Author: Steve Hemmat

September 18th, 2023

The Role of Law Enforcement in Domestic Violence Cases

It’s helpful to understand how law enforcement works with Washington courts, petitioners, and respondents in domestic violence protection order (DVPO) matters. Discuss your situation with a trusted and caring Seattle attorney today.


August 27th, 2023

The Unique Challenges Domestic Violence Survivors in Same-Sex Relationships May Face When Seeking Legal Protections

Washington State has taken steps to explicitly address victims in all types of relationships to ensure that survivors of any sexual orientation or gender identity can enjoy the same legal protections from domestic violence. Here’s how to get started.


August 18th, 2023

Understanding the Legal Considerations and Protective Measures of Domestic Violence and Divorce in Seattle

Washington state has taken several steps to establish legal protections for survivors of domestic violence, particularly when it comes to empowering victims to pursue a divorce from an abusive partner. Contact a trusted attorney today to learn more.


July 27th, 2023

Cooperative Divorce: Resolving Disputes Amicably in Seattle for a Harmonious Separation

There are several benefits to collaborative divorce, such as a reduction in cost, a shorter timeline, and a more harmonious approach to resolving disagreements as they arise. Reach out to a Seattle attorney today to learn more.


July 9th, 2023

How Can You Protect Your Privacy and Digital Footprint in Seattle During Divorce?

In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s essential to take specific steps to protect your privacy and digital footprint as you navigate the divorce process.


July 7th, 2023

The Best Interest of the Child: A Guiding Principle in Washington State Family Law

In this article, we aim to demystify the concept of ‘the best interest of the child,’ a crucial standard used in Washington State family law proceedings, explaining its elements, implications, and how it shapes outcomes in child custody and visitation disputes.


July 3rd, 2023

Abusive Use of Conflict in Family Law Cases

This article delves into the issue of abusive use of conflict in Washington State family law, exploring its meaning, potential dangers, court remedies, and best practices to manage and avoid such behavior, all aimed at helping laymen navigate these turbulent waters.


June 28th, 2023

How to Prepare for a Civil Domestic Violence Hearing in Washington State

The full domestic violence protective order (DVPO) hearing is where the judge will determine whether to issue a final protection order. By preparing notes ahead of time and enlisting the help of a caring and trusted attorney, you can face the hearing with greater confidence.


June 21st, 2023

The Impact of Domestic Violence Protection Orders on Survivors in Washington State

Obtaining a Domestic Violence Protection Order can provide you with a renewed sense of safety, shield you and your children from harm, and empower you to regain control of your life. Reach out to a caring Seattle attorney today to learn more.


June 12th, 2023

Understanding Discovery Requests for Admission (RFA’s) in Washington Family Law

What are requests for admission? How are they used, what are their limitations, and how might they impact my case? Learn more about litigations least used discovery tool.