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Paul Lanan Battan

Tumwater Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. HOW RETIREMENT ASSETS ARE TREATED IN DIVORCE OR LEGAL SEPARATION

    Written by attorney Paul Battan, about 3 years ago.

    Introduction Retirement assets are often the largest assets that parties own. Treating them correctly in a divorce or legal separation is crucial for each partys future economic security. Three Kinds of Retirement Accounts Retirement plans that pay future monthly benefits based n...

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  2. Effective Use of Mediation

    Written by attorney Paul Battan, over 3 years ago.

    1. What is mediation? a. Definition. A private, informal dispute resolution process in which a neutral third person, the mediator, helps parties discuss disputes and reach an agreements. The mediator has no power to impose a decision on the parties. The mediator helps the parties...

  3. Protect Yourself from Future Liability on Credit Accounts After Divorce or Separation

    Written by attorney Paul Battan, over 3 years ago.

    HOW RETIREMENT ASSETS ARE TREATED IN A DIVORCE OR LEGAL SEPARATION IN WASHINGTON IntroductionRetirement assets are often the largest assets that parties own. Treating them correctly in a divorce or legal separation is crucial for each partys future economic security. Three Kinds...

  4. What to Expect at Orientation in Thurston County

    Written by attorney Paul Battan, over 3 years ago.

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT ORIENTATION IN THURSTON COUNTY Introduction You must complete a brief orientation program that provides information on court process, and an explanation of the required parenting seminar. This is currently required by Local Court Rule 94.11 unless waived by cou...

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