Tacoma Family Law Blog

What is financial infidelity?

When you hear the word infidelity, you probably think of affairs, emotional or physical, that leave a marriage in ruins. Unfortunately, this is not the only way that your spouse may lose your trust. Another reason that you may decide you can no longer move forward in...

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What to expect from the Impact on Children seminar

In Pierce County, like many other jurisdictions in the United States, courts are paying more attention to the effect that changes in a family structure have on children. Much research has recently pointed out the importance of both parents remaining actively involved...

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Why are you second-guessing your decision to divorce?

During your marriage, you and your current spouse had several open, honest discussions, maybe you even visited a marriage counselor or therapist in Washington. Despite your commitment to marital improvement, it seems that divorce is your best option. Or is it?...

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Can staying healthy help you cope with divorce?

When you feel like the pain and disappointment over your divorce is beginning to distract you from focusing on anything else in your life, it may be time to reevaluate what you can do to lessen the impact of a relationship that has ended. Have you ever considered that...

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Financial survival after a divorce

Divorce can take a toll on your finances. It requires some money to get through the process, and once it is over, the situation leaves you trying to figure out how to manage your finances without your spouse's income. It can be tricky to pull everything together and...

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How are divorce and legal separation different?

When you are experiencing marital difficulties in Washington, there are several different ways to handle the situation. Divorce is one possible option, and legal separation is another. Because they are similar in significant ways, you may get the two confused....

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How can I deal with the holidays after divorce?

The holidays are stressful for many people. For those recently divorced, they can be the source of significant strife and bad feelings. However, this doesn't have to be the case for you. It's possible to deal with emotions and enjoy the holiday season on your own...

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How can military parents handle visitation?

Tacoma parents like you who get divorced will have to deal with setting up visitation schedules. Unfortunately, as a parent who is also in the military, this can be a somewhat complex situation to handle. Today, we at Lutz & Associates, P.S., will discuss some...

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When does a judge award spousal maintenance?

As the spouse who managed the household and raised the children, you may worry that after your Washington divorce, you will have to work at a minimum-wage job. This will substantially affect your standard of living, which does not seem fair since your spouse could not...

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