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Hiring: Olympia & Centralia Family Law Attorney

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Hiring A Family Law Attorney For Olympia and Centralia!

Althauser Rayan Abbarno is hiring a family law attorney!  Our Vibrant and Community Focused Law Firm has  offices in Olympia and Centralia and a very busy practice in both  Lewis and Thurston counties.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated best place to work in Lewis County and Best Customer Service in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle four (4) years in a row. In 2018, our office won Best Place to Work in Lewis County.

Ideal candidate has 1-3 years of family law experience with knowledge of civil practice and court rules, and good writing and organization skills.

We work with our Family Law Clients on many issues, including

  • Divorce/Dissolution;
  • Community and separate property;
  • Child custody and parenting plans;
  • Visitation;
  • Domestic violence protection orders;
  • Anti-harassment orders;
  • Child support;
  • Spousal support and maintenance;
  • Post-secondary support;
  • Relocation; and
  • Modification.

Contact Us!

If you are interested in joining our Legal Team and work in Olympia and Centralia on Family Law cases, please submit cover letter and resume to Todd Rayan at todd@centralialaw.com.

Learn more about Althauser Rayan Abbarno at www.CentraliaLaw.com

Do you want to join our Team?

Best Customer Service and Best Place to Work!

Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated best place to work in Lewis County and Best Customer Service in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle four (4) years in a row. In 2018, our office won Best Place to Work in Lewis County. We are glad our community noticed- Our clients also notice through better results!!

If you are interested in joining our Legal Team and work in Olympia and Centralia on Family Law cases, please submit cover letter and resume to Todd Rayan at todd@centralialaw.com.

 

Althauser Rayan Abbarno: September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno distribute a monthly newsletter to clients and potential clients.  Check out the September Newsletter from Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

 

For a Consultation in Olympia or Centralia call (360) 736-1301 or visit Centralialaw.com. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing individuals and businesses in Washington since 1946.

Service v. Emotional Animals: What’s The Law?

In 2018, the Washington State Legislature passed new regulations regarding service animals. The law  went into effect in 2019 and states that service animals are restricted to dogs and small horses and that emotional support and comfort animals are excluded from the definition of service animals.

Horses and Dogs Only!

“Service animal” means any dog or miniature horse, as discussed in RCW 49.60.214, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability . . . the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks.

State law now has less flexibility on what species of animal may be trained as a service animal. “Service animal” is defined as either a dog or a miniature horse. This change eliminates the possibility of trained cats, monkeys, birds, larger horses, or other animals.

Your Local Attorneys in Olympia and Centralia

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been representing individuals and businesses in our community since 1946.  Providing information about the law and changes to the law help our clients and potential clients be better prepared.  Call our attorneys for a consultation in Centralia or Olympia at (360) 736-1301 or visit www.CentraliaLaw.com

Are Businesses Allowed To Ask Questions About Animals?

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Can Your Spouse Keep A Secret?

Can Your Spouse Keep A Secret? Spousal Privilege!

The State of Washington’s Spousal Privilege is found in RCWA 5.60.060(1). How long will the privilege last?

The Washington provision states, with some exceptions, that a spouse shall not  testify against the other spouse without the consent of the spouse. This long-standing rule protects the confidential communications within a marriage and from one spouse receiving information and later sharing a private disclosure to the public in court.

A spouse or domestic partner shall not be examined for or against his or her spouse or domestic partner, without the consent of the spouse or domestic partner; nor can either during marriage or during the domestic partnership or afterward, be without the consent of the other, examined as to any communication made by one to the other during the marriage or the domestic partnership.

However, the New Mexico Supreme Court recently  abolished the spousal communication privilege in a murder case based on testimony by the defendant’s ex-wife and estranged current spouse.

The court said the privilege “has outlived its useful life,” reported by the Legal Profession Blog and the Associated Press. Justifications that have been cited for the privilege “seem little more than soaring rhetoric and legally irrelevant sentimentality,” the court said in its Aug. 30 opinion.

How long with the Spousal Privilege last in Washington and other states? Only more cases examining the privilege will tell, but it is likely receive more scrutiny.

Contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia!

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys have been representing individuals and businesses in Washington since 1946. For a Consultation in Olympia or Centralia call (360) 736-1301 or visit www.CentraliaLaw.com

Are you Ready for the Changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act?

The Legislature made many changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act: Are you prepared for the changes?

Althauser Rayan Abbarno  attorneys Jake McGhie and Peter Abbarno gave a Residential Landlord-Tenant Act update to the Lewis County Chapter of Washington Realtors after the Washington State Legislature changed many provisions, and added a few, this past session! Our attorneys enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the new laws.

Contact Our Property Attorneys

For a consultation with our Althauser Rayan Abbarno property attorneys in Olympia or Centralia, call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com

*This presentation should not be considered legal advice. Every Property and Landlord-Tenant case is fact specific. For more information about your case or for legal advice, contact your experienced property attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

Althuaser Rayan Abbarno Supporting Students in Lewis and Thurston Counties

The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting students in both Lewis and Thurston counties with their sponsorship of the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive and The Little Red Schoolhouse Project.  Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia.

In Centralia, the Back-To-School Supply Drive was started by Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno in 2014.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno Back To School Supply Drive in Centralia

“My wife is a teacher in Centralia, said Abbarno. “She would regularly ask the law office, and our household personally, to buy or donate school supplies for students in the district. Eventually, I thought it was a good idea to start a supply drive.”

The Centralia Back to School Supply Drive is collecting donations at the National Night Out event in Centralia at Washington Park on August 6 and at Walmart-Chehalis on August 16-18. In addition, donations can be delivered to Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Centralia, The Chronicle, Centralia City Hall, Dick’s Brewery, and Black Dog Pottery.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP is proud to be a supporter and sponsor of the 19th Annual Little Red School House Back to School Supply Drive and Fundraiser.

“Every child, regardless of their family’s household income, should have the necessary tools to be successful in school,” added Abbarno. “This is about opportunity and helping our students to reach their full potential without having to struggle to have the basic school supplies and clothing.”

Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors the Little Red Schoolhouse Back to School Supply Drive.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors the Little Red Schoolhouse Back to School Supply Drive.

This year, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP will be matching $1,000.00 of donations during the KXXO Mixx 96.1 live radio fundraising event on Friday, August 9 beginning at 6:00am.

“We are proud to join the other amazing sponsors: Heritage Bank, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, evergreenDIRECT Credit Union, and Moerke & Sons Pump & Well Drilling,” said Todd Rayan, Partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno.  #ChooseLocalFirst

How to donate? Listen to KXXO Mixx 96.1 on Monday; Visit KXXO online, or Send checks made out to Little Red Schoolhouse to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.

The team at the Little Red Schoolhouse will then distribute the school supplies, backpacks, and socks and underwear to all Thurston County families in need at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey (IT route #64) from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M on Thursday, August 15.

“Attorneys Near Me”? Althauser Rayan Abbarno has Olympia and Centralia offices!

Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing our community since 1946. Asking about “Attorneys Near Me”?  If you are looking for lawyers near you? The attorneys in Olympia and Centralia focus their efforts on providing quality and successful legal representation through a combination of resources, experience, and service.

Our local lawyers and professional staff are here when you need us most. Best of all our attorneys are near you and will meet with you personally.

Whether you were injured in an automobile collision and need a personal injury attorney; starting a new business, or planning your estate, our attorneys are ready and able to assist you throughout the process.

Award Winning!
Best Customer Service and Best Place to Work!

Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated best place to work in Lewis County and Best Customer Service in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle four (4) years in a row. In 2018, our office won Best Place to Work in Lewis County.

We are glad our community noticed- Our clients also notice through better results!! Come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Schedule your appointment with our attorneys in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.

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Local Attorneys Support the Little Red Schoolhouse Supply Drive

The law offices of Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting the Little Red Schoolhouse Supply Drive this year by matching $1,000.00 of donations to the organization at the KXXO Mixx 96.1 on air marathon August 9th.

“Every child in our community deserves the necessary supplies to be successful in School,” said Peter Abbarno, attorney and partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “A core value of ours is making a difference by giving back and supporting educational opportunities. Our office also leads the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive.”

Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors the Little Red Schoolhouse Back to School Supply Drive.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors the Little Red Schoolhouse Back to School Supply Drive.

On August 9th, KXXO MIxx 96.1 radio will be hosting a 12-hour marathon. On air personalities will be on the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia asking for donations.

The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno will be making an appearance to match up to $1,000.00 from KXXO listener donations.

 

“Our attorneys and staff believe in making a difference by giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play,” said Todd Rayan, attorney and partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “We love having opportunities to give back and we appreciate the relationship with KXXO Mixx 96.1. Our office also sponsors the morning Tribond contest at 7:40 and sponsor the Christmas Toy Drive.”

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project will be distributing the supplies on August 15 from 8am to 6pm at Komachin Middle School in Lacey. For more information or to donate,  visit www.redschool.com.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing individuals and businesses in our community since 1946. To meet with their attorney in Olympia on Pervical Landing or in Centralia in historic downtown, call (360) 754-5844 or visit Centralialaw.com

 

Closed for Independence Day: Attorney Hotline!

The Centralia and Olympia law offices of Althauser Rayan Abbarno will be closed on July 4th and July 5th for the Independence Day holiday. Call our Attorney Hotline if you need to speak with an attorney near you.

24/7 Attorney Hotline: (360) 880-2399

We recognize that emergencies happen.

Maybe it is a vehicle collision and you are unsure what to do! Our Attorneys near you are available at (360) 880-2399.

Maybe you were charged with a crime and need advice from a criminal defense attorney. Our Attorneys near you are available at (360) 880-2399.

We are here when you need us most! Attorneys Near you in Olympia and Centralia! 

Although our physical office is closed, our attorneys are always willing and able to assist you with legal questions.  To speak with our attorneys in Centralia or Olympia after hours, call (360) 880-2399.  

Local Lawyers in Olympia and Centralia!

For over 70 years, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented individuals and businesses throughout Washington State.

To meet with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralia call (360) 736-1301 or visit www.CentraliaLaw.com

Centralia Back To School Supply Drive: 5th Year Supporting Local Students!

The law firm Althauser Rayan Abbarno is kicking off its 5th year collecting back-to-school clothing and supplies for students in the Centralia School District.  Althauser Rayan Abbarno is partnering with the Centralia Community Foundation for the third-year.

“Every student should have the tools for success,” said Peter Abbarno, partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “Our local students should not have to suffer in school and go without school supplies because of their family economic situation. This is about breaking the cycle of poverty and giving each student a chance at success.”

Beginning in July, supply drive collection bins will be distributed in participating businesses, like Innovations in EyeCare and Dick’s Brewery. There will be a Stuff the Bus event at Walmart on August 16, 17, and 18 with Centralia School District students collecting supplies for their classmates.

Stuff the Bus 2018!

Last year the Stuff the Bus event was a huge success. A bus was filled in the Walmart parking lot over a weekend and students collected almost $2,000.00 for additional clothing and supplies. The supplies are then collected and organized at Dick’s Brewing Company with the help of owner Julie Young Pendleton.

“Each year the supply drive gets bigger and that’s a result of amazing partnerships with local businesses, Centralia Community Foundation, City of Centralia and their staff, the Chronicle, the school district, and Julie Pendleton at Dick’s Brewing Company,” added Abbarno. “The supply drive began after years of my wife, Holly, a teacher in the district, asking my law firm to donate supplies and clothing.  The need is real and we can’t blame elementary school students for their condition. We need to help them break that poverty cycle.”

If you would like to assist with the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive, contact Peter Abbarno with Althauser Rayan Abbarno at peter@Centralialaw.com. Please join the Stuff the Bus event at Walmart on August 16, 17, or 18 and deliver your school supplies and back to school clothing.