Relationships are not at all simple and neither are marriages. If your marriage is falling apart, exploring Divorce can be challenging. Separating finances can be complicated. Have kids? Then parenting plans can also be difficult. Luckily, there are experts like us to help. When you have decided it is time to make a change, contact an experienced family law attorney in your area to help. Tamblyn Law always offers free initial consultations.
Divorce is governed by state law and many of the decisions to be made are at the court’s discretion. Most marriages end between the 5 year and 25 year mark and the governing law mandates the court to make a “just and equitable”, not equal, division of assets and debts. Even though we are a ‘community property state’, the court does have the power to consider separate property. Likewise, spousal support (alimony) is fluid, on an “ability to pay and demonstrated need” standard. Parenting plans are governed by the “best interests of the child” with many factors to weighed by the trier of fact. The only aspect that is somewhat automated is child support.
Because Washington court’s rely heavily on case law to interpret and apply our statutes, it is vitally important to get legal counsel. Tamblyn Law has been helping individuals and families since 1998 in navigating the complicated nuances of divorce and family law related matters. Contact us today for your free consultation.