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In general, your divorce file in Washington State is a public record. However, there are a number of exceptions. You will want to discuss with your Family Law lawyer specifically what parts of your divorce file will be open to view in the public record and what can be done to protect sensitive information. First […]

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While people tend to assume you need to separate at the time you start divorcing, that is not necessarily true. Many people in fact do wait to separate later during the process or even at the end. While it might be difficult for many to imagine living with your spouse under these circumstances, it can […]

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It can be very hard to figure out how to talk about your divorce with the important people in your life. Breaking the news or ongoing conversations can have a very real effect on your relationships, depending on your approach. My most important recommendation is to avoid running down your spouse. I know you may […]

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It may surprise people to learn that most divorces are actually settled out of court. Only when the parties are not able to reach an agreement does the case move on to a trial. My general estimate has been that maybe 2-3% of divorce cases actually go to trial. There are a number of methods […]

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In Washington State, a divorce is final as soon as the court signs the Decree of Dissolution. The whole divorce process generally takes anywhere from 3 months to a year, and there is a minimum 90 day waiting period after the divorce has been filed and served. If the case needs to go to trial, […]

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Recently attorney Nathan Cliber from our office was invited to participate in the “Kids Meet A …” video series. There have been many different topics covered in the series, from meeting a Japanese-American internment survivor, to meeting a 101 year old woman. In “Kids Meet A Divorce Lawyer”, kids get to ask Nathan questions about […]

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Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary process, which means that both parties need to agree to use the process. More than that, both parties need to believe this is the best way to move forward. If one is only paying lip service, participating only because it is what the other spouse wants, they do not have […]

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When we were contacted by reporters regarding the Bezos divorce, one of the main questions we were asked was about how property might end up being divided. I do not have a great deal of information about their marriage specifically, but I ran down the considerations for the reporters the same way I might for […]

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Since the Bezos divorce was announced, we have been fielding calls from reporters asking how a divorce like this might play out. Two articles we have been quoted in have already (as of 1/10/19) appeared in Geekwire and Vice magazines. Based on the statement issued by the Bezos’s jointly, it appears they are working together […]

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Every couple is different, so you may want to talk to a family counselor for advice about handling about your specific situation, but here are some general guidelines: If you feel safe talking to your spouse about divorce, try to bring up the subject in a non-confrontational way at a time when both of you […]

The post How Do I Tell My Spouse I Want A Divorce? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services.

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