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Please Stop this Eviction

By on Oct 8, 2011 in Cases | 0 comments

The call came in 2 days before the Sheriff was scheduled to show up on their doorstep and forcefully remove them and their belongings.  They had already been to court and tried to explain everything to the judge.  But they didn’t know the law…and it was now right down  to the wire.  I advised that I could try to help, but the odds were against them at...

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Private, Interstate Adoption (2010)

By on Sep 14, 2011 in Cases | 0 comments

The biological mother had more than 5 children removed from her custody and she  knew this child would be too.  She didn’t even know who the father was.  And her good friend was willing to adopt the child before the child was even born.  But Mom was on the East Coast and the adoptive parents in Stevens County.  This meant the Interstate Compact on the...

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Complex Mediation (2006)

By on Apr 23, 2011 in Cases | 0 comments

Some mediation is complex, involving multiple parties and complicated issues or dynamics requiring specialized techniques.  In this case we conducted a mediation between a government agency and a private business that involved significant expenditure of capital and long-range planning mixed with complicated regulations and budgeting issues.  Representatives from...

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Just a Phone Call

By on Apr 23, 2011 in Cases | 0 comments

Sometimes asking for an attorney to intervene in a dispute, even for a simple phone call or letter, can help produce results that have been frustratingly elusive previously.  In this case, our client had made an application to the county for a permit to install power to the home he was building.  Our client felt like he was getting the runaround and in frustration...

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The Hands That Hold the Child

By on Apr 23, 2011 in Cases | 0 comments

It is said that “the hands that hold the child hold tomorrow’s human harvest.”  In this case, our client, a middle-aged man, came to us only a few years after the birth of his son to a woman not his wife who had subsequently become addicted.  Ironically, he came first to inquire about defending himself against her fabricated charges of domestic violence.  But...

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