Washington Property Division Lawyer
Couples often wonder how divorce will affect their shared property. Washington is a community property state, which means that all property and debt acquired during a marriage belong equally to both partners and must be split between them. But does this split need to be exactly even?
In Washington, state law requires judges to split property in a “just and equitable” manner. This means that the division of property has to be fair, but not necessarily equal. There is no requirement that each partner receives the same amount of money, property, or other assets.
When a court determines the division of property, it will attempt to do so in an equitable manner. To reach an equitable result, the court will consider the length of the marriage, the amount of community property compared with separate property, the needs of each spouse to care for children, and the ability of each spouse to care for his or herself after the divorce is finished. To ensure that your split is just and accounts for all your need seek the assistance of a Washington property division lawyer today. The experienced Washington family law attorneys with our firm can assist in filing a claim and ensuring that you know what to expect throughout the legal process.