Going through a divorce case in Washington can oftentimes be emotional, filled with anger and resentment. Or, in some cases, the divorcing couple is quite amicable, willing to work through the legal issues and move on with their lives. No matter where your divorce case lands on this spectrum, working through a divorce case in Washington takes time, effort and focus.
First, the proper paperwork must be filed with the court in order to start the divorce case. Then, the other spouse will typically respond to those “pleadings.” As the case moves forward, a phase known as “discovery” will usually start, at which time both sides can request answers or documents from the other in order to build their cases. Once all of the issues are identified – property and debt division; alimony; child custody; child support – the parties are usually prepared to determine how the divorce case will proceed.
In some cases, direct negotiations between the parties can result in a satisfactory resolution to all of the issues in the case. In other cases, the parties might need a bit of extra help, and by participating in mediation they can address all of the issues in the case in a mutually satisfactory manner. However, in some cases litigation in the courtroom is inevitable.
Finding your solutions
At our law firm, we understand that our clients want answers for their unique divorce issues. We work with our clients to help them understand all of their options and search for the appropriate solution in each case. For more information about how we might be able to help with your case in Washington family court, please visit the divorce overview section of our law firm’s website.