5 Things to Know About Divorce In Washington

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UPDATED: Every state has its own unique laws. This extends to divorce and child custody. If you’re considering divorce, it’s important to know how where you live impacts the process. For those getting divorced in Washington State, here are five things you should know: 1. Washington is a community property …

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8 Signs She Might Be Hiding Assets

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UPDATED: With divorce looming on the horizon, it’s important to get your proverbial ducks in a row. Particularly when it comes to finances. During the process both you and your soon-to-be ex need to provide records of income, assets, debts, and all the rest. These will then be divided according …

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Divorce After A Brief Marriage

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As a general rule, the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce. The other side of that coin is that shorter marriages, ones without kids and with little shared property to divide, divorce can be relatively simple. But what about a really, really, really brief marriage? Our founding partner, …

Making New Friends After Divorce

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As divorce lawyers, we obviously deal primarily with divorce and related matters. Child custody, spousal maintenance, mediation, parenting plans, child support, and more. We contend with the nuts and bolts of the process, the more tactile, practical, quantifiable elements. But divorce doesn’t just end when you sign the papers. This …

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Dating After Divorce: Part 2

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UPDATED: In the first part of our dating after divorce article, we spoke with local relationship expert and mental health counselor Torr Lindberg. He laid out some common obstacles and pitfalls men face when they jump back into the dating pool following the end of a marriage. In our second …

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Dating After Divorce: Part 1

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UPDATED: Divorce is the end of one chapter of your life, but it’s also the start of another. Ideally a better, healthier one. The topic of dating after divorce is one that comes up frequently. Since you were married, you were probably out of the game, so to speak, for …

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From Honeymoon to Cohabitation

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UPDATED: Though it’s usually portrayed as a tense, combative process, not all divorces are high-conflict. Marriages end for all sorts of reasons—abuse, adultery, financial issues, and more—but they don’t always devolve into a knockdown, drag-out legal battle.   Often times, relationships simply degrade over time. Nothing major happens, but couples …

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Divorce Capital Of Washington

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UPDATE: According to the latest data from 24/7 Wall St., Clarkston remains the undisputed heavyweight divorce capital of Washington. Things have changed a bit, however. The divorced population dropped slightly, from 25.7% to 22.7%. Curiously, the married population also declined, dipping from 38.7% to 37.8%. ORIGINAL POST: Washington plays host …

Who Needs A Legal Separation?

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In Washington State a legal separation is not required to obtain a divorce. Do I Need a Legal Separation? To further understand this answer, it is important to understand what a legal separation is and how it differs from a divorce. A legal separation follows many of the same procedures …

5 Scary Divorce Facts

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Halloween is upon us, or just past, depending on when you read this. Regardless, the leaves have turned, the days have grown short, and it’s the spookiest time of the year. Divorce is often a harrowing, uncertain period of your life. It may be the best choice, but that doesn’t …

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5 Divorce Urban Legends

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UPDATE: It’s the spookiest time of year: the leaves have turned, the days are getting short, we’re preparing for Halloween. There’s a lot to fear out there, including some things related to divorce. Here an older post about divorce urban legends that people too often take as fact! ORIGINAL POST: …

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Digital Snooping in Divorce

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Before we start this post: We, as a firm, DO NOT condone or advise this sort of digital snooping. Nor are we in any position to educate you about the legality of wiretapping, spying, car tracking or similar activities. This, like all of our blog posts, is intended for informational purposes …

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Breaking Down Divorce By Generation

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Different generations have drastically different traits. That may be the most obvious statement ever made. Parents don’t understand kids and their newfangled gadgets, and kids look at parents as outdated dinosaurs inching towards irrelevance. It’s near impossible to pick up a newspaper or magazine—in print or on your iPad—without reading …

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Social Media And Divorce [Infographic]

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Like it or not, social media is a part of our lives. In fact, you probably found this post via Facebook, Twitter, or maybe even LinkedIn. Because it’s such an ever-present force in our daily routines, it makes sense it also comes into play in divorce. It impacts the process …

7 Mediation Questions Answered

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We hear about celebrity divorces all the time. Gossip rags practically drip with the salacious details of infidelity, high stakes splits, and tales of epic, knock-down drag-out legal brawls. Sure, that’s not all of them; only the nasty or outlandish ones make the front page. Still, it feels unusual when …

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Dana Carvey On Gray Divorce [Divorce Meme]

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We’ve all heard, “It’s funny because it’s true,” or some variation of the saying. And that certainly goes for what comedian, actor, Saturday Night Live veteran, and overall comic treasure Dana Carvey has to say about the rise of gray divorce. It’s hilarious for sure, but also insightful and all …