How do you divvy up the house during a divorce? We look at the steps for valuing your home and how courts may split the asset.
It’s the stuff movie melodrama: trapped in a loveless marriage, your spouse doesn’t want to divorce. But don’t worry Washington is a no-fault divorce state.
Are divorce records public? How do you acquire them? And how easy is the process? We answer these questions and others below.
People often do things that damage their own divorce cases. Common issues include: Filing before they’re ready. Agreeing to unfavorable terms. Taking bad advice. Moving out without considering the ramifications, and more.
When spouses work together, it streamlines the divorce process. On the other hand, when they refuse to engage and drag their feet at every turn…
Child support is a big issue in divorces, but what if your ex has another man’s baby? Who’s responsible for the kid then?
So you got drunk in Vegas and woke up married, what do you do? Is annulment an option? If so, how do you proceed with the process?
Annulments can be confusing and the act of needing one can be stressful. You might have questions you need answered and the starting point can be unclear.
To start, while the word annulment is commonly used, the legal term in Washington is declaration of invalidity. As the name implies, this petition declares a marriage or domestic partnership invalid.
Life insurance policies can be one of the more delicate knots to untie in divorce and oftentimes get overlooked when ending a marriage.
If you and your ex have kids, you’re going to run into them at games, plays, and other events. It’s important to keep yourself in check in these cases.
As a rule, the longer the marriage, the more complex the divorce. The other side of that coin is in shorter marriages, divorce can be relatively simple.
There’s a lot of information floating around, but how can you differentiate between an urban legend and a scary divorce fact?
Deciding to end a marriage is a huge choice, and knowing whether or not to hire a divorce lawyer can have a massive impact on the outcome.
When it comes to ending a marriage, timing is everything. Here’s what to consider when determining the best time to divorce.
A great deal of information changes hands during the divorce process. Discovery is the tool through which this happens. Here’s how it works.
Jobs and employment status often play a big part in divorce. But what jobs have the highest divorce rates? And which jobs have the lowest divorce rates?
Because social media has such an impact, it makes sense that it plays a role in our marriages. And often times that also means it plays a role in divorce.
The minimum amount of time a divorce takes is 90 days, but many factors can make it take much longer.
Your ex may be tempted to hide assets during the divorce. Here are some signs this may be going on. These don’t automatically mean that’s the case, but if you see one or more of these, it might be worth closer examination.
The process of divorce sounds complex and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to file for divorce in Washington state.
Ending a marriage usually evokes images of court, but there are other options. Divorce mediation is a common, effective option.
Many of us consider pets part of the family, but how does the law view them in divorce?
You’ve tried everything you can to fix your broken marriage, but nothing works. It’s time. But there’s one looming question: how do I ask for divorce?
Different generations have different traits. Obviously. But how each age group views marriage and divorce tells us a lot about them.
The division of property plays a big role when it comes to ending a marriage, but it’s also important to know how courts treat shared debt in divorce.
If you’re going through a divorce, you may want to hold off making major purchases until the process is over. Here’s why.
What makes a good lawyer? What personality traits make up a good divorce attorney? We take a look at the good and the bad.
Keeping track of your money is important all the time, but taking steps to rebuild finances after divorce is especially vital moving forward.
On a practical level, a divorce decree grants the dissolution of marriage and lays out the basic information regarding the separation.
Divorce is expensive, that’s not a surprise, but how much should you expect to pay?
While every couple has their own unique reasons to break up, themes do emerge and there are many common reasons for divorce.
Ending a marriage is delicate and complex, and a business only complicates matters. Here’s how to protect your business in divorce.
You can choose to represent yourself in divorce proceedings, but is that the smart choice? Here are some benefits and drawbacks of pro se divorce.
In divorce, arbitration offers an alternative to going to court, presenting arguments, and having a judge rule. But is it the right choice?
Ending a marriage can be a long, tricky process. Here are some divorce strategies to prepare and make the road as smooth as possible.
In the last few weeks there have already been significant changes that affect the Divorce and Family Law process. With temporary court closures, it means our efforts now focus on alternative methods of dispute resolution such as Mediation, or binding Arbitration.
People are quick to offer advice about divorce, and one frequently shared tidbit is that you need to file for divorce first. But do you really?
What options do you have if you want to divorce but you can’t find your spouse and don’t know where they live?
If you don’t shield your inheritance properly, you stand to lose a substantial amount when it comes to divorce and the division of property.
Sweat equity can increase the value of shared assets, which often impacts divorce settlements.
In a divorce, the two parties are the petitioner and the respondent. If the two sides agree to the terms, the respondent can sign a joinder.
Moving out of a shared home can have a negative impact on your divorce in a number of ways. It’s important to know the impact this decision can have.
Divorce is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. And as you’ll learn, jurisdiction has a major impact on your case.
Right or wrong, many people look at you and immediately judge your appearance, which is why how you dress for court is so important to your case.
There are 2 types of property division. There is community property, which means the state views all property and debts acquired during a marriage as belonging equally to both spouses. There is also separate property, meaning it belongs to one spouse or the other.
What are the primary differences between a contested and an uncontested divorce and which category does your case fit into?
Just because you have a divorce agreement down on paper, that doesn’t mean everyone will automatically play by the rules.
“I am so over my husband right now. Next time he’s on the road for work, can I move out all his stuff and change the locks? I’m tired of the whole thing.”
The short answer is no, Washington doesn’t allow common-law marriage. As usual, however, the real answer is more complicated.
Divorce isn’t the only way to end a marriage. In certain cases, legal separation is an option. Here’s what to know about the differences and similarities.
Education is a big part of most people’s lives. And at least one person believes education impacts divorce and divorce rates.
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