Protect Yourself: A Guide to Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Washington

For most of us, family is everything. Our parents, spouses, siblings, and children love, nourish, and sustain us during good times and bad. Or at least they’re meant to. Sadly, many families are fractured by domestic violence, which is defined as abusive behavior directed by one intimate partner, family member, or cohabitant against another to control them. Such behavior can be: Physical: includes hitting, Read More

What Happens When I Become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen?

Contrary to popular assumption, you do not have to become a naturalized U.S. citizen if you want to live here permanently. Once a lawful permanent resident card (green card) is issued to you, it can be renewed indefinitely. However, millions of immigrants over the years have come to the United States, contributed to its success, and opted to forego green card renewal in order to become American citizens. Once you Read More