Types Of Divorce

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Guiding You Through Divorce In The Manner That Works Best For You

Knowing that your marriage is coming to an end is never easy. You’ve built a life together and now you must figure out how to dismantle it.  This can be extremely difficult, but you have options regarding the route you take.

At Northwest Family Law, P.S., we want to help you with your divorce in a way that is tailored to your specific needs. We want to assist you through creative strategies and processes.

Helping You Choose The Right Process For Your Family

Most couples who find their problems cannot be reconciled choose to file for divorce. There are no cookie-cutter solutions in divorce. Every couple is different and faces different challenges. 

  • Dissolution: The formal phrase for divorce is “dissolution of marriage.” But dissolution also often refers to a simplified divorce process for couples who agree on the major issues of their divorce. This type of divorce might be appropriate for couples who have been married for less than five years or who have no children.
  • Legal separation: When a couple gets divorced, they are completely ending their marriage. But in a legal separation, the couple is still married, although living apart. A court order outlines how a legally separated couple will share financial responsibilities and benefits. Perhaps most importantly, someone who is legally separated from his or her spouse is not free to remarry.
  • No-fault divorce: The state of Washington allows you to file for no-fault divorce, meaning you are not required to prove your partner was at fault in some way. You’ll often hear the phrase “irreconcilable differences” in this context, meaning rather than listing a specific failing of one or both people, you simply tell the court the marriage is not working out.

We know that going through a divorce can be overwhelming and takes a toll on your family. We want to help you reach a solution using a method that best suits the unique needs of your situation and family. We seek these solutions through different methods, including:

  • Mediation
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Collaboration
  • Arbitration

When appropriate, we work with qualified experts to help us with our efforts. Your best interests are always our top priority. This includes the needs of you, your children and your business.

Figure Out How To Move Your Family Through This Transition

To learn how our future-focused strategies can work for you, call 206-467-8000 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also reach us online using our contact form.