Tacoma Family Law Blog

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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Arriving at a property settlement agreement

If you and your spouse contemplate getting a Washington divorce, you need to know that Washington represents one of the few remaining community property states. What this means is that the two of you must divide all your marital property equally between you when you...

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Why should you consider joint custody?

If you and your spouse plan to divorce in Washington, both of you likely have concerns about the way your children will react to the news. You know they will worry about where they will live, with whom, and how much they will continue to see the other parent. They may...

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