Clearwater Law Blog.

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

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

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…

Read More
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.

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

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…

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

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

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

What Is 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. Marital property, also known as community property is used to define property ownership once a marriage is over. One common question our…

Read More