While many divorces are contentious proceedings, others are completely uncontested. In some cases, a divorce may be uncontested because you and your spouse have amicably separated and are able to reach agreements on all relevant issues. In other cases, though,

Before you actually begin divorce proceedings, there are some important steps that you can take to prepare yourself for your divorce. When you divorce, substantial changes to your life are likely to occur. You may need to live in a



Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is designed to help people settle legal disputes outside of the courtroom. The courts in Benton, Franklin, Yakima and Walla Walla counties require all parties in most domestic relations cases

Washington law refers to alimony or spousal support as maintenance. In a divorce, the court may order one spouse to pay a certain amount of money to the other spouse on a set schedule, or a certain bill that is

Washington law uses the term “residential schedule” to describe what is commonly known as visitation. A parenting plan contains information about a family’s residential schedule. In most cases of divorce or separation that involve a child, one parent is designated

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