Divorce, also referred to as dissolution of marriage, is not only emotionally-charged; it can also be financially draining. Even under the best circumstances, the outcome of divorce can have long-term legal effects. A person who does not have their own divorce attorney is in a bad negotiating position. You should always speak with a qualified divorce attorney as early as possible to protect your legal rights and property. It’s important to find a lawyer that can decrease conflict and expense while providing expert negotiation for the best outcome.
At Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd, PLLC, our attorneys have honed their divorce practice in Washington for over a decade and our results in this rapidly-changing area of law speak for themselves.
Call us today at 360-690-0064 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are an experienced legal team that handles divorce issues, including:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Alimony and Spousal Support
- Division of Property
- Parenting Plans
- Legal Separation
- Domestic Violence
Washington Division of Property Laws
Washington is a "community property" state, meaning that the name on the asset or debt is not controlling as to ownership rights or obligations for a liability. Even if only one spouse worked outside the home, most assets and money are considered the property of the marital "community", which is both spouses. The Court is charged with making a just and equitable division of all assets and debts, be they community or separate in nature.
Washington Legal Separation
Legal separation does not end a marriage or domestic partnership, yet many of the same processes for divorce must be undergone for a legal separation to be obtained. Assets may still be divided, parenting plans documented and the Court can divide up the assets and change the parenting arrangements of both parties even if they have not yet completed a divorce.
Expert Divorce Representation
Our Washington divorce team of attorneys will work with all factors in your divorce case to strive for a fair and equitable final outcome. Whether you and your spouse have reached agreements prior to coming to a lawyer or your divorce is highly disputed and requires litigation, our firm will represent your best interests. We will do what is necessary to protect our clients while recognizing that chasing unreasonable resolutions will only drag the process on unnecessarily. Our goal is to always reach a favorable outcome for our clients.
The attorneys at Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd, PLLC have the experience and dedication to help guide you through the legal steps necessary to move past this difficult time in your life and protect your rights. Call us today 360-690-0064 to schedule an appointment or go online and fill out our no-obligation contact form.