Following the closure of a nightclub in Washington last August, Seattle police continued an investigation that led to the recent arrest of the owner of the establishment. The criminal charges that were filed against the owner include conspiracy. The allegations are based on evidence found by the Homeland Security Investigations drug task force during an undercover operation.
A car accident is a frightening and potentially life-altering experience for anyone and even a minor collision can throw you for a loop. Knowing and reviewing what you should do at the scene can help you be prepared to act accordingly if you are involved in one.
Sometimes, changing circumstances can cause carefully worked out child custody plans to become ineffective. For that reason, family law allows parents to petition the court for modification of child custody orders. Parents whose relationship remains amicable could even negotiate changes, and then present the proposed alterations to a Washington court for approval -- as long as they are in the best interest of the child involved.
With the many reports about plastic surgery that went wrong, people in Spokane and other cities in Washington state might think twice before undergoing cosmetic surgery. Even procedures that are typically safe could lead to patients suffering personal injury. Any negligence by the medical staff or the plastic surgeon could have devastating consequences.
People in Washington state who have severe health conditions that prevent them from returning to work might be overwhelmed by the daunting application process for disability benefits. Although the Social Security Administration says it is essential to process Social Security disability applications quickly, the process could take months, and a significant percentage of applications are initially denied. However, the SSA has a list of serious disabilities that get preference and the applications of people suffering from those conditions are fast-tracked.
It is often reported that January is the month in which many people file for divorce. Some family law attorneys say that the holidays might be the final straw in marital relations that are already scarred. In other cases, couples with children postpone the filing to avoid spoiling the celebrations for their children. Regardless of the reason or when a divorce is filed in Washington, one or both spouses might be concerned about hidden assets and bank accounts.