Many Washington couples with marital problems can trace the argument back to the question of whether or not to have children. Couples who never openly discuss their hopes to have, or not have, kids run the risk of divorce.
Washington couples seeking to split are generally confronted with complicated financial questions. Decoupling credit in dissolution of marriage can present some surprising issues.
Washington married couples who are seeking advice about staying happy in their unions might be well served by talking candidly with people for whom marriage did not work out. Recently, the National Institutes of Health released findings from their "Early Years of Marriage Project," which has studied marriage and divorce for more than 25 years.
Washington state couples who are on the verge of marriage are wise to prepare realistically for the possibility that their unions will not work. Although it is not easy to discuss divorce at the beginning of a marriage, the complexity of financial realities today requires at least a very comprehensive discussion about money.
Readers of this Spokane Family Law Blog may recall a post earlier this month regarding how Washington state baby boomers, along with their contemporaries all over the United States, are divorcing more than ever before.
Washington state women's success in the professional realm is having some interesting effects on dissolution of marriages, according to a recent survey of among divorce lawyers.
Washington couples who are considering the dissolution of their marriages may feel overextended while working through this tough time in life. Children, however, often also feel overwhelmed as they find dissolution or divorce very confusing. Children in divorcing families need a little extra help with the process.
Same-sex couples who marry here in Washington state might be in for a surprise if they try to divorce in a state that doesn't recognize their marriage. States that do not recognize same-sex marriage are trying to figure out if they can grant divorce filings of same-sex married couples.
Relationship patterns have changed. Those changes, including more and more couples living together before marriage, have had a profound impact on family law issues such as division of assets, child support, spousal support and equitable distribution in the case of dissolution.
Spokane area basketball fans may have heard about the divorce drama of former NBA star point guard Allen Iverson. Iverson's wife filed for divorce in March 2010, but the two later attempted to reconcile. Now, Tawanna Iverson has filed for divorce again and recently filed a very strange request in court.