One of the hardest decisions a Washington couple can make is to decide that their failing marriage is irreparable and that they should divorce. Following a commitment to spend their lives together, and perhaps after having started a family, the decision to have a divorce should not be taken lightly. Once the decision is made, however, it is important to protect your legal rights and fight for what you are entitled to.
There are many issues that must be resolved during the divorce process, including property division, alimony, and if children are involved, child custody and child support. When making decisions involving children, Washington courts will look at several factors to make certain that the best interests of the children are met. This may mean looking at the living conditions of the children during the marriage, the relationships between the children and each parent, and the wishes of the children, if they are mature enough to communicate an independent preference.
There are several dispute resolution options available in family law matters, including divorce mediation. Working with a mediator between both parties can help reduce animosity and facilitate agreement, and help the parties reach mutually beneficial decisions regarding all aspects of their divorce.
During this stressful time, it is crucial to prepare yourself with the best possible team at your side. The Hodgson Law Office understands the importance of divorce decisions, and we do not take them lightly. We also know that each case is different, and we work closely with our clients to understand their situation and to ensure that each client's needs and wishes are met.
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