Washington is a community property state, but that doesn't necessarily mean the judge will split your property 50/50 when you divorce. Learn how Washington courts divide assets and debts in a divorce—and how you can avoid having a judge decide for you.
Divorce doesn't always have to be a boxing match between spouses. If you and your spouse can communicate, you may qualify for a streamlined, uncontested divorce process that can save time, headaches, and money.
Washington state’s version of annulment is called a "declaration of invalidity." This article explains the declaration of invalidity, tells you how to get one, and describes the effects of a declaration of invalidity in Washington. If you have additional questions after reading this article, contact
One of the most exciting events in a person’s life is an engagement to be married. Yet amid all the exhilaration and planning, most people don’t stop to consider the legal implications of marriage. If you’re planning to marry, it’s advisable to take some time to think about whether you should
Postsecondary educational support is court-ordered payment parents make for the costs of post-high school education. "Secondary" educational expenses, by contrast, are expenses that parents have to pay when their children are still attending high school.
Washington courts are very cautious about making major changes to custody arrangements. Parents that want to modify a parenting plan will have to show adequate cause and a substantial change in circumstances.
Abuse can result in visible bruises or invisible emotional scars - whether seen or unseen, the frightening impact of abuse is the same and it has long-term consequences for your family. Such emotional or physical abuse, also called “domestic violence,” can affect which parent receives custody of