The New York Times: How to Ethically Divide Assets?

Posted by Selby LighthillMar 06, 20240 Comments

The NYT delves into the perplexing world of divorce and asset division. Once shared everything, now grappling with the notion of who gets what in the aftermath of union. "Yours," "mine," and "ours," where the lines blur between personal possessions and mutual investments.  There lies hope for a harmonious resolution—perhaps even with the assistance of a mediator or skilled attorney to navigate the tumult of split assets. 

Selby Lighthill Prevails on Behalf of Local Firefighter/Paramedic

Posted by Selby LighthillJan 29, 20240 Comments

"A court appointed arbitrator has ruled that a Washington state fire department cannot recoup the costs of paramedic training from a firefighter who took a position with a new fire department beyond withholding his final paycheck. The suit was brought by San Juan Fire Protection District No. 2, dba Orcas Island Fire Rescue who sought $29,167.32 from firefighter-medic Alex Conrad." Fire Law Blog.

Ignored this good advice from the New York Times? Don't delay, talk to a San Juan County divorce attorney today.

Posted by Selby LighthillJan 15, 20240 Comments

Breakup etiquette? Treat it like a business deal. Emails, not heated texts. If facing the ex is cringe-worthy, bring in a mediator. Or a lawyer. Notify vendors pronto to dodge financial heartache. Sympathy nods may come if you mention the love boat hitting an iceberg. Guests? Delegate strategically, embrace "divide and conquer," and keep it brief. Monogrammed chaos and unwanted gifts? Cut the registry, return gifts if feeling generous, or break them for therapeutic closure.

"never sent, or signed"

Posted by Selby LighthillJul 14, 20230 Comments

Called "the most important letter never sent," on July 14, 1863, ten days after the last battle at Gettysburg, President Lincoln put pen to paper and evicerated General Meade. Meade had allowed the Confederate Army to escape from Pennsylvania and to retreat back to Virginia, and now, complained L...

How to you decide what clients to take on?

Posted by Selby LighthillMay 23, 20230 Comments

Famed San Francisco trial attorney Melvin Belli has a unique and compelling answer to the oft repeated question, 'how do you decide what cases to take on?' If you like to discuss your family law or custody case in Whatcom County or San Juan, contact us today.

That Legendary Divorce

Posted by Selby LighthillMay 18, 20230 Comments

I tried hard to have a father but instead I had a dad. At Lighthill Law, we’ll help you get there. That legendary divorce, dissolution, custody, parenting plan or child support matter is such a bore. Talk to a lawyer today.

The Uses of Psychological Diagnosis

Posted by Selby LighthillApr 06, 20230 Comments

 Known as the Rosenhan experiment, in 1973 psychologist David Rosenhan enlisted eight mentally healthy people who posed as patients with fictitious symptoms to see if they would be diagnosed as mentally ill and admitted to psychiatric hospitals. Once admitted, the participants acted normally and...

Saturday Night Live Monkey Trial

Posted by Selby LighthillNov 29, 20220 Comments

Should you ever find yourself in a similar situation with courtroom proceedings heavily biased by sand-throwing and teeth-bearing displays of dominance, defense or prosecuting sides steeped in gimmicky attempts for bench favoritism, or the mere involvement of any chimpanzees in your legal case, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lighthill Law.

Great Quotes! (about lawyers & the law)

Posted by Selby LighthillMar 24, 20220 Comments

"The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasonable is the rational. To the uninformed, the enlightened. to the straight-out lie, the simple truth."- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy