Should We Consider a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are planning to marry, you may want to discuss whether a prenuptial agreement would be useful to you. Prenups are useful for any couple that would like to define the outcome in advance should there be a divorce or death of one of the parties down the road. They may just want to have more cert...

What is the Process for an Uncontested Divorce?

Breaking Down Uncontested Divorces in Washington In the broadest sense, an uncontested divorce could be said to include any divorce in which the parties are not actively fighting over the terms of the divorce. This generally means that they are following a process other than litigation. Even if the...

Co-Parenting Apps

Our Seattle Child Custody Lawyers Help You Discover Co-Parenting Apps These days there is a lot of emphasis on divorced parents working together as co-parents rather than simply as two separate and isolated households. Doing this effectively means a certain amount of communication and coordinat...

Can I Appeal My Divorce?

When is an Appeal Needed for a Seattle Divorce? If your divorce final orders are based on a court ruling after trial, then you may be able to appeal the result. An appeal is a request for a reviewing court (generally the Court of Appeals) to review the ruling for legal errors. On the other hand, yo...
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The Role of Litigation in Divorce

The traditional approach to divorce is litigation, which is primarily court based. In other words we either go to trial to have the court decide the terms of the divorce, or we settle the case based on what we think the court would do if we went to trial. While other methods have been developed t...
The Divorce Talk

How Do I Talk to My Spouse About Divorce?

It is always tough to tell your spouse you want a divorce. Are they going to get angry or emotional? Are they going to try to talk you out of it, or go into attack mode? And of course, it is just hard to admit that the marriage is over. You may want to discuss with an attorney how best to bring t...

Do I Need My Spouse’s Signature For A Divorce?

While it certainly helps to have a spouse sign off on a divorce, in Washington you can still get divorced even if your spouse is uncooperative. That can happen in several different ways, depending on the actions your spouse takes or fails to take. If the two parties are able to agree to get divor...

How Are Retirement Benefits Divided in Divorce?

This might also be titled "What is a QDRO?", but the answer is really bigger than that. Some people assume that because retirement benefits were earned by the one party and is in her or his name, it is not subject to division. In fact, retirement benefits are considered community property and so...