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What is a divorce decree?

Washington couples who are undergoing the divorce process are doing so to get a divorce decree. This is the formal judgment or court order that grants the termination of your marriage. A divorce decree is not finalized without a signature from the judge. What's...

Special considerations for grey divorcees

Divorce rates are going down, generally speaking. But the over-50 cohort still has higher than average levels. These splits have been nicknamed grey divorces. People in Washington state should be aware of the special considerations that impact late-in-life divorces....

Does living together lead to millennial divorces?

Living together before getting married doesn't reflect an entirely new trend. Millennials appear to embrace the plan, but it seems the divorce rate among young persons who cohabitate trends upwards. Of course, cohabitation alone doesn't automatically mean millennial...

How debts are handled during a divorce

The state of Washington is a community property state, which means that joint assets are divided equally in a divorce settlement. It also means that joint debts are typically split equally in a divorce settlement. An outstanding balance may be labeled as a marital...

Why is a strong co-parenting plan important?

The type of co-parenting plan that you create with your ex will determine the quality of care your children receive and if they have a smooth transition into living in two different homes in Washington. It's important to establish consistency with the rules children...

Is a collaborative divorce right for you?

Traditionally, the divorce process has been long and tiring for all parties involved. Now, Washington residents have the option of undergoing a collaborative divorce. This type of divorce model is considered a modern and non-adversarial resolution option. A new...

Can you change your child support?

If you've undergone a divorce in the state of Washington, you know that negotiations over child custody can be difficult. It may seem like it took forever to get to the agreement that you're at right now regarding child custody and child support. However, life...

Unexpected issues that can lead to divorce

Although most people go into a marriage with no thoughts of ever getting a divorce, the sad truth is that divorce does happen. While you may think divorce is more likely after a couple has children, that's not actually the case. Rather, there are many unexpected...

How to be proactive when planning for divorce

A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. However, there are proactive steps that you can take to expedite the process of ending your marriage with less stress. For instance, it is a good idea to hire a Washington divorce attorney to...