Monday, December 21, 2015

Coping with a Split Family this Holiday Season.

Many families are going through a difficult time this holiday season.  For the first time mom and dad are living in separate residences and there is tension in the air.  In many cases divorce proceedings have yet to take place and may not occur at all.  This is a particularly difficult time for the children, so remember that when you gather with them this holiday season.

Use this time to reflect on how life will be if things continue on this path.  Is everyone better off this way, or is there a better way?  Whatever you decide try to take your own selfish interests and put them on the back burner for a moment.  The decisions you make will change your family structure forever.  Maybe that is the way it should be.  However, you decide to proceed, keep in mind that your spouse is the other parent of your child or children. No matter what issues divide you, always do your best to build up that parent in your children’s eyes.

After the holidays, contact Seattle area divorce attorney Lyle Clark for sound advice as to how to proceed.  Attorney Clark has been helping Seattle area residents deal with these important issues for over thirty years.  Make an appointment to sit down with him at his Bellevue Washington office by calling (425) 452-3092.  You will appreciate the council of someone with the expertise of Attorney Lyle Clark.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Working with a Probate Lawyer.

When you hire a probate lawyer you will feel better knowing that an expert is handling the paperwork involved in settlement of the estate.  In the case of probate this entails preparing and filing paperwork in court proceedings.  However, the personal representative also has duties. You will be required to provide your attorney any outstanding bills so that creditors can be notified concerning the need to file claims.  It will also be your responsibility to gather and safeguard assets as well as to continue to pay outstanding bills relating to maintenance of a house, if any, and to approve and pay any creditors claims out of estate funds.

Wrapping up an estate always involves sorting through the deceased individual’s papers.  Then you must reach out to various agencies and institutions.  This is where communication with your attorney is essential.  How much of this work do you want the attorney to do and how much do you wish to take on?

Attorney Lyle Clark of Bellevue, Washington, knows how difficult it is to find the right person that you can trust with the most intimate details of your loved one’s life.  He has had over 35 years of experience in the Seattle area navigating through the issues of probate.  At this most important time call Attorney Lyle Clark at his Bellevue office at (425) 452-3092.