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.
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…
We like watching movies with dad, and we’ve compiled a list of great films to watch on Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, or just because.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes referred to as shared custody, the courts award parental rights and responsibilities to both parents. This means they share the duties of raising their child.
Divorce throws a child’s world into upheaval, but what about cases of split custody? Will the court really separate siblings?
There’s a lot of information floating around, but how can you differentiate between an urban legend and a scary divorce fact?
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?
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.
Going back to school can be a hectic, stressful time for kids. But divorced dads feel it, too. Here are some useful hints to help you both out.
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 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.
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.
What does a parenting plan include? After a divorce, this document lays out all of the custody, residential time, and visitation regarding your children.
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.
In divorce and custody suits, a guardian ad litem may come in to look after the best interest of any children involved. Here’s what you need to be aware of.
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.
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.
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.
Child custody hearings are hugely important, but what should you expect? What questions will you be asked? How do you need to prepare?
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?
My ex-wife wants to move to another state for work, but I don’t want them to. How can I stop this?