Just because you have a divorce agreement down on paper, that doesn’t mean everyone will automatically play by the rules.
In divorce, arbitration offers an alternative to going to court, presenting arguments, and having a judge rule. But is it the right choice?
Starting the conversation about a prenuptial agreement can be awkward, but it’s an important one to have.
There’s a lot of information floating around, but how can you differentiate between an urban legend and a scary divorce fact?
“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.”
Divorce has drastic financial implications no matter your age, but couples approaching retirement face a number of unique potential pitfalls.
“My ex is abusive to my daughter. She keeps sending text messages that say that she can’t handle my daughter, that she doesn’t want her, and that she is going to give her up to the state.”
Spousal support is often one of the biggest expenses encountered after divorce, and it’s important to understand how it works.
Divorce is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. And as you’ll learn, jurisdiction has a major impact on your case.
The initial consultation is an opportunity to get your questions answered and help you better understand how your circumstances affect the divorce process.
Divorce requires the separation of more than just assets and debts. It also requires dealing with often overlooked items, like health insurance.
There’s a certain image of a deadbeat dad, one who doesn’t pay child support. However, this often to do with ability to pay rather than the desire to.
Where money comes from in a marriage has a lot to do with who gets it in a divorce. How does this impact a personal injury settlement?
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.
Education is a big part of most people’s lives. And at least one person believes education impacts divorce and divorce rates.
What are the primary differences between a contested and an uncontested divorce and which category does your case fit into?
Divorce or bankruptcy, which should you file first? Every situation is different, and there are many variables, but here’s what to consider.
What happens when your spouse serves you with divorce papers? It comes with a lot of questions. How do you respond? What do you do next?
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?
Sweat equity can increase the value of shared assets, which often impacts divorce settlements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“My ex filed for divorce in January. I have requested mediation I don’t know how many times, and she won’t answer, won’t step up to the table, won’t do anything. And this is still dragging on. Is there any way to get her to finalize this, or go to mediation, or just speed things up?”
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.
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.
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