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Divorce With Pets: Cat and Dog Custody in Washington
A pet’s life after divorce is dependent on its owners. In the best cases, owners draft their own legal arrangement, which covers pet parenting, vet bills and decision-making. If the issue goes to court, the outcome will depend on the judge. Washington law designates pets as personal property and most times a judge will simply award the pet to one spouse or the other. However, it is becoming more common for judges to treat pets more like family members and consider what is best for the pet.
Name Change After Divorce: Walkthrough to a New Name
You do not have to change your name during a divorce. During the divorce, you have the choice to keep your married name, revert to your maiden name, or choose a new name altogether. You can also change it later on. However, if you’re on the fence know that the process is easier and less expensive if the name change is included as part of the divorce.
Common Law Marriage in WA: Legal Effects of Living Together
Washington courts do award ex-partners certain interests at the end of a relationship. Although the rights of non-married couples are limited, an ex-partner will be entitled to a fair division of community property acquired during the relationship. However, a court must first rule that there was a committed intimate relationship (CIR).
Cost of Divorce in WA: Predicting What You’ll Pay
While the exact price of any divorce is unpredictable, it is possible to estimate cost based on the chosen method. Depending on the degree of conflict, spouses can choose a self represented divorce, an attorney led uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, or litigation driven divorce.
Filing for Guardianship in WA: Steps to Protect Your Family
It is possible to become a guardian without an attorney. Keep in mind the process is complicated, so advice from an expert can only help you. Although, if you can’t afford legal fees or you’re just a do it yourselfer with the time to learn, you can file for guardianship on your own. This post is designed to make the process as easy to understand as possible.
Budget Divorce: $50,106 in Cost Cutting Tips
You can save thousands in the divorce process if you know how to approach it. In some situations you can even divorce for free. In this article I’ll show you some of your best budget divorce options, including filing for a fee waiver, developing an attorney partnership, and finding a legal service provider, totaling $50,106 in savings.
Top Ten Questions Divorce Clients Need to Ask
When I worked on my first divorce case I had a list of my top WA divorce questions and spent hours searching for answers. Since then, I’ve kept track of the most common divorce questions and have compiled the answers below. As someone new to the divorce process you’ll be asking yourself many of the same questions. Here are the top 10 questions I’m asked by clients about divorce in Washington.
Divorcing a Missing, Out of State or Uncooperative Spouse
The process is more complicated, but an uncooperative spouse can’t stop the divorce by ignoring it. If your spouse is missing or out of state you can ask for permission to serve them by publication or mail. If they ignore the papers after being served you can file a motion for default, which asks the court to approve the divorce anyway.
Washington Annulments: Basics of the Divorce Alternative
Washington’s version of an annulment is called a declaration of invalidity. Unlike divorce, which ends a marriage, a declaration of invalidity cancels a marriage. Essentially it wipes it clean from the record like it never occurred in the first place.
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