Washington Divorce Lawyer
We understand that the end of a marriage is never easy. A divorce can turn your entire world upside down. Every aspect of your life may be in flux. Your residence, standard of living, relationships with your children, and daily routine may all be changing. Your emotions may be in turmoil as you grieve the loss of your relationship and adjust to your new life. Yet, during this unsettled time, you will need to make important decisions that will have a lasting impact on your life and the lives of your children. A Washington divorce lawyer can provide you with the support and guidance you need to make good decisions for yourself and your family during the high-stress period.
Our family attorneys in Washington will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and guide you in establishing realistic, achievable goals. We will tell you the truth about your case, even when it is hard to hear. With an honest assessment, you can make intelligent decisions for yourself and your children. We will work together with you on strategic planning to reach your goals; allowing us to avoid unnecessary work and you to avoid unnecessary expense.
Some couples prefer to file for legal separation versus filing for divorce. Legal separation doesn’t end the marriage, but it allows the parties to legally separate and still resolve matters such as child support, custody, visitation and the division of assets and liabilities. Luckily, a Washington divorce lawyer can assist.
Most divorce cases are settled out of court using a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. Our Washington divorce attorneys are also trained and qualified to conduct collaborative divorces. Negotiation, mediation and collaborative methods place the power to resolve your case into your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial.