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At Justice Law Yakima, our separation lawyer is a knowledgeable, experienced, and solutions-focused advocate for clients. We are committed to making a positive difference for you. A legal separation may be a viable alternative to divorce in your case. If you have any questions about legal separations in Washington, we are here to help. Contact our Yakima family & divorce attorney today to set up your completely confidential initial consultation.
What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Washington?
In Washington State, you have the right to file for a legal separation instead of a traditional divorce. You can do so through Form FL Divorce 203. Petition for Legal Separation. It is important to emphasize that a legal separation is not the same thing as a divorce. While both options allow married couples to address key issues such as property division, child custody, and child support, there are some very important differences. Here are some key distinctions:
Status of the marriage: A divorce terminates a marriage. A legal separation is a court-approved agreement that allows a couple to live separately while remaining married.
Ability to remarry: With a divorce, you can get remarried, With a legal separation, you cannot. A legally separated couple is still a married couple in Washington.
You can use a legal separation agreement to handle virtually all the same logistical family law issues that you would address in a divorce. Indeed, a separation agreement can be used to deal with property division, debt division, child custody and visitation, and child support.
A Legal Separation Agreement Should Be Comprehensive
A legal separation agreement is a document that outlines the terms of a couple’s separation while they remain legally married. It is crucial that the agreement is comprehensive and covers all aspects of the separation, including the division of assets and liabilities, child custody and support, alimony, and any other relevant issues. You do not have to come to a separation agreement on your own. An experienced Yakima, WA family lawyer can ensure that you have the right agreement in place.
How Our Washington Separation Attorney Can Help
Legal separations are complicated. If you are considering a legal separation, it is imperative that you know how to effectively navigate the process. Our founder and managing attorney Kelly Murray is an experienced family law advocate. We help our clients find personalized solutions that meet their needs. More specifically, our Yakima separation lawyer is prepared to:
– Hear your story and answer your family law questions
– Help you gather all documents, records, and information
– Represent you in any settlement negotiations
– Take action to help you obtain a legal separation
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with a Yakima, WA Separation Attorney Today
At Justice Law Yakima, our separation attorney is standing by, ready to help you find the right solution for your situation. If you have any questions or concerns about legal separations in Washington, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up a confidential, no obligation initial appointment. Our firm handles legal separation in Yakima and throughout the region.