August 2018 Archives

How to know if shared custody is best option in a divorce

Washington fans of the TV reality show "Real Housewives of Orange County" may be aware that one of the show's stars, Alexis Bellino, has been going through an emotional upheaval in her personal life. The situation was prompted by her husband's filing for divorce in June. The couple had been married for more than a decade at that time and have three children together.

Plan for holidays while drafting your parenting agreement

Your parenting plan should be clear and concise with regard to certain topics that could explode into a co-parenting nightmare after your divorce. While you do want to provide a certain amount of flexibility in your parenting agreement, it may be better to make permanent arrangements for issues like holiday planning in advance of signing your divorce settlement.

Litigation alternatives: Divorce options outside the courtroom

Many Washington spouses, especially those who are parents together, are currently preparing for divorce. Some want to settle the terms of their agreements without going to court, if possible. Thankfully, there are typically litigation alternatives available for doing so, including mediation and arbitration. 

Can you predict who will get the home in your Washington divorce?

There is a popular saying that home is where the heart is. From a financial standpoint, your home is probably where much of your money lines up. Between the costs of paying your mortgage and updating or upgrading the house, a lot of the income from your marriage likely went directly into your marital home. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise then, that many couples fight over the home as they move through the divorce process.

Washington spouses may relate to Donald Trump, Jr.'s divorce

Many Washington spouses encounter challenges when they decide to end their marriages. Such challenges are often related to child custody matters, property division or financial issues. When spouses disagree about a particular topic, it often leads to a contested divorce, such as that of Donald Trump, Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa.  

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