Law Offices of Susan Carroll

Practice Areas:
Collaborative Divorce
Legal Separation
Child Custody
Third Party Custody
Child Support
Domestic Violence

Susan Carroll and Betsy Crumb each specialize in family law, including dissolutions, property settlements, child custody, paternity, adoptions, and child support. We can represent you in negotiations or at court if needed. We also mediate or act as a collaborative attorney in cases where the parties have agreed not to rely on the courts.

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By Emily Flake (via @NewYorkerCartoons)

Amazon agrees to hand over Echo data in murder case

"[Amazon] previously argued that investigators needed to show they have a heightened need for the recordings and that they are relevant to the investigation. If a judge agreed with Amazon, investigators would have needed to work a little harder to get a new warrant." (via The move avoids a potential legal battle that could have pit privacy and law enforcement concerns against each other.

For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

"Companies in France are now required to stop encroaching on workers' personal and family time with emails and calls." (via Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.

BIZNOTES: Bakery Nouveau, Click! Design That Fits, Arthur's

Bakery Nouveau temporary closure (via Three brief biznotes this morning: BAKERY NOUVEAU CLOSURE AHEAD: While in The Junction this morning to check out the return of the Farmers' Market, we noticed this sign on the door at Bakery Nouveau: They're open until 7 tonight, and after that, you're out of luck until 6 am Thursday. CLICK! DESIGN…

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

"If you're contemplating a divorce, add your tax situation to the long list of complications you need to deal with." (via If you're calling it quits on your marriage, one more thing to sort out are the tax breaks. Here's our guidance on making your return to single life more tax-friendly.

Love Your Lawyer Day

Love Your Lawyer Day, which was created in 2001 by attorney Nader Anise, ALPIA (American Lawyers Public Image Association), started a campaign of “No Lawyer Bashing or Jokes for a day.” (via Even before Shakespeare, Lawyers have routinely gotten a bad rap. Opined as the sum of all evils, and often the subject of some very unflattering metaphors,...

Court says unmarried gay woman can seek full parental rights

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that a gay person may establish themselves as a child’s presumptive parent under state law, even without a biological relationship with the child. (via The Seattle Times) BOSTON (AP) — The same court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination can seek the same parental...

Who Claims the Kids? You or Your Ex-Spouse?

There are some complex rules that apply to the tax benefits provided by children of divorced parents. (via If you are a divorced or separated parent with children, a commonly encountered but often-misunderstood issue is who claims the child or children for tax purposes. This is sometimes a hotly disputed issue between parents; however, tax law includes some very specific but complicated rules about who p...


"Washington state offers couples in committed, cohabitating relationships that break up property rights similar to those afforded to married couples. If a couple in one of these "committed intimate relationships" separates, a court can help equally divide shared property and assets." (via NPR)

There's no formula or algorithm for determining a common-law marriage, and that can be confusing for courts.




6041 California Ave, Suite 101
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
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