Divorce is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. And as you’ll learn, jurisdiction has a major impact on 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.
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.
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.
Are divorce records public? How do you acquire them? And how easy is the process? We answer these questions and others below.
The minimum amount of time a divorce takes is 90 days, but many factors can make it take much longer.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Just because you have a divorce agreement down on paper, that doesn’t mean everyone will automatically play by the rules.
In Washington, protection orders serve to guard against abuse, stalking, and harassment. Here’s what you need to know about them.