Seattle Divorce Law
Our team of lawyers realize the importance of helping clients understand Washington State's divorce laws. These laws can and do change over time, so it's vital for a lawyer to have a working knowledge of these laws and how they apply in real situations. When married couples seek a divorce, it's advisable to consult Washington divorce law while negotiating terms to ensure that their rights are being protected. If negotiations fail the divorce case will go to family law court, and important decisions may ultimately be up to the discretion of a judge, even those involving your children.
Our King County divorce lawyers protect the rights our clients at every turn. We believe that only you know what’s best for your children, so we fight to protect the ideals you hold dear. Washington divorce law governs our actions but we also use our experience and skillful litigation in an effort to achieve our goals. Developing trust with our Washington divorce clients is essential to success, so we take time to listen to your needs so we can better prepare your case.
Washington State family law clearly defines all of the issues that may arise during divorce proceedings or when addressing a family court issue. These include issues like property division, spousal maintenance, child custody, paternity, adoption, modifications, and child support.
If you are considering a divorce, or were served with divorce papers, our professional Seattle attorneys will help you better understand complex Washington divorce laws. Many of our Seattle divorce clients have important questions regarding how much they might pay in child support, which parent will get custody of kids or visitation rights, or even how long the divorce process takes. Our Seattle attorneys will provide you with answers by using their more than 50 years of combined experience to your benefit.
It all starts with a free consultation.Some Facts To Consider about Divorce in Washington State
If you're legally married, or in a common law marriage from another state or country, you are eligible for divorce in the State of Washington. In many situations, one partner believes the marriage can't be fixed, but the other spouse thinks it can be. This is a problem, and can make for a contentious divorce. Still, this it does not meat that a judge won't finalize it.
Your spouse may argue about issues involving children, property, spousal maintenance, and support. In certain situations a judge may issue an order of protection or rule over the details of a parenting plan that both parties must follow. Keep in mind that the court only has jurisdiction over your parenting plan if your children have been residing in Washington State for at least 6 months, and another state hasn't entered any custody orders.
Sometimes couples handle their own divorces, but we highly recommend that you seek professional guidance. Even if you and your spouse agree on the details and are on amicable terms, you may still not be aware of your personal rights and could end up making choices that are not in your own best interests.Our Seattle Lawyers Will Help You Learn More about Divorce Laws in Washington
Going through a Seattle divorce is stressful and emotionally draining. You must also navigate the complexities of Washington State family law and deal with the court system, a judge, your ex-spouse, and their attorney. Our Washington State divorce attorneys will help you deal with the stress of handling these many variables, provide you with focus, and offer you sound counsel and a listening ear when you need it most.
Washington divorce law was written to protect your legal rights during a divorce. Your attorney will help you use the law to benefit your position and ensure you're treated fairly. The first step you should take is establishing a series of goals. Ask yourself what you would like to accomplish as the process unfolds, and then see how Washington’s divorce laws apply to this list of goals. Our Seattle divorce lawyers will then help you take steps to achieve those goals.
Our Seattle legal professionals offer a free, private, and confidential consultation, which allows you to get some honest answers concerning the law. If you choose one of our professional lawyers to represent your interests, we will earn your trust through hard work, skillful litigation, determination, and an in-depth knowledge of Washington States complex divorce laws.