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

How Divorce Can Affect Estate Planning

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…

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

What are the potential DUI penalties in Washington?

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…

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A client at Clearwater Law Group’s marriage green card visa and their wedding ring.

How to Apply for a Marriage Green Card

Congratulations! Now that you have tied the knot (or are about to), you might be thinking about your living arrangements. Will you and your significant other live in the U.S.? If so, you may need to apply for a marriage green card. Let’s cover the steps so that you know…

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A power of attorney form, which an estate planning lawyer at Clearwater Law Group can help with.

From an Estate Planning Lawyer: How to Plan for Incapacity

With age comes wisdom–and increased risk for health issues. What happens if you become incapacitated from such issues? That depends on whether you have a healthcare directive and power of attorney in place. Many people think of this kind of estate planning as a “living will” but true living wills…

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How to Start the Immigration Process at the Immigration Office

If you are not an American citizen but wish to live in the United States, there are a number of ways to make that happen. To begin the immigration process, you must obtain an immigrant visa.  Here at Clearwater Law Group, we strive to help those looking to be in…

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What Is A Felony?

Washington State is known for many things, but going easy on felons is not one of them. What is a felony exactly? In this blog, we will explore the legal definition, in addition to the consequences and how it varies from a misdemeanor, so that you can be better prepared…

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What Is Considered Marital (Community) Property in Washington State?

Property division is one part of the divorce process that often requires a mediator. That’s because multiple marital assets can make it tricky to determine who gets what. One common question our divorce attorneys get is: is Washington a community property state? The answer is yes. In this article, we…

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Pile of immigration and citizenship documents for the USA | Clearwater Law Group | undocumented immigrants

What Are the Rights and Processes for Undocumented Immigrants?

By the legal definition, anyone who is not legally permitted to live in the U.S. is an undocumented immigrant. You might think you have no rights in the country if this is your situation. However, this is untrue. In the U.S., there are immigrant rights even for those who are…

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Divorced mother talks to her daughter about a change in their parenting plan, with help from Clearwater Law Group

Modification of a Parenting Plan And Child Custody in a Kennewick Divorce

So, you reached an agreement with your spouse or the child’s other parent. You came together, worked hard, and found an outcome that was the best for your kids. You were ecstatic, overjoyed. But then you notice the other spouse is doing something wrong. Something that you don’t think is…

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Demystifying Washington Divorce in Kennewick and Tri-cities WA

Christopher M. Hoxie, Family Law Attorney Divorce is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. No one plans for the breakdown of one of the most, if not the most, important relationships in their life. For most people, they are emotionally unprepared for the process of disentangling…

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