How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Could Impact Your Family Law Case

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, took effect at the beginning of the year. The Act could potentially impact those who are recently divorced or are currently going through the divorce process. Bliss Law Group is taking a closer look at some of the areas related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how it affects our clients and their finances. Spousal Maintenance. The Tax Cuts and Read More

Social Media Use During Your Divorce

In the current digital culture, connectivity is a convenience. We live our lives online and carry around a device that provides entertainment and allows for instant communication. While this technology is beneficial for many, it can also make things more complicated – especially if you are in the process of divorce. Many people are unaware that electronic data you would typically want to keep private (ex: social Read More

Get Off on the Right Foot in 2018 With Your Estate Planning

FACT: Whether you’re single or married, young or old, or have several assets or very few, you need an estate plan. Estate plans inform your loved ones (and also the government and the courts) of your wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself or pass away. By taking the time now to sit down with the right estate planning lawyer, you can think about the future and provide answers and guidance for your loved Read More

Peace of Mind in the Holidays

For those considering divorcing from their spouse, the holidays can be a stressful and emotional time of year. Despite your feelings about your current relationship, you may be hesitant to speak with an attorney for fear of ruining your family’s otherwise happy holiday season. But Bliss Law Group wants to assure you that this is not the case. Meeting with an attorney can actually provide you with some much-needed Read More

Communication Tips for Parenting During the Holidays

Finding the Right Tone and Method of Delivery:  After a divorce, or even during the divorce process, communicating with an ex-spouse can be difficult and unpleasant.  The ways that you used to communicate with each other may no longer be effective now that your relationship situation has changed.  Ignoring this issue off right from the beginning is not a healthy route to take, especially when you both are caring for Read More

How to Take Care of Yourself After Your Divorce

Divorce ranks high on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, second only to death. The effects can show up in a variety of ways from weight fluctuation, to insomnia, to feelings of insecurity about the future. This major life change takes a toll both emotionally and physically. That is why it’s so important to make sure that of all the things that need tending to at this difficult time—your home, your job, your children, Read More

What is Collaborative Law and How Can It Help You?

A Brief Q&A on Collaborative Law In recent years there has been a push for more alternative and non-confrontational avenues in handling and resolving Family Law Complex issues; avenues in which both parties are able to negotiate and compromise. One of the options that is being used more frequently is Collaborative Law.  Collaborative Divorce can be used for issues such as but not limited to: Child custody Read More

Understanding the Equitable Allocation of Assets & Debts in Divorce; AKA Who gets the house and the 401k?

Usually, one of the major concerns when beginning the divorce process is the division of marital assets and debts. Unless you situated a very thorough pre-nuptial agreement, there will usually be disagreements. If you and your spouse cannot ultimately agree on a settlement, Washington Law requires that courts divide the marital estate in a way that is “just and equitable.” Do not be mistaken though, in this case, Read More

What is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in Washington State

Did you know, you can be legally separated, but not divorced? Divorce and legal separation fall under the same statute, and as a result, they have a lot of similarities but there are some distinct differences that separate the two.   In both situations, courts can divide assets and debts, determine child custody, and award child and spousal support using the same criteria. Both legal separation and divorce may Read More

Sharing Is Caring: 6 Tips to Help You Adapt and Thrive With Shared Custody

Shared custody between former partners can present challenges to some parents, as they balance their child’s needs with their own, all while navigating relations with a former spouse. Sharing your children’s time can be a fruitful and rewarding experience for parents if they utilize the following 6 tips on adapting and thriving with shared custody. 1) Be the bigger person When a couple separates or Read More