Settlement negotiations, offers of settlement and related information exchanged during a settlement conference or mediation are “confidential” and cannot be introduced in court at a later time (with a few rare or limited exceptions).CONTINUE READING
When you go to the doctor and have your annual physical, a record of that encounter is created. In the old days your doctor would hand-write a note or dictate comments to be transcribed into your chart. Today she will likely type an entry into your electronic medical record. But who owns your healthcare information?CONTINUE READING
In the most recent edition of NW Lawyer, family law and probate attorneys discuss the ramifications (and results) of the death of a spouse in the midst of a dissolution proceeding. There are many misunderstandings about what happens to property (both community and separate property) when parties are estranged yet still legally married.CONTINUE READING
On June 11, 2014 Anderson Hunter and the Port of Everett presented a complementary seminar discussing the new requirements of the 2014 Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Acts, as well as case law updates and a panel discussion of common issues that arise on open government structure.CONTINUE READING
On June 30, 2014, all registered domestic partners in the State of Washington will automatically become spouses, unless the partnership has been legally dissolved or is in the process of being dissolved, or if one partner is at least 62 years old.CONTINUE READING
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