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What Is A No-Fault Divorce?

It is not uncommon for people to come into our office wanting to know what grounds they need to get divorced. They might say, "My spouse has not had an affair or been abusive, but I just don't want to be married anymore. Can I still get divorced?" We explain that Washington is a no-fault state,...

Removal of Spouse From Home During Divorce: Restraining Order and DVOP

Unfortunately, at the beginning of a divorce case, it is sometimes necessary to have a spouse removed from the family home. This would most typically be in a high conflict divorce where the other spouse has some history of domestic violence. If a divorce case has not yet been filed, but the home...

When Do We Need to Litigate?

Some couples are able to engage in a peaceful dispute resolution process such as Collaboration or facilitative Mediation to work out their own divorce agreements. However, for other couples that may not be a realistic option, in which case, it may be necessary to litigate. Litigation means using the...

Legal Remedies to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can occur in any type of relationship. It crosses racial, socio-economic and age lines and isn't limited to a "type" of person or couple. If fact, it will may surprise you to know that one in five Washington women has reported being injured by domestic violence during their lifetim...