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Factors that influence alimony orders in Washington

When folks in Spokane are asked to name some contentious issues that can crop up in a divorce proceeding, alimony will likely be among the first things mentioned. Courts in Washington have quite a bit of discretion when ordering maintenance, as alimony is legally known as in the Evergreen State. This blog post will provide some basic information on the factors that Washington family law courts use when determining whether to award maintenance and how much to award.

Three unique considerations for military divorce

Just as the job military service members do is unlike any other in the country, the laws that protect service members on active duty are also unique. If you are a service member facing divorce, you probably have a few questions about how your job duties could impact your ability to seek representation, obtain custody and protect your assets.

What sanctions can be imposed for non-payment of child support?

When a Washington judge issues a child support order, it is expected that the paying spouse will make full payments on time, every time. If a paying spouse finds they are no longer able to afford the payments, they can petition the court for a modification. If the paying spouse simply stops making the payments, however, they can get into serious trouble. This post will provide a short summary of the child support enforcement mechanism in Washington.

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