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.
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.
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.
Child custody disputes can be heated, contentious affairs. But what if you’re not a biological parent? Do you even have a chance to win guardianship?
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.
What are the primary differences between a contested and an uncontested divorce and which category does your case fit into?
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.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
Like trying to alter most court-issued decrees, child support modification in Washington isn’t particularly easy, but it is possible.
Many states have provisions to secure visitation rights for grandparents, Washington, however, does not.
Education is a big part of most people’s lives. And at least one person believes education impacts divorce and divorce rates.
Divorce has drastic financial implications no matter your age, but couples approaching retirement face a number of unique potential pitfalls.
There are many things divorced parents can do to successfully navigate their holiday custody schedule—and not so successfully.
Divorce or bankruptcy, which should you file first? Every situation is different, and there are many variables, but here’s what to consider.
In Washington, protection orders serve to guard against abuse, stalking, and harassment. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Spousal support is often one of the biggest expenses encountered after divorce, and it’s important to understand how it works.
Mudslinging and conflict are common occurrences in divorce, but when abuse allegations come into play, that changes things dramatically.
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.
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.
Father’s Day may look a little bit different this year, thanks to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to celebrate dad!
Criminal charges often have a major impact on custody cases. The legal mire of new Seattle Seahawk Quinton Dunbar may show us how.
Divorce requires the separation of more than just assets and debts. It also requires dealing with often overlooked items, like health insurance.
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 saga of former Seahawk safety Earl Thomas may be crazy, but it shines a light on family law issues like divorce, jurisdiction, custody, and more.
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?
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.
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?
From football, basketball, and baseball, to rugby, cricket, and NASCAR, fantasy sports are everywhere. But how can they be useful to divorced dads?
“You might not expect this from a divorce attorney, but I would say tough it out. Understand that you’re stretched. Everyone is. So be kind to each other.”
Life insurance policies can be one of the more delicate knots to untie in divorce and oftentimes get overlooked when ending a marriage.
The initial consultation is an opportunity to get your questions answered and help you better understand how your circumstances affect the divorce process.
Stepfathers often spend decades providing love, support, and guidance to children. In divorce, it feels like your work, dedication, and sacrifice disappear.
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?
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?
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.
Rebuilding your network of friends after a divorce can be intimidating. But fear not, friendships are attainable with a little elbow grease and patience.
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?
It’s important to make sure post-secondary payments are going to the right place. Here’s how.
In part two of “dating after divorce,” Torr Lindberg shares some tactics to help you comfortably segue back into the dating scene.
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.
“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.”
The Washington Division of Child Support is key to enforcing support orders. Here’s how it works.
Olympia is technically the state capital of Washington, but not our only one. A new report looks at data and dubs one city the “Divorce Capital Washington.”