News & Updates

Brewe Layman successfully settles $600,000 lawsuit in death of mentally ill man in jail

Prison should be a place where inmates are provided with the support they need to lead positive lives upon release. Being arrested, however, should not carry a death risk. Brewe Layman represented the family of Bill Williams, a mentally ill man who died in 2012 in ...

What’s the rush? What to consider before fast forwarding your divorce process

Written by Sara Epler This is a follow-up to a blog Sabrina Layman wrote on the five key points to keep in mind when going through the divorce process. This post expands on the concepts she touched on in points one and two, providing my perspective ...

Divorcing? Shooting yourself in the foot will only make it hurt more

Written by Sabrina Layman The truth is, breaking up is hard to do. While most people want a simple, amicable divorce, there are a number of details that need to be considered. Even the easiest divorce has to go through the same number of steps as ...

CHANGE YOUR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS

A new Washington State Court of Appeals decision was issued on June 1, 2015, which makes it clear that if you have not removed your ex-spouse as your beneficiary from your pension or retirement plans that are Federally regulated and you die – your ex-spouse will ...

I think my child’s other parent is under the influence . . . .

As a parent who is either going through a dissolution proceeding, or has an existing Parenting Plan or other custody order, there may come a time when you suspect that the other parent is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Even if you don’t ...