Everett Family Law Blog

Handle divorce professionally to save time

If you plan on getting a divorce, one of the things you're probably already aware of is that divorces take time. You have to wait a certain length of time while living separately to qualify for the divorce, and you also need to have your property division and child custody arrangements finalized.

It's important to handle your divorce as professionally as possible. If you fail to handle your divorce in a professional manner, it can take months or years longer than it would have if you'd focused on getting the divorce done. Keep in mind that, even if you want to dispute certain factors, a shorter divorce is likely to be less costly overall.

Include these things in a parenting agreement

When you decide to divorce, you should immediately turn your attention to the well-being of your children (if you have any with the other individual).

There is no denying that things will change for your children, but it's your job to step in and make the transition as seamless as possible. You may face some challenges along the way, but this is to be expected.

Have you addressed these divorce mediation questions?

If you decide that divorce mediation is the best way to put your relationship in the past once and for all, you'll want to learn more about the process. Knowing what to expect can go a long way in helping you make the right decisions.

    When you're in the service and she wants out

    There's an unspoken truth about your military service: it can be hard on families. The stress, and especially the time away can be a contributing factor to the demise of marriages. When the unthinkable happens and she says she wants out, what should you do? What are the ramifications of a divorce?

    6 reasons that military couples get divorced

    Life in the military is noble, but it's hard. There's no denying that it puts strains on your relationships. If you're married, that could mean straining the marriage to the breaking point.

    To better understand the issue and why this happens, here are some potential reasons why military couples split up:

    The 3 major factors in a military divorce

    If you are divorcing a spouse who serves in the military, there are three major issues that usually will be your foremost concerns. They are spousal support, child custody and division of the military pension.

    What's your number one priority?

    Important points to include in your parenting agreement

    Washington couples don't have to go to court to finalize their child custody agreements and parenting plans. In fact, most can be completed outside of court once both parents see eye to eye. All that's required is for a family court judge to approve of the agreement as the final step.

    To get the judge's approval -- and to prevent a problem later on down the road -- parents need to draft their child custody agreements carefully.

    It's a must to set divorce mediation goals

    As you learn more about the divorce process, you may reach a point when you realize that things are about to get tricky. With this in mind, you need to prepare for anything and everything that could come your way.

    If you're moving forward with divorce mediation, don't hesitate to set goals early on in the process. Doing so will go a long way in helping you understand the steps you should take and what to expect along the way.

    What does the divorce mediation process entail?

    As you move closer to divorce, there could come a point when you realize that mediation is the best way to make your way to the finish line.

    As long as the other individual is willing to give mediation a try, you will find yourself in position to use this process to your advantage. With the right approach, mediation will give you more control while also saving you time and money.

    Mediation can reduce the amount you spend on divorce

    You don't want to spend all your hard-earned savings on your divorce. You know you and your ex can work together to come up with a solution to anything that needs to be worked out. You want to save your money and end your divorce in a peaceful way.

    Your ex is on the same page, but despite that, still has some demands that you can't agree with. What can you do to get through this? You can try mediation.

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