Author: Jennifer Sokolowsky


Jennifer Sokolowsky is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with publications ranging from The Prague Post to Time Out Guide, Women’s Wear Daily and The Seattle Times. A passionate traveler, she spent several years living in Europe before choosing Seattle as her home. Learn more at

Why co-parents need a holiday visitation agreement

The winter holidays can be a magical time for children, but they can be fraught with emotional baggage and logistical challenges for parents who are sharing custody or visitation of their children. Misunderstandings or conflict about how children are spending their holidays can make the season unnecessarily stressful for both parents and children. Navigating the […]

California becomes “sanctuary state”

By restricting the flow of information between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, California’s new “sanctuary state” law is designed to protect people without a criminal record who do not have legal U.S. residency.

Seattle passes law to limit short-term rentals

Cities across the country are wrestling with how to regulate short-term rental platforms like AirBnB and VRBO in order to balance their housing needs and the financial opportunities for the government and for individuals. For its part, Seattle has just passed an ordinance, effective January 1, 2019, that requires a city license for short-term vacation rentals.

Happy Entrepreneur’s Day: 5 ways to stay out of legal trouble

National Entrepreneur’s Day is November 21st, just in time for us all to take a moment of appreciation for the hard work and courage it takes to build a business, before the chaos of the holiday season truly sets in. Successful entrepreneurs know that covering their legal bases is an important part of helping their […]

What do renters need to know in a natural disaster?

From hurricanes in the East to wildfires in the West, the past few months have seen an on-going slew of natural disasters in the United States. Fires and floods don’t care whether a property is inhabited by owners or renters. However, most states have laws that  address how landlords and tenants deal with a rental […]