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Parenting Plan? Do you want visistation on Halloween?

Did you know that Halloween is not a standard holiday included Washington parenting plans?

In Parenting Plans in the State of Washington, the holiday schedule, found in Section 10, determines visitation between parents and children on holidays.  Standard holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are included by default in every Parenting Plan; however, if you want visitation with your children on Halloween, then it needs to be included in the holidays.

Too often important holidays like Halloween are absent, leaving many parents without a remedy to see their children on Halloween.

Be sure to review your parenting plan with an experienced family law attorney before it becomes final. To meet with our family law attorneys in Olympia or Centralia about your divorce, parenting plan, child support, or family law matter, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP (360) 736-1301 or visit

Peter Abbarno wins “Best Volunteer” award!

Peter Abbarno, Partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, recently won the “Best Volunteer in Lewis County” award presented to him by the Daily Chronicle newspaper. The award was voted on by the readers of the Chronicle.

“Thank you Lewis County and the Chronicle readers for voting me the “Best Volunteer in Lewis County,” said Abbarno.  “This award goes out to all the volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live.”  Peter volunteers for a number of organizations in the community, including President of the Centralia College Foundation, Centralia City Councilmember, Watch D.O.G.S, W.F. West mentorship program, Morton High School Mock Trial Team, Special Olympics, Centralia Community Foundation, Centralia Back to School Supply Drive, and many more.

“I want to thank my wife Holly and children for understanding my time away from home and appreciating my passion for giving back,” Abbarno added.  “This community is an extension of my family. Volunteering and lending a hand is just what families do for each other. It is truly an honor, Thank you.”

Althauser Rayan Abbarno wins “Best Place to Work” award!

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno recently won the “Best Place to Work” in Lewis County award. The award was presented by the Daily Chronicle newspaper.

We want to thank the Lewis County Community and The Chronicle readers for voting our law firm the “Best Place to Work in Lewis County.”

We strongly believe in providing a positive work environment for our staff where they are vested in our law firm and your case. In return, our clients get better costumer services and better results. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing individuals and businesses in the South Sound and Southwest Washington for more than 70 years. With offices in Olympia and Centralia, our staff and attorneys can address all your legal needs.

We encourage you to come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Schedule your consultation with our attorneys in Centralia or Olympia by calling (360) 736-1301 or visit

Seattle Seahawks Injury Report- Week 1 v. Denver

The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are proud sponsors of the weekly Seattle Seahawks Injury report and live broadcast of Seattle Seahawks games on KMNT 104.3! Be sure to tune-in!

For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented individuals and businesses in our community. For a Free Injury Consultation, contact our injury attorneys in Olympia and Centralia at (360) 736-1301.

Injury Attorneys: Low-Impact Crashes Cause Injuries

One of the most common arguments made by insurance companies is that “your low impact car accident did not cause your injuries.” At Althauser Rayan Abbarno, our injury attorneys won’t let the insurance companies discount your injuries and bully you to settle for less than you deserve.

Injured? Injury Attorneys Althauser Rayan Abbarno.
Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301 for a FREE Injury Consultation in Olympia or Centralia.

We have all heard or seen the stories where a car was totaled in a collision but the driver walked away unharmed. We also have seen the story where a relatively minor car accident resulted in major injuries that caused a lifetime of problems for the driver or passenger. At Althauser Rayan Abbarno, we have seen just about everything.

In most car accidents, regardless of the severity of the impact, the driver’s and passengers’ bodies are jolted and jostled in various directions. They may be sitting straight, reaching for the radio at a red light, or turning their head to speak to another occupant of the car. Speed, direction, and body positioning are all factors that determine the severity of an injury.

Too often, insurance companies equate minor vehicle damage with a minor physical injury. It is also true that the driver and/or passengers may also believe they are not hurt from a low-impact collision because they do not experience immediate symptoms. It is not uncommon, for victims of an automobile collision to wake the next day stiff and in pain.

Victims of car accidents should not be punished for the negligence of other drivers. Insurance companies often fail to realize that it is costly and time consuming to obtain reasonable medical care, coordinate the repair of a vehicle, or lose precious time with family and friends because of pain, discomfort, and physical limitations. Our legal system can’t take pain away or rewind time. All it can do is compensate the victims financially. Don’t give up your legal rights.

Injury Attorneys in Centralia and Olympia! Call (360) 736-1301 for Free Consultation.

Proving to insurance companies that your injuries are worth compensating financially is what Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys do daily. If you are a victim of a car accident, don’t delay, call (360) 736-1301 for a FREE Injury consultation and evaluation in Olympia or Centralia.

For more than 70 years, the Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been representing injury victims in the South Sound, Southwest Washington, and throughout the State of Washington.

Estate Planning explained by Althauser Rayan Abbarno on KELA AM1470.

For more than 70 years, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented individuals and businesses in our community. In the South Sound and Southwest Washington, our attorneys have helped clients plan for the expected and unexpected events in life.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney Todd Rayan was recently on AM1470 KELA’s  “Let’s Talk About It” show to discuss Estate Planning and Probate. To listen to the episode visit Estate Planning on KELA through the Althauser Rayan Abbarno Facebook page. 





Vote For Althauser Rayan Abbarno: Best of Lewis County!

Thank you for the recent nomination of Althauser Rayan Abbarno, Peter Abbarno, and Jake McGhie for the “Best of Lewis County!” Please consider voting daily at beginning August 16th.

our-teamThe law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno was recently nominated:

  • Best Place to Work in Lewis County, and
  • Best Customer Service in Lewis County!

Please consider voting daily at The Chronicle.




peter-abbarnoAlthauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno was nominated:

  • Best Volunteer in Lewis County; and
  • Best Elected Official in Lewis County!

Please consider voting daily at The Chronicle.




jakob-mcghieAlthauser Rayan Abbarno attorney Jake McGhie was nominated:

  • Best Young Professional in Lewis County!

Please consider Voting daily at The Chronicle.

Local Attorneys Help Provide Educational Opportunities to Students

The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno believe the foundation of any successful community is a quality education. So, partners Todd Rayan and Peter Abbarno made supporting educational opportunities for all students one of their core business values.

The Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys at Tri-Club Rotary Auction to support Discovery! Children’s Museum!

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno invite you to join them in supporting some great local organizations that really make a difference in the life of our students. Here are ways you can help our students succeed:

W.F. West Mentorship Program

The Chehalis School District Mentorship Program is a good example of a program that builds relationships and creates partnerships between students and leaders in the community. Abbarno, an active mentor at W.F. West, is looking to help build the program by recruiting mentors. “The Chehalis School District Mentoring Program’s goal is for W.F West seniors to be better prepared for their future pathway, persist through high school challenges, and achieve overall success because they have the support of a mentor,” said Autumn Ledgerwood, Chehalis School District Mentor Coordinator/At-Risk Specialist. “Mentors, like Peter, become part of our students’ lifelong network of people who genuinely seek to foster their professional and personal success beyond high school.”

To read more visit the Chronicle. 

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Grandparents May Have Visitation Rights in Washington!

Washington has a new law that allows for grandparents and other relatives by blood or marriage (including step-family members) the chance to gain visitation with a child who is not their own biological child. The non-parent must prove: (1) they have a strong relationship with the child; and, (2) that the child will suffer harm if visitation is not granted. Although the burden is high for grandparents to awarded visitation with their grandchildren, the door has been opened by the Washington State Legislature.

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Attorneys Helping South Sound Residents with their Estate Plans Since 1946!

According to a new recent survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents such as a will or living trust. For those with children under the age of 18, a mere 36 percent having an end-of-life plan in place.  And, having a will may not be enough. Many individuals have a will, but it may not be valid.

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