What is a legal separation?
Legal Separation in Seattle, Olympia & Tacoma
A legal separation is a process that allows a couple to separate, while remaining legally married. The separation is filed at a Washington county’s superior court and similar to divorce, spouses make many of the same major decisions. For example, spouses will divide assets, create parenting plans and work out support.
While relatively uncommon, legal separation can be the best choice under the right circumstances. Legal separations can ensure that one spouse is not liable for the actions of another, a spouse still has access to healthcare, and couples have time to transition into separation before divorce.Get in touch