Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is Spousal Support a Tax Deduction?

Spousal supports are generally deductable from the payer spouse’s taxes and charged as income to the payee.  To be eligible for a tax deduction, the spousal support payment must be:            1.       The payments must be made in an actual … Continue reading

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With Spring fast approaching many people will soon be taking to the water to enjoy fishing and other recreational activities in their boats.  Many people do not understand the rules governing boating under the influence as well as its counterpart … Continue reading

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Temporary Orders for Family Support – “Pendente Lite Relief”

A divorce can take months and sometimes even years to get resolved by the Court.  Most people simply cannot wait that long and need a quick decision or Pendente Lite Relief regarding child custody, visitation, the cars, the house – … Continue reading

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Modifications of Spousal Support

The current economy is having a substantial impact on families and the ability to pay spousal support.  Spousal support obligors are either losing their jobs or suffering a substantial reduction in income.  Thus, our Courts are facing a huge increase … Continue reading

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Enhanced DUI Penalties for High Blood Alcohol Content

The State of Washington has standard penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence.  However, drivers with extremely high blood alcohol content (BAC) may be subject to more severe or enhanced DUI penalties.  Washington requires drivers to maintain the … Continue reading

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First DUI Charge Alert for Superbowl Weekend

Police will be out in force this Superbowl weekend.  If you find yourself arrested or charged for driving under the influence for the first time, you have important statutory rights that could keep you out of jail and reduce your … Continue reading

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Police in the Vancouver/Portland Metro area are increasing patrols during Super Bowl weekend.  In the hours after the Super Bowl, State troopers will be out in full force throughout Oregon and Washington to catch drivers under the influence. Police are … Continue reading

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