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June 2018 Archives

Alcohol blamed for 3-vehicle accident on I-84 in Gresham

Alcohol is commonly blamed for multi-vehicle traffic accidents, but usually only one driver is charged with an alcohol-related traffic violation. A three-vehicle accident on I-84 in Gresham has the unusual distinction of involving two allegedly intoxicated drivers.

When is legal separation the right choice for Washington couples?

There are times in which Washington couples may find themselves in a situation where they want to formally end their relationship, but a divorce is not an option. In these cases, separation is a possibility. This is also an option for a couple who wants to formally separate for an extended period of time before moving forward with divorce. 

Washington's requirements for a valid will

Having a valid will can be an important part of ensuring that a Vancouver resident's estate is distributed according to their wishes upon their death. However, a will is more than just a list of assets. Individuals who wish to execute wills and to have them considered valid must follow the laws of the state to ensure they are done correctly.

How mediation helps divorcing couples in Washington

For most Vancouver couples who decide to end their marriages, the divorce process can be stressful and emotionally painful. One method for reducing the stress and emotion in a divorce is the use of divorce mediation. Mediation is a process of dispute resolution that has been used in Washington courtroom proceedings since passage of the 1984 Court Improvement Act. While not limited to divorces, mediation is especially useful in resolving the anger-laden disputes that are common in divorce proceedings.

Teen accused of drunk driving after 3-car accident on Highway 14

Penalties for drunk driving in Washington are severe enough by themselves, but when the accused is a teenager, a conviction for drunk driving can have disastrous consequences for the accused's entire life. A recent accident in Vancouver on Highway 14 is allegedly the result of drunk driving by an 18-year-old teenager.

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