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Issaquah Law Group - Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Legal Roundup: Division II

In re the Parentage of SEC

GC (mother) had SEC while married to TD (presumed father) but VH (guy on the side) claims to be the biological father.  VH filed a parentage petition because TD is presumed to be father (since child was born while he was married to mother).  Trial court ordered DNA testing to determine the correct father.  TD objected to the DNA testing arguing that he did not have to submit to DNA testing until a hearing determined that it was in the best interest of the child.  Trial court ordered DNA testing again and TD appealed.

The appeals court agreed with TD and reversed and remanded to the trial court ordering a hearing to determine whether DNA testing is in the best interest of the child.  The court quoted RCW 26.26.116(1)(a) wherein paternity is presumed if a child is born during a marriage.  Moreover the court articulated previous decisions, which found that some circumstances do not justify DNA testing where the family stability will be disrupted. 

Reversed and Remanded

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