If you are considering a divorce in the state of Washington, there are three basic things to consider. These basics apply both to the dissolution of marriages, and to the dissolution of domestic partnerships that are registered with the Evergreen state.
Here are the three:
1. Washington is a “no fault” state…the courts do not care who was “at fault.” (Infidelity does not matter at all. Please do not try discuss it with the court.)
2. It is also a community property state. Property gained during the marriage will be characterized as belonging to the marriage…even if one person sat eating bon-bons while the other worked, all labor done during the marriage belongs to the community.
3. Washington is a “just and equitable” state which means property will be dispersed in a “just and equitable” way, which is not necessarily a 50/50.
Also, Washington is among the community property states in which even separate property can be given to the other spouse, if the court determines that it is “just and equitable” to do so.
You need help in these complicated court proceedings. Craig Mason and his team at Mason Law can help you as they have helped many others over the years. From their office located at West 1707 Broadway in Spokane they will help present your idea of the “just and equitable” resolution to your divorce. Give Mason Law a call today at (509) 443-3681.