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Managing marital property: What certain celebrities did right

2020 has been a challenging year for Washington state family law courts, divorcing couples figuring out parenting plans at a fraught time, and Mary Kate Olsen. There’s no guarantee that 2021 will be much better, but it pays to be hopeful. If you’re planning to sort out marital property issues in the coming year, limited business in family courts might still present a challenge.

Defective Toy Stories: When playtime turns into horror

In the Pixar animated film Toy Story, Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the toy gang come to life when their owner Andy is not looking. The film and its sequels are heartwarming tales of toys’ journey as a giver of joy to little kids. Unlike Buzz and his team of fellow trinkets, these defective playthings caused pain, personal injury lawsuits, and emotional scars to kids and their parents.

Thanksgiving and divorce don’t always jell, but they’re not so bad together

As you know, 2020 has been quite eventful. And now that the year is almost over, we're feeling a bit nostalgic. We'd like to reflect on the good ol' days when news of a celebrity divorce around Thanksgiving was cause for alarm.

We’ve been practicing family law in the Evergreen State longer than most celebrities have been married, so we know that separations during Thanksgiving aren’t that unusual.