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Tacoma Divorce Law

Let Our Tacoma Attorneys Help You Navigate Washington Divorce Laws

Going through a divorce is a very confusing and stressful time in a person’s life. Attempting to navigate Washington State divorce laws on your own can make this transition even more difficult. It is very important to possess a thorough understanding of Washington State’s family laws, and how these laws can change over time. Our team of dedicated Tacoma attorneys realize this, and we know how vital it is for your lawyer to have a working knowledge of these laws and how they apply to real life situations.

There are many terms that will need to be negotiated with your former partner, and it is advisable to consult a Pierce County divorce lawyer to help you navigate this process. Unfortunately, negotiations can quickly go south. If you fail work out an amenable agreement with your former spouse, your divorce case will end up in family law court, leaving the decisions regarding your future up to the discretion of a judge.

We contend that only you know what is best for yourself and your children. Because our Pierce County divorce attorneys understand this, they will act as your personal advocate throughout every phase of the process. Washington State divorce law governs the actions we can take; so we use our extensive knowledge and experience to help you successfully navigate the challenges of a divorce. We understand that it’s important for you to develop trust with our Washington divorce attorneys. We work hard to develop this trust in order to ensure the most positive outcome possible, whether your case is decided via negotiations or it ends up getting decided in family court.

There are numerous issues that could come up during divorce proceedings, or in family court. Washington State’s laws clearly define all of these issues, and it’s essential that your lawyer has working knowledge of these laws. Some of the more common family law issues include sensitive topics such as paternity, child support, child custody, property division, spousal maintenance and more.

If you have been served with divorce papers, or are considering a divorce, you likely have many urgent questions that you need answers to. Our experienced Tacoma attorneys can help you get a better understanding of the sometimes complicated Washington State divorce laws. You may be asking yourself questions such as which parent will get custody of the kids? How much will the other parent need to pay in child support? How long does the divorce process take? Who will get the house, car or other assets?

Our Tacoma divorce lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience, and we are ready to use that experience to provide you with answers concerning Washington divorce laws.

Facts about Washington State Divorce

Often one spouse believes the marriage is over and can’t be fixed while the other spouse does not agree and wishes to try to fix it. This can cause the divorce to be particularly contentious, but that does not mean that the judge will not finalize it. Even if you are in a legal marriage or a just a common law marriage from another state or country, you are still eligible for divorce if you live in Washington State.

Many issues can cause contention and disagreement between you and your ex-spouse. Alimony, custody of the children, and deciding how to divide up property and assets can cause many arguments. In some cases, a judge may have to get involved to work out the details of child support, order child protection, or create a court ordered parenting plan that both parties must follow and accept. Our goal is to avoid leaving important decisions up to the judge by negotiating successfully with your ex.

It’s important to understand the law as these negotiations take place. There are many details that could be important, such as the court not having jurisdiction over your parenting plan if your children have been living in Washington less than 6 months, and there is no custody order in another state.

Sometimes people wish to just handle their own divorces without the guidance of a lawyer. We maintain that this is usually a bad idea because professional legal guidance is invaluable. Even if you and your ex approve agree on every detail, you may still be missing out on something beneficial by not being aware of your personal rights. This could cause you to make a choice that you later regret.

Learn More about Divorce Laws in Washington State with our Tacoma Attorneys

It is stressful going through the process of a Tacoma divorce. Navigating the complexities of Washington State’s family laws and dealing your ex-spouse, their lawyer, your judge, and the court, only adds to that stress. Let our Washington State divorce lawyers help you through this trying process by providing you with focus and offering you counsel based on Pierce County family law.

Protecting your rights during the divorce process is important, and Washington State divorce laws were written for this reason. Arriving at a fair agreement is very important, and your divorce attorney will help you take steps to ensure this happens. The first step in the divorce process is to establish a set of realistic goals. Your Tacoma divorce attorney will then ascertain how Washington’s divorce laws apply to these goals. It is then that your divorce attorney will take steps to negotiate with your ex-partner and their lawyer.

Our Tacoma attorneys are prepared, and ready to help you understand Washington’s divorce laws. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation with one of our qualified legal professionals. You likely have many questions, and there is no risk in getting some honest answers. If you decide to have our divorce attorneys represent your personal interests, we will work hard to achieve your goals.

We realize your trust in us is important, and our experienced lawyers will earn it though determination, hard work, and our in-depth understanding of Washington’s divorce laws.

Client Reviews
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Laurie has worked on my very challenging and contentious divorce and I could not have asked for a better family law attorney. She was able to handle all of the twists and turns of my case with ease. I highly recommend Laurie to anyone looking for an excellent, ethical and hard working counselor. Chandler
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Laurie is an incredible divorce lawyer! She did an amazing job with my divorce, and it was a real dog fight the whole way. She is a true fighter. And you can tell that she really cares about her family law clients and the results that she achieves for them. John
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My lawyer guided me through a very challenging time in my life when I was going through my divorce. She worked hard and explained every step of the way what was going on so I could understand the process. I was very happy with her work. Barbel