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5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State

Child support is more than just about monthly payments, it is a father’s or mother’s obligation to place the child in the same position she or he would have been had the parents stayed together. There are many child support myths and below are some of them. Myth 1: Child support...
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Top 10 “Must Include” Clauses in a Lease or Rental Agreement

Nowadays lease or rental agreements are available all across the web. However, one size does not fit all and most landlords and tenants find themselves in difficult situations. An important clause omitted from the agreement may create a chaos between the parties. Here are the top 10 clauses you need to include...
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Stop the Foreclosure and Save your Home in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you facing a foreclosure proceeding? Do you know you have an option to file bankruptcy and save your home? Here is some information for homeowners to delay or stop the foreclosure, repay the debt on their mortgages and, in certain cases, eliminate junior liens (i.e. lien stripping) from your...
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Major Changes for Employers & F-1 Students on STEM OPT Go Into Effect May 10, 2016

On March 11, 2016 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule 81 FR 13039, which will expand optional practical training (OPT) for students with U.S. degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and create new obligations for F-1 students and F-1 employers starting May 10,...
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2016 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released!

Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its eleventh Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports. 2016 Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsor 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Status: Certified, Denied or Withdrawn 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Job Title 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Work State 2016...
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Taxes in Bankruptcy Proceeding

In Washington, you may retain any property that falls into one of the exemptions categories if you file bankruptcy. However, there are certain debts that you will not be able to discharge even in bankruptcy, among them are certain non-dischargeable taxes, as for example, back taxes are not dischargeable unless...
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BUILDER FINANCING: Pros and Cons

Nowadays, you can arrange mortgage financing for a new home construction through builder’s wholly owned mortgage subsidiaries or affiliate relationships with outside mortgage companies. You may be offered numerous compelling and advantageous sales incentives on the new house, such as upgrades or price breaks. Some of the advantages are: Fast - It...
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What is the timeline for suing for personal injuries?

If you live in Washington state and are pursuing an injury claim, this post will answer some of your questions about the process and the state laws that will affect your claim. Statute of Limitations - The statute of limitations in Washington to commence a lawsuit is 3 (three) years from the...
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E-2 Treaty Investors: arrive and work legally in the U.S.

  The E-2 visa is a very popular nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign technology companies, banks and services companies seeking to send executives, managers and essential employees, and encourage cross-border transactions with the United States. Many types of businesses can qualify for the E-2 Visa, including restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, dry cleaners,...
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How Chapter 11 Works

A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a domicile or residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by… Continue Reading

How Chapter 7 Works

A chapter 7 case begins with the debtor filing a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the individual lives or where the business debtor is organized or has its principal place of business or principal assets. (3) In addition to the petition, the debtor must also file… Continue Reading

News Blog: Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et… Continue Reading

News Blog: Home prices set a record this year thanks to demand from tech workers and Chinese investors

By Emel Akan, Epoch Times | December 29, 2016 | Source: Epoch TimesSeattle home prices hit a record high this year and are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. The city’s thriving tech industry is fueling job growth and demand for homes. It also has become an attractive… Continue Reading

Do You Need an Attorney to Buy or Sell a Home?

Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in one’s life which involves the law of real property. A real estate attorney is the only professional who is trained to deal with these special issues of practice as there are so many complexities that may arise… Continue Reading

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990.  EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or… Continue Reading

Prenuptial Agreements for a peace of mind before marriage

Prenuptial agreement is made by a couple before they marry, and it concerns the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. Couples who bring personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. It is not one of the things that come to mind when you are about… Continue Reading

USCIS Proposed Fee Increases

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after refining its cost accounting process, and determined that current fees do not recover the full costs of the services… Continue Reading

Attention Future/Current Airbnb Hosts: Why Start as an LLC?

Injured guests, damage to yours or neighboring properties, and unpaid taxes are just one of the few issues that you might deal with as an Airbnb host. Hence, it is pivotal to familiarize yourself with the local laws that govern home rentals, as well as tax consequences involved. First, you… Continue Reading

How Chapter 11 Works

A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a domicile or residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by… Continue Reading

How Chapter 7 Works

A chapter 7 case begins with the debtor filing a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the individual lives or where the business debtor is organized or has its principal place of business or principal assets. (3) In addition to the petition, the debtor must also file… Continue Reading

News Blog: Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et… Continue Reading

News Blog: Home prices set a record this year thanks to demand from tech workers and Chinese investors

By Emel Akan, Epoch Times | December 29, 2016 | Source: Epoch TimesSeattle home prices hit a record high this year and are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. The city’s thriving tech industry is fueling job growth and demand for homes. It also has become an attractive… Continue Reading

Do You Need an Attorney to Buy or Sell a Home?

Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in one’s life which involves the law of real property. A real estate attorney is the only professional who is trained to deal with these special issues of practice as there are so many complexities that may arise… Continue Reading

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990.  EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or… Continue Reading

Prenuptial Agreements for a peace of mind before marriage

Prenuptial agreement is made by a couple before they marry, and it concerns the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. Couples who bring personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. It is not one of the things that come to mind when you are about… Continue Reading

USCIS Proposed Fee Increases

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after refining its cost accounting process, and determined that current fees do not recover the full costs of the services… Continue Reading

Attention Future/Current Airbnb Hosts: Why Start as an LLC?

Injured guests, damage to yours or neighboring properties, and unpaid taxes are just one of the few issues that you might deal with as an Airbnb host. Hence, it is pivotal to familiarize yourself with the local laws that govern home rentals, as well as tax consequences involved. First, you… Continue Reading

How Chapter 11 Works

A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a domicile or residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by… Continue Reading

How Chapter 7 Works

A chapter 7 case begins with the debtor filing a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the individual lives or where the business debtor is organized or has its principal place of business or principal assets. (3) In addition to the petition, the debtor must also file… Continue Reading

News Blog: Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et… Continue Reading

News Blog: Home prices set a record this year thanks to demand from tech workers and Chinese investors

By Emel Akan, Epoch Times | December 29, 2016 | Source: Epoch TimesSeattle home prices hit a record high this year and are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. The city’s thriving tech industry is fueling job growth and demand for homes. It also has become an attractive… Continue Reading

Do You Need an Attorney to Buy or Sell a Home?

Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in one’s life which involves the law of real property. A real estate attorney is the only professional who is trained to deal with these special issues of practice as there are so many complexities that may arise… Continue Reading

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990.  EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or… Continue Reading

Prenuptial Agreements for a peace of mind before marriage

Prenuptial agreement is made by a couple before they marry, and it concerns the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. Couples who bring personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. It is not one of the things that come to mind when you are about… Continue Reading

USCIS Proposed Fee Increases

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after refining its cost accounting process, and determined that current fees do not recover the full costs of the services… Continue Reading

Attention Future/Current Airbnb Hosts: Why Start as an LLC?

Injured guests, damage to yours or neighboring properties, and unpaid taxes are just one of the few issues that you might deal with as an Airbnb host. Hence, it is pivotal to familiarize yourself with the local laws that govern home rentals, as well as tax consequences involved. First, you… Continue Reading

How Chapter 11 Works

By Legal Assistant | April 21, 2020 A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a domicile or residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by… Continue Reading

How Chapter 7 Works

By Legal Assistant | April 21, 2020 A chapter 7 case begins with the debtor filing a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the individual lives or where the business debtor is organized or has its principal place of business or principal assets. (3) In addition to the petition, the debtor must also file… Continue Reading

News Blog: Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

By Legal Assistant | January 26, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1101 et… Continue Reading

News Blog: Home prices set a record this year thanks to demand from tech workers and Chinese investors

By Legal Assistant | January 4, 2017 By Emel Akan, Epoch Times | December 29, 2016 | Source: Epoch TimesSeattle home prices hit a record high this year and are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. The city’s thriving tech industry is fueling job growth and demand for homes. It also has become an attractive… Continue Reading

Do You Need an Attorney to Buy or Sell a Home?

By Legal Assistant | December 13, 2016 Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in one’s life which involves the law of real property. A real estate attorney is the only professional who is trained to deal with these special issues of practice as there are so many complexities that may arise… Continue Reading

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

By Legal Assistant | October 4, 2016 Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990.  EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or… Continue Reading

Prenuptial Agreements for a peace of mind before marriage

By Legal Assistant | June 13, 2016 Prenuptial agreement is made by a couple before they marry, and it concerns the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. Couples who bring personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. It is not one of the things that come to mind when you are about… Continue Reading

USCIS Proposed Fee Increases

By Legal Assistant | May 26, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after refining its cost accounting process, and determined that current fees do not recover the full costs of the services… Continue Reading

Attention Future/Current Airbnb Hosts: Why Start as an LLC?

By Legal Assistant | May 18, 2016 Injured guests, damage to yours or neighboring properties, and unpaid taxes are just one of the few issues that you might deal with as an Airbnb host. Hence, it is pivotal to familiarize yourself with the local laws that govern home rentals, as well as tax consequences involved. First, you… Continue Reading