Just because you have a divorce agreement down on paper, that doesn’t mean everyone will automatically play by the rules.
There are many things divorced parents can do to successfully navigate their holiday custody schedule—and not so successfully.
Thanksgiving and other holidays can be tough times for newly divorced dads. Here are some tips and strategies to get through a difficult stretch.
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.”
Many states have provisions to secure visitation rights for grandparents, Washington, however, does not.
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.”
My ex-wife wants to move to another state for work, but I don’t want them to. How can I stop this?
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.
From football, basketball, and baseball, to rugby, cricket, and NASCAR, fantasy sports are everywhere. But how can they be useful to divorced dads?
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.
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.
It’s important to make sure post-secondary payments are going to the right place. Here’s how.
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.
Did you know June is Men’s Health Month? Here are some ways to get in the spirit, celebrate, improve your health, and prevent issues down the road!
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?
One of our favorite ways to mark Father’s Day is to watch movies with the old man. Here are some great movie dads to watch with your father.
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.
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?
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?
The law is neutral as written, but the common perception is that they favor mothers in custody cases. So what are a father’s odds of getting full custody?
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?
Child custody cases can be complicated. Courts consider many factors when making this decision. But what are your custody rights if you have been in prison?
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.
Can you get an itemized breakdown of what your child support payments actually cover every month? How do you go about ensuring child support accountability?
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.
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.
“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?”
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.