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How Much is My Divorce Going to Cost?

2019-08-13T12:16:26-06:00August 8th, 2019|

It is difficult to get attorneys to give a straight forward estimate on the cost of a divorce.  Many attorneys are afraid that a truthful answer will chase away a potential client.  Other attorneys try to attract clients by low-balling the estimate.  We try to be honest and give you [...]

What if We Are Not Married?

2019-08-08T11:23:00-06:00August 8th, 2019|

Couples that have lived together in an intimate relationship may have the court treat their breakup in nearly the same fashion as the court treats a divorcing married couple.  Formerly referred to as a “meretricious” relationship, the new term for couples that live together is “Committed Intimate Relationship”. While the [...]

What Documents do I need to give to my Divorce Attorney?

2019-08-07T15:10:52-06:00August 7th, 2019|

During Divorce, you will have to disclose information related to your finances, property, and debts to the court. Compiling these documents before meeting with your Attorney will substantially help your case. Attorneys bill by the minute, so the more prepared you are before each meeting with your attorney, the more [...]

What Should I Look for When Selecting a Divorce Attorney?

2019-08-07T15:09:07-06:00August 7th, 2019|

Select an attorney with real experience in family law, and who focuses their legal practice on representing family law clients. Select an attorney with a history of getting the results their clients want. Select an attorney that listens to you when you speak, and understands what you want. Interview your [...]

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

2019-08-07T15:04:11-06:00August 7th, 2019|

Why you need a divorce lawyer If you’re reading this page right now, you probably need help. First of all, we want to say that we’re sorry. Divorce is never easy and we’re truly sorry you are now faced with going through this process. We’re here to help you. Since [...]

Where do I get Information Concerning Military Divorces?

2019-08-07T14:56:23-06:00August 7th, 2019|

If you are active duty military you should discuss your marital problems with your commanding officer, and keep them informed of any significant changes at home and any legal actions. You should contact the JAG officer for advice on how to proceed in this jurisdiction. Generally, the JAG officer cannot [...]

How is Child Support Calculated?

2019-08-08T11:19:37-06:00August 7th, 2019|

One of the longest lasting financial consequences of a divorce, child support, is not set by personal preference or by whim of the Court. By Washington state statute, child support is calculated based on a statewide schedule adopted by the Legislature. It is a complex system. Many fathers need help [...]

How Much Will a Divorce Cost in Washington?

2019-08-07T14:54:52-06:00August 7th, 2019|

No one can truthfully tell you how much your divorce will actually cost. Even after being told the details of your case and the current agreements with your spouse, your attorney cannot control future behavior and changes in attitudes that can dramatically increase the cost. We can advise you of [...]