Children in cities across the country, including in Spokane, look forward to the holidays in anticipation -- crossing their fingers that their gifts will include at least some of the irresistible toys they saw on the shelves of stores and online. They have no idea of the dangers some of the toys pose, and fortunately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls most of the items that pose personal injury threats. However, some toys are not recalled before they have caused harm. For that reason, parents will be wise to inspect all toys before they buy them as well as gifts from other people.
Come Jan. 1, the rules of the alimony game – in place for more than 70 years – will change.
Many workers in Washington state never experience heart conditions, arthritis, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, stroke or other chronic illnesses, medical crisis or debilitating injuries. However, Social Security Disability Insurance might be the only means of support for those whose medical conditions are work-disrupting. U.S. workers' payroll taxes secure SSDI coverage for contributors.
In Washington and other states, law enforcement is out in full force at this time of the year, especially on roads around clubs, bars and other places where alcohol is served. Almost everybody has something to celebrate as the end of the year approaches, and those who choose to drink and drive might just as soon have to consider their criminal defense options. A 36-year-old man was arrested and locked up after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident.
Washington is a community property state in which all assets accumulated by the couple during their marriage considered to be owned equally by each partner, and subject to property division in the event of a divorce. This community property concept also applies to debts. One of the frequently asked questions for family law attorneys involves gifts that the spouses gave each other during the marriage.