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.
Like trying to alter most court-issued decrees, child support modification in Washington isn’t particularly easy, but it is possible.
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?
In general, child support ends when the child in question turns 18 or finishes high school. That’s not always the case, however, and here are three cases where child support past 18 continues.
Divorce throws a child’s world into upheaval, but what about cases of split custody? Will the court really separate siblings?
Sports are important to a lot of kids, but can your ex step in and stop your child from playing sports or participating in other activities?
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?
The minimum amount of time a divorce takes is 90 days, but many factors can make it take much longer.
Your ex planning to take the kids out of the country can be a scary proposition. Knowing your rights and legal options will help put your mind at ease.
What does a parenting plan include? After a divorce, this document lays out all of the custody, residential time, and visitation regarding your children.
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?
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.
Keeping track of your money is important all the time, but taking steps to rebuild finances after divorce is especially vital moving forward.
The most harrowing part of many divorces is the fight for child custody and visitation. Here are some dos and don’ts to strengthen your case.
Divorce is expensive, that’s not a surprise, but how much should you expect to pay?
Child custody hearings are hugely important, but what should you expect? What questions will you be asked? How do you need to prepare?
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 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.
Following divorce, parents face a number of new issues, one of which is child support. But how does the state calculate child support?
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.
Though marijuana use in Washington State is now legal, it carries a stigma, and, like it or not, can still impact child custody cases. Here’s how.
You may never want to see your ex again after the divorce, but when there are kids, co-parenting is a way of life. Here’s how to survive.
Sweat equity can increase the value of shared assets, which often impacts divorce settlements.
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.
If you have kids, custody exchanges after divorce are going to be a fact of life. They’re not always easy, but here are some ways to keep things civil.
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.
We all know that parents have a huge impact on a child’s life, but why is it important for kids to have fathers present and accounted for?This isn’t to say a child is raised without a father can’t be happy and successful, it’s about increasing the odds.
When it comes to child custody, what is a right of first refusal, and how does it impact how much time you spend with your kids?
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.
Education is a big part of most people’s lives. And at least one person believes education impacts divorce and divorce rates.
In Washington, protection orders serve to guard against abuse, stalking, and harassment. Here’s what you need to know about them.
The initial consultation is an opportunity to get your questions answered and help you better understand how your circumstances affect the divorce process.
My teenage son doesn’t want to live with his mom anymore, can he move in with me? Does the court take his desires into account?
In part two of “dating after divorce,” Torr Lindberg shares some tactics to help you comfortably segue back into the dating scene.
The Washington Division of Child Support is key to enforcing support orders. Here’s how it works.
Modifying a child support order is tough enough in the best cases, but what if your ex keeps dodging scheduled meetings?
Starting the conversation about a prenuptial agreement can be awkward, but it’s an important one to have.
Snooping tools have certainly changed. Such digital snooping continues to have an ever-growing impact on divorce and the aftermath.
Most of us think ending a marriage is a sad, somber event. It often is, but not always. Here are some fun, festive ways people choose to celebrate divorce.