunity can come from any corner of the globe at any time. If you have children, you want to ensure your divorce settlement and parenting plan take that kind of unpredictability into consideration to help avoid future chaos and frustration. When thinking about a parenting plan, you may have unique challenges as your career has likely required long workdays and significant time away from your family to nurture your success.
An experienced family law attorney from Elise Buie Family Law can help you pinpoint what matters most for you and negotiate a settlement that positions your family for long-term success. Call us today.
If you and your partner reside in Washington state and are unmarried, you each might qualify for the legal protections availed to you by law by classifying your relationship as a committed intimate relationship.
If you have a significant amount of money saved, you might be considering giving some of it away while you are still alive via what is known in estate planning jargon as a living inheritance. Depending on your desires, you can give your beneficiaries a portion of or all of the inheritance you intend to give them.
Estate planning is commonly associated with preparing for asset distribution and financial management in the event of the estate plan owner’s incapacitation or death. However, an estate plan can protect more than just people and what they have worked so hard during their lifetimes to build. A carefully crafted Washington state estate plan can also protect pets.
Despite being divorced, you may still be able to collect social security benefits through your ex-spouse. Even if you went through a high-conflict divorce or are not on good terms with your ex-spouse currently, they cannot stop you from collecting these benefits if you are eligible. Likewise, your ex-spouse does not need to permit you to apply for social security benefits or have previously completed an application themselves.
If you live in Washington State and have an estranged family member, are you worried about them contesting your will after you die? Well, don’t worry quite yet. There are a variety of criteria an individual must meet to contest a will in the state of Washington.
Depending on your situation, there might also be measures you can take as you revisit your existing estate plan or create a new one to cause them to think twice about doing so. Here is what you need to know about whether an estranged family member can contest a will in Washington state.
When parents go through a divorce, child custody can be one of the hardest issues to deal with. But increasingly in American households, pets are part of the family, and separating can create similar concerns over who gets the family pet.
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Far too many families end up fighting, or at least experiencing tension, over a family inheritance, but it does not have to be that way. Having counseled families for years, we offer the following advice to help your family avoid fighting over your property — while you are here and after you die.
If you are getting divorced, you may be worried about what it will do to your finances. Maybe your finances are heavily intertwined with your spouse’s, or you are worried about what your future will look like, given these changes.…
Establishing paternity and parentage is important for many families and parents. Regardless of why you want to establish paternity and parentage, the process has the potential to be confusing, especially if you are unfamiliar with the terms and rules for…
You can use Collaborative Law to support your process of creating and negotiating a prenup with your partner.