Steve Hemmat

January 14th, 2023

What’s the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in Washington?

The main difference between a divorce and a legal separation in Washington is the end result. While a divorce decree legally dissolves the marriage, spouses who pursue a legal separation still have a legal relationship at the end of the process. Talk to a trusted attorney today to learn more.


December 21st, 2022

What is Considered Domestic Violence in the State of Washington?

Survivors of domestic violence often feel isolated, overwhelmed, and fearful, and they may not know how to seek help when they need it most. Reaching out to a compassionate Seattle family law attorney is the best way to ensure you obtain the legal protections you need to regain control of your life.


November 28th, 2022

For Petitioners: How Can I Seek a Protection Order in Washington State?

In addition to expanding the legal definition of domestic violence, Washington state has streamlined the petition process for obtaining Protection Orders. Reach out to a caring and compassionate Seattle attorney today to discuss your options.


November 8th, 2022

The Dangers of Non-Attorney Representation

Navigating the legal system is difficult and arduous. Make sure you are relying on trusted sources of information and advice when times are tough. Moving too quickly can put you in peril.


October 21st, 2022

How a Qualified Mediation Attorney Can Help During a Washington Divorce

Mediation offers many separating couples the opportunity to negotiate the terms of their divorce under the guidance of a neutral third party. This process allows both parties to work together to dictate the terms of the divorce, giving you full control over your newly independent futures.


October 7th, 2022

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Washington State?

As a no-fault divorce state, Washington does not require either spouse to cite a specific reason for pursuing a divorce. While you can navigate the divorce process without an attorney, that isn’t to say we recommend it. Secure counsel to ensure your goals are achieved.


July 5th, 2022

“De Facto” Parentage: What is It?

Sometimes, family relationships can fall in a grey area between traditional parentage and an assumed parent. As many families are different, the courts stepped in…


June 28th, 2022

Wheel of Fortune: Judge Rules Winnings are Community Property

Family law can be a byzantine and confusing maze to the uninitiated. Washington is one of only nine states in the Union to practice what…


June 17th, 2022

Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims: Terminating a Lease

If you are a victim who needs to leave your apartment after an act of domestic violence, you should be aware of a Washington state…