Tacoma Family Law Blog

Dividing retirement accounts during divorce

Working for many years has enabled you to stash away quite a bit in your retirement account. You and your spouse have sacrificed over the years to have this sizeable nest egg leading into your retirement years. However, now that the two of you are looking at...

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Reasons married couples compose postnuptial agreements

Many married Tacoma couples do not like the notion that their unions are not going to be permanent, but it is very possible to not see a divorce coming, which is why it helps to have a prenuptial agreement on hand that addresses issues that might come up in a divorce....

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How does property division work in Washington?

If you are filing for divorce, you are probably wondering what will happen to your property and money. How much you get to keep and what your spouse is entitled to is largely determined by Washington law. Washington has it's own set of community property laws, meaning...

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How to survive financially after divorce

When a marriage ends, financial matters become a major concern for many single parents. The costs of managing a household alone can seem overwhelming, especially if you stay at home with young children and have been out of the workforce of a while. Fortunately,...

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What is marital property?

During a divorce one of the most tedious processes is dividing property. It is essential for the court to first label or characterize property, discovering what assets constitute community property and what assets constitute separate property. Since Washington is a...

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How do you successfully explain divorce to children?

When couples in Washington decide to end a marriage and there are children involved, the situation is complicated financially, physically and emotionally. It is hard enough on young kids to understand that they will no longer live with both parents and kids can easily...

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