In Washington state, if you are not working, you may request the court for alimony as part of your separation. If during your marriage, your partner agreed that you should care for the children and stay home while your spouse is employed, the judge will consider your request for alimony. The most important factors are…

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Divorce can be submitted by either one spouse or both spouses together. When couples file together, the option is called ‘filing jointly’. Filing jointly means: Both spouses sign and file the documents They generally agree on all aspects of the divorce such as: How to split assets How to parent children post divorce (i.e. have…

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Here are the common ways divorcing parents split their children’s time. 2-2-5-5 50/50 3-4-4-3 50/50 2-2-3 50/50 Two weeks each 50/50 X days each 50/50 Every weekend 60/40 or 70/30 Alternating weeks 50/50 Monthly (e.g. 1st, 3rd, 5th) 80/20 or 70/30

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The process of imposing or changing child support payment, when the parents live in different states, is challenging and complicated. Some common questions parents need to know are: • If one partner is living in another state, in which state do I need to file the child support action? • What happens if I, or…

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In Washington State, the law permits a custodial parent to file a petition for child support payments increase in order to accommodate changes in circumstances. Once a child support order is announced, either parent may ask that a court change the amount of support, either high or low. It is very obvious that child support…

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What is child support? Child support is financial support paid by a parent for raising children who live with the other parent (or grandma or someone else) usually due to separation or divorce. Child support is started by court order, voluntarily, or by an administrative agency. The noncustodial parent—the parent who does not possess custody,…

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To reduce a child support payment in Washington, there are two ways to proceed. One is to submit a Petition to Modify Child Support and the other is to file a Motion for Adjustment of Child Support. Each one has particular conditions and whether to file one or the other depends considerably on the circumstances.…

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