Divorce

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Visitation Stress

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Visitation Stress

Are you newly separated or mid-divorce with no parenting agreement/order in place?  Start the holiday visitation conversation early to avoid piling on the stress.  We have 5 ways to help you navigate these new waters: 1. Parents Decide, Not The Kids Do not discuss...

Focus On Child Support

Focus On Child Support

Here in Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed that August is Child Support Awareness Month in 2021, but when did child support become “a thing?” Turns out, in the 19th century, as the USA developed more aggressive child support obligations as...

3 Tips for Preparing for a Divorce

3 Tips for Preparing for a Divorce

Your marriage is unique, and chances are, your divorce will be too. We know that when your personal life turns on its ear, just getting through the day can be difficult. That’s why we suggest that you focus on the three key areas of social media, finances, and...

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...

The psychological impact of divorce is a legitimate concern

A divorce, on paper, is nothing more than a legal document that ends your marriage. It separates your assets and your responsibility to one another. It's not the legal aspects of divorce that cause the majority of problems in a divorce case, though. It tends to be the...

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