Child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the recipient. When calculating gross income to see if you’re required to file a tax return, don’t include child support payments received. Under divorce, dissolution, or separation instruments executed on or before December 31, 2018, alimony or spousal maintenance payments are deductible by […]

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“What is Community Property” is a very common question asked during a divorce consultation with our attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno.  Knowing community/separate property and how it is distributed is very important to any person going through a divorce. Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers divorce and family law consultations in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) […]

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To modify an existing Parenting Plan means to change the Parenting Plan.  A Major Modification is a Petition to Change Parenting Plan asking for a big change to your current Parenting Plan.  A Minor Modification asks for only small changes. The standards are different for proving each modification. You must prove there is a good […]

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On a scale of 1 to 10 for scariest kinds (types) of attorneys, some would argue a family law attorney is around a 9. At least that is what they say about the attorney on the other (opposing) side. That’s because in most cases your marriage is ending or you are fighting for custody of […]

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