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What is Divorce Law?
Divorce law is a specific area of family law that deals with the process and implications of ending a marriage. It’s a complex area that includes property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support, among other things. Divorce laws can vary significantly across the United States, as each state has its own set of rules and procedures. Some states are ‘no-fault’ divorce states where you don’t need to prove wrongdoing by your spouse to file for divorce, while others require grounds such as adultery or cruelty.
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Welcome to The Levey Law Group: Washington's Premier Divorce Lawyers
Welcome. We understand that if you’re here, you’re likely going through a very challenging time in your life. Divorce isn’t just a legal process; it’s an emotional journey that can feel overwhelming and, at times, insurmountable. But remember, you don’t have to navigate this path alone.
We are more than just a law firm; we are a team of advocates who are committed to standing by your side every step of the way. With years of experience in handling complex divorce cases, we’ve seen firsthand the pain, confusion, frustration, and uncertainty that can accompany this process. That’s why we’re not just here to provide legal advice; we’re here to provide support, understanding, and a reassuring presence during this challenging time.
Our firm is built on the values of empathy, integrity, and dedication. We believe in treating every client like family, providing personalized guidance tailored to your unique situation. We’re committed to fighting for your rights and interests, but equally committed to doing so with compassion and respect.
So, whether you’re just starting to consider divorce or are already in the midst of the process, know that you’re not alone. We’re here to help, to guide, and to fight for you. Together, we can turn this challenging chapter into a new beginning. Welcome to our family.
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Understanding Divorce Laws in Washington State
In Washington state, understanding the complexities of divorce laws can be a daunting task. These laws, which govern everything from property division to child custody, are designed to ensure fairness and protect all parties involved.
Washington is a no-fault divorce state. In the eyes of the law, no one needs to be at fault for a marriage to end. One spouse simply has to declare that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” and that’s enough for the court to grant a divorce. There’s no need to prove misconduct or place blame on either party.
When it comes to children, the court’s primary concern is their best interests. It’s a common misconception that the parent who has the kids most during separation wins custody. In reality, the court considers several factors, including the relationship each parent has with the child, the child’s age and preferences, and each parent’s ability to provide a stable environment.
Division of Property
As a 50/50 state, Washington follows the community property rule. This means that each spouse is considered to have a 50% interest in nearly all assets, debts, and property acquired during the marriage. However, this doesn’t mean that the court must award 50% of everything to each spouse. The law is that the court must make a “fair and equitable” distribution of all property.
AlimonyWashington, alimony is referred to as “spousal maintenance” or “spousal support.” It is not automatically guaranteed. The decision to award alimony is determined by considering various factors, such as the duration of the marriage, the financial capabilities of both spouses, and the standard of living that was established throughout marriage. These are carefully considered to fairly determine whether alimony should be granted in a specific case.
Navigating Washington divorce laws can be challenging, but with the right guidance and support, you can make informed decisions that protect your interests and those of your loved ones.
Hiring The Levey Law Group
Our Approach to Divorce Cases
At The Levey Law Group, we approach divorce cases with a problem-solving mindset. We understand that divorce is not just a legal matter; it is a deeply personal and emotional challenge that requires sensitive handling. Our strategy is to listen attentively, comprehend your unique circumstances, and tailor a personalized approach to your case.
Minimize Conflict and Seek Peaceful Resolutions
Divorce disputes can be highly emotionally charged and complex. Our aim is to minimize conflict whenever possible, prioritizing negotiation and mediation to achieve the most peaceful resolution. However, if litigation becomes necessary, rest assured that we have the expertise to represent your best interests in court.
Addressing Common Issues in Divorce
Divorce often brings forth a range of problems such as stress, financial concerns, and uncertainties about the future. Our services are designed not only to guide you through the legal process but also to alleviate these burdens. We provide comprehensive support, advice, and representation in areas commonly associated with divorce, including:
What You Get With The Levey Law Firm
You might be tempted to navigate the divorce process alone. However, the benefits of hiring an experienced divorce lawyer cannot be overstated. With The Levey Law Group you will have:
Legal ProtectionYou will have someone in your corner, ready to fight for you and protect your interests. An attorney will act as a shield, ensuring your rights are safeguarded and preventing you from being taken advantage of.
A Legal ExpertDivorce law is complex, especially when it comes to issues like property division, child custody, and alimony. A skilled divorce lawyer knows the intricacies of these laws and uses them effectively.
A Skilled NegotiatorIn divorce cases, negotiation is often the key to a satisfactory resolution. Your attorney can help ensure that you receive a settlement that is fair and equitable.
Objective AdviceAt a time when your emotions might cloud your judgment, your lawyer remains clear-headed and focused, ensuring your interests are zealously represented.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Law
In Washington, most divorce records are considered public information. This means anyone can access them, not just the parties involved in the divorce. However, certain financial aspects of the divorce can be “filed under seal” and thus kept confidential from the public. Further, sensitive information filed during the marriage process, such as financial disclosures and child custody evaluations, often are sealed to protect the parties involved.
But remember, just because these records are public doesn’t mean they’re easy to find or access. They’re typically stored in the county courthouse where the divorce was granted. To obtain a copy, one usually has to submit a formal request and pay a small fee. It’s also important to note that while the records are public, they still can be subject to privacy laws and regulations.
2.8 per 1,000 people
According to recent data, the divorce rate in Washington State stands at for every 1000 marriages, 2.8 end up in divorce. To put this into context, the national figure is slightly lower at 2.5 per 1,000 marriages.
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