5 Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

A sign that says, “Know your rights!” It is directed at undocumented immigrants, especially as it pertains to deportation defense, according to Clearwater Law Group.

There are over 55 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the United States. And while the Constitution doesn’t permit foreigners to enter the US without going through the proper channels, it does protect their human rights once they’re here.  By legal definition, an undocumented immigrant is a foreign national who has entered the United States without…

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Complete Your DACA Renewal With These 10 Simple Steps

A DACA renewal form, as described by Clearwater Law Group.

For most people, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a dream come true. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today, and you deserve to be treated as such. You are eligible for employment authorization like all hard-working Americans. If you want to keep your status, you need to renew it every two years. And…

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From an Estate Planning Attorney: How a Memory-Related Disease Can Affect Your Estate Planning

A senior couple consult with their estate planning attorney at Clearwater Law Group to finalize their estate ahead of retirement, while neither of them have a memory-related disease.

In a recent blog, we talked about how to plan for incapacity when putting together an estate plan. Another issue that can impact your estate planning is a memory-related disease. As the name suggests, this is a health issue that directly impacts your memory and can make it hard to make the important decisions required…

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From a Child Custody Attorney: How Parent Location Can Affect a Child Custody Decision

A divorced couple, with their son, settle their custody case, as the father’s child custody attorney at Clearwater Law Group has him sign the custody agreement.

In Washington State child custody cases, the court’s main goal is to place the child in the home with the most stable, nurturing environment and one that is in their best interests. Parents often work with child custody attorneys in a divorce to create a parenting plan that outlines a custody arrangement that benefits their…

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How to Choose a Trust Administration Attorney

A couple consults a trust attorney at Clearwater Law Group as they work to open their trust and they learn about how their trust administration will work.

Are you looking to create a trust? If so, hiring a trust administration attorney is one of the best things you can do. As your trust administrator, we will inform all the necessary parties that you have passed, which may include your beneficiaries, life insurance provider, bank, credit card company, or mortgage company. We will…

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Crimes That Can Result in Limitations on Your Ability to obtain Permanent Residency in the U.S.

An Immigration attorney at Clearwater Law Group reviews a denied green card application because of criminal history.

Immigration Law: What Crimes Can Limit Your Ability to Obtain Permanent Residency in the U.S.? Are you in the process of obtaining permanent residency in the U.S.? If so, keep in mind that certain crimes can limit your ability to get a green card for permanent residence. This may not be relevant if you do…

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10 Times a Social Media Post or Text Changed the Outcome of a Divorce or Custody Case

Female divorce client at Clearwater Law Group reads an angry text from her soon-to-be ex, which she will screen shot, to be used in her case against them.

Social media is a wonderful way to stay connected with family and friends. You may love posting pictures and updates about your family, including snapshots of your latest vacation to Hawaii and your teen’s baseball tournament. However, social media can be dangerous if you are not careful, especially during a divorce or child custody battle.…

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Top 5 Reasons You Can Get Sued That You Didn’t Know About

A female client at Clearwater Law Group receives a surprise notice of legal action against her.

People can start a lawsuit for many reasons–some much more surprising than others. In 2015, a New York resident set out to sue after falling down the stairs at the Grand Central Station after a crime-show TV poster caught her off guard. The lawsuit did not go through, but plenty of lawsuits do–or at least…

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How Divorce Can Affect Estate Planning

An estate attorney at Clearwater Law Group consults with a couple about their estate plan during their divorce.

When you file divorce papers in Washington State, you likely expect it to make a huge impact on your life. It takes a toll on the finances and your children—but did you also know that it can affect your estate planning? Here, we will explain the basics behind how getting a divorce in the Tri-Cities…

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What are the potential DUI penalties in Washington?

A man’s hands in handcuffs after he is arrested for DUI, and just before he calls Clearwater Law Group for DUI representation

Washington State takes DUIs seriously, whether it’s a first, second, or third offense. If you are facing DUI charges or know someone who is awaiting conviction, it helps to know what penalties you could be facing. That way, you know how to plan. Today, we will provide some general information about DUI penalties for first…

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