In Washington state, an Immediate “Restraining Order” is a special kind of Restraining Order which means that not only is the courts help needed to prevent abuse from a family member, but also that it’s … Continue reading When to get an Immediate Restraining Order?
Under the Washington state’s family law, one can successfully file for divorce and finalize it even if you cannot locate your spouse by doing some additional steps to show a best effort to inform your … Continue reading Can I file for divorce if I cannot locate my spouse
The temporary orders take place either through the mediation process, ordered by a judge or through the scheduled court hearings. When it is necessary, the court grants the family law orders and these orders proceed … Continue reading Purpose of Temporary orders
How are the #divorce process affected in Washington state, if my spouse has hurt the children or me? When physical violence is the case, divorce often gets complicated. Divorce processes are often time taking due … Continue reading Abusive spouse’s impact on divorce process
It is now possible to file your own divorce and finish the process without an attorney’s assistance. But consider different scenarios before starting a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce. You’re probably a good candidate for a DIY … Continue reading Can I get divorce without a lawyer?
Getting a divorce is a big decision, you simply cannot just decide one day and get a divorce. It takes you a while to think about the pros and cons of divorce. There are certain … Continue reading When can I get a Divorce?
Overview In the family law in the Washington state, an annulment is a way of ending the marriage. It’s different from divorce as it declares that the marriage was invalid in the first place i.e. … Continue reading Annulment of marriage
What is community property? Community property or Community of Property is a term used in family law which means that all the assets and debts by the couple (either individually or jointly) is owned together … Continue reading What is community property
Question What equitable means for assets division and child custody? Answer ENGLISH Hi! My name is Dr. Deirdre Bowen. I am a professor at the Seattle University School of Law. The information that I am … Continue reading Dr Bowen’s Response: What equitable means for assets division and child custody
Question What happens with divorce if my spouse lives overseas? Answer ENGLISH Hi! My name is Dr. Deirdre Bowen. I am a professor at the Seattle University School of Law. The information that I am … Continue reading Dr Bowen’s response: What happens if one parent wants to relocate?