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  • 7 Marriage Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask to Avoid Divorce

    7 Marriage Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask to Avoid Divorce Before you and your significant other tie the knot, make sure you both have the same expectations going into your marriage. When couples communicate their wants, needs, and expectancies, they’re far less likely to find themselves having major disagreements about big life decisions that could eventually result in divorce. Even if certain topics don’t seem relevant to you now, they are almost certain to become so later down the line. When couples have different views on major issues, such as the desire to have children or ...
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  • What are the Benefits of Legal Separation?

    What are the Benefits of Legal Separation? Divorce has a heaviness to it that can be intimidating to some people who are unhappy with the condition of their marriage. To completely and permanently end a marriage (and any benefits the marriage may afford) causes many couples to hesitate, even if they no longer want to be together. If you are finding yourself in this situation, you should know that there is a “comfortable in-between” called legal separation . In Washington, legal separation is a legal action that enacts certain elements of a divorce, but does not end ...
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  • Am I Entitled To My Spouse's Inheritance?

    Am I Entitled To My Spouse's Inheritance? People contemplating or going through divorce frequently wonder which assets are subject to property division and which are not. For example, many individuals often question if an inheritance is divisible in a divorce. In all dissolution of marriage cases, the courts in Washington State must characterize all property presented before it as either separate or community in nature. Washington is considered a community property state, meaning that all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to belong to the marital ...
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  • Will Divorce Ruin My Life?

    Will Divorce Ruin My Life? When spouses grow apart physically, mentally, and emotionally, some choose to work through issues and difficulties, while others find their situations unbearable or beyond repair. For individuals in the latter situation, divorce appears to be the most appropriate course of action. However, many fear that divorce will ruin their life. Perhaps this is why most people think about divorce for an average of two years before taking action. Because our Washington family lawyers understand how stressful life can become leading up to ...
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  • 4 Things You Should Know About Divorce & Social Media

    4 Things You Should Know About Divorce & Social Media You may be surprised to learn that according to a recently released report by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one-third of all divorce filings mention the word “Facebook.” A growing number of divorce filings make reference to some kind of online relationship, and it is not uncommon for spouses to even announce their intentions to end their marriages through popular social media outlets like Instagram, Twitter, or other sites. The widespread use (and misuse) of social media has become such a deeply engrained part ...
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