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When is guardianship the best option?

As people get older, there is a chance that they will no longer be able to care for themselves or take care of their finances the way that they used to. According to the Washington State Council on Aging, guardianship is an option when an adult has significant trouble...

Financial strategies for non-working spouses during divorce

Divorce is never easy, but it is especially frightening if you depend on your spouse financially. As a non-working spouse, you don't have any income of your own. You don't have a recent job history either, which means that getting a good job could be difficult. If you...

What not to do when facing divorce

When you are facing a divorce, you feel a gamut of emotions: hurt, anger, frustration and relief. At some point, you may decide you want to take matters more into your hands to gain a sense of control. You are tired and annoyed with the fact you have to negotiate so...

What is marital property?

Because Washington is a community property state, Washington courts generally divide marital property equally between spouses in the event of a divorce, although there are scenarios in which this is not the case. Thus, it is especially important to know which of your...

Divorcing? These tips can help if you’re overwhelmed

If you're going through a divorce, it can be hard. You might be angry or disappointed. You could feel guilty or hurt. Those are all legitimate feelings that you may need to work through. However, it's important for you to remember that how you respond to the divorce...

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