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Washington Divorce Course


Learn the basics of divorce in Washington State by watching our Divorce Course series

The Divorce Process

Every state handles divorce differently.  In Washington there are things like a mandatory 90-day cool down period and no-fault divorces.  The following video will give you a quick overview of what to expect when your divorce starts.


Property and Debt Division

When a couple divorces, one of the top concerns is the division of their large assets like houses and bank accounts. The video below will give you a brief overview on how property and debts are appropriated in a divorce.


Custody and Visitation

In Washington State, custody and visitation schedules are outlined in a document called a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan is a critically important document that covers much more than just who has the children over summer break. Watch the video below for a brief overview on how custody and visitation are handled in Washington State.


Child Support

The Child Support Schedule is a set formula used to determine the child support obligation between two parents. There are ways situations that allow you to deviate from the calculation but they are not easily granted. The video below provides a brief overview of how child support is calculated in Washington State.


Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance (also known as alimony) is money paid by the higher wage earning spouse to the lower wage earning spouse. For many Washington men, this means paying their wives monthly alimony during and after the divorce.


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided to help people dealing with divorce or custody issues. This is not legal advice. These are informational resources to help you be better educated in navigating family law matters.