Washington State divorce lawyer DIVORCE FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE IN Washington State ( Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Redmond….)
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DIVORCE FAQS – WASHINGTON STATE
1. What is the residency requirement to file for divorce in Washington State?
Washington State divorce lawyer: If you live or plan to remain in the state you can file divorce there. If you are in the military normally you can file if you are stationed at least 90 days.
2. Can I file for divorce anywhere in the state?
Washington state divorce lawyer: Normally it will be the county where you live unless the other party has no objections to filing someplace else.
3. How much does it cost?
Washington state divorce lawyer: It depends. The court filing fees can be found on this page and are a general ball park range. Attorneys in Washington vary their retainer requirements and hourly fees. It will depend on your situation – if your divorce is contested or uncontested and things like that.
4. How long does a divorce take in Washington state?
It depends. A minimum of 90 days which is the waiting period in Washington for all litigants seeking a divorce. You have to wait 90 after the papers have been filed, served and agreed before you can get a final disposition of your case. It could of course take a lot longer if your divorce is contested.
5. How much child support can I get?
The court will make a determination based on your monthly gross income and that of your child’s other parent – your ex. Child support is based on the child support formula as it is in most other states.
6. Is it possible to do my own divorce in Washington state?
Yes. A lot of people file their own divorce and if it is simple and there are no issues such as minor children and property or other assets, you should be able to easily file an uncontested divorce online. But if there are complications, you should probably get a competent and experienced attorney.
7. Can I resume my maiden name?
8. How soon can I remarry after getting divorce in Washington state?
When your divorce is entered.
9. How is property division handled in Washington state?
Washington state is an equitable distribution state. That means the judge will order a division that is “fair” under be circumstances of your specific situation but that may or may not amount to a 50/50 split.
10. What are the grounds for divorce in Washington State?
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