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Property Division in Seattle

Property Division Issues Are Complex - Our Seattle Divorce Attorneys Will Help You Negotiate A Fair Agreement

Issues involving property division are often some of the most contested aspects of a Seattle divorce. Feelings of resentment and frustration are commonplace, and arguments can sometimes threaten to derail divorce negotiations. How each individual perceives "fairness" is at the heart of these disputes, because divorcing couples often disagree on what is considered a "fair" separation of their property. If the Seattle divorce only involves a few assets, reaching an agreement may be relatively straightforward, but if there are numerous assets or some that are highly valued by both parties, the divorce can devolve into petty bickering.

During a Seattle divorce, assets are typically divided equally between each party, regardless of whether the property is separate or communal. Your Seattle divorce lawyer will ascertain your personal goals and pursue them during property negotiations, so that the focus remains on securing assets that have the highest personal value.

Our King County divorce attorneys will fight to protect assets that you obtained before getting married, because Washington law does not consider this type of property as a shared asset.

There is no substitute for quality legal counsel from a Washington State divorce attorney when handling issues involving property and assets. How your property is divided may be one of the most important aspects of your Seattle divorce depending on your situation, so put your trust in the extensive experience of our qualified divorce lawyers.

Property Division In Seattle – Special Circumstances to Consider

It's the role of the court to make sure assets acquired while married are split evenly during a divorce. However, sometimes special circumstances must be weighed by the court. For example, if one partner sacrificed their own career so their spouse could pursue their own, they may be entitled to a larger share of the assets. Your Seattle attorney will ask you a series of questions to ascertain whether special circumstances may help you during the divorce process.

Another example is if took primary care of your kids while your spouse worked. In this situation, you may have leverage to keep possession of your house, or at least live in it. Other situations may influence the court's ruling on property division, so it's a good idea to work with an attorney with plenty of experience in King County courts.

We encounter situations sometimes where a clients believes they are entitled to more than their share of property and assets because their spouse was adulterous. There is no doubt that unfaithfulness can be emotionally painful, but it does not legally entitle the innocent party to a larger share of community assets.

There is one caveat to this law – if the adulterous spouse used community assets to support their affair or to buy drugs, the court may take this into consideration.

Our Professional Divorce Attorneys In Seattle Offer A Free Consultation

Talk to one of our experienced Seattle divorce attorneys today and start getting a better understanding of how property division laws pertain to your situation. Schedule a cost-free appointment today, and one of our Washington State divorce attorneys will contact you within 24 hours. We will answer your questions and address your concerns, making it possible for you to fully explore your legal options. By speaking directly with one of our qualified Seattle divorce attorneys, you can have faith that you will be treated fairly.

If you choose one of our divorce lawyers in Seattle to represent your interests, you will need to disclose all of your assets before we can begin negotiations. Our Seattle divorce attorneys will offer you counsel as we work through issues involving common assets like furniture, jewelry, automobiles, and any other property you acquired while married. Additionally, our Seattle divorce lawyers will review all retirement and bank accounts to make sure that you get your fair share and aren't taken advantage of.

Obstacles are common during any divorce, but with over fifty years of collective experience our Washington divorce attorneys are well equipped to handle your most sensitive property division issues. If you own assets with significant sentimental value, such as a prized family hand-me-down or cherished vehicle, our Seattle lawyers will do everything they can to protect the asset as part of your final agreement, so make sure to make this clear at the outset.

Our Seattle divorce lawyers offer personalized attention and compassionate care while working to ensure that the division of your property is balanced and fair.

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