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Seeking Divorce in Spokane?

Don’t Face This Difficult Transition Alone. We Can Help.

Divorce is, unfortunately, more common than most people think. Once a relationship is no longer healthy or providing the support that each partner needs, splitting up may be the best solution. During this difficult transition, it is important to have the help of a Spokane divorce attorney who understands how to help clients move forward and plan for the future. With over a decade of proven results for clients, the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt is your choice for an advocate you can trust.

Dial (509) 571-2277 now or contact the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt online to schedule your free initial case evaluation.

How Do You File for Divorce in Washington?

When it comes to filing for divorce, there is no such thing as being too prepared. The future following a divorce is often filled with changes, especially if children are involved. You need an attorney who can help you plan for the years ahead. The Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt focuses on nothing but family law, giving us an advantage in the courtroom. By taking the time to fully understand your case and the options you have available, we can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

We serve clients in all matters related to divorce, including:

Divorce Laws in Washington State

No-fault divorce – This is when the justification for a divorce is “irreconcilable differences” that have caused the marriage to breakdown beyond repair. No one needs to prove any faults in the other spouse in order to get divorced.

Washington is considered a pure no-fault divorce state. This is because when a married couple files for divorce in the state, their only option is to request a no-fault divorce. There are no instances where a spouse’s faults need to be considered.

Interestingly, if one spouse files for a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable difference but the other spouse disagrees, then the court might do one or more of the following:

  • Transfer the case to a family court
  • Refer the couple to counseling services
  • Request a report from the counseling professional

If these interventions are unsuccessful in getting the spouses to agree one way or the other, the court will grant the divorce after 60 days. However, if the counseling services work to reconcile the couple, then the court will dismiss the divorce case.

A couple of other things to keep in mind regarding Washington’s divorce laws include:

  • Residency requirement – Washington requires that one of the spouses is a state resident. There is no length of time that the spouse needs to be a resident, but the spouse must plan on staying in Washington after the divorce.
  • Waiting period – Washington also requires a 90-day waiting period before the judge will hear the divorce case. This gives enough time for 1) the spouses to reconcile, or 2) the spouses to work out the details of the divorce agreement.

Call for a Free Consultation

No matter your family’s situation, the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt stands ready to help. We offer personalized legal service to help you make the right decision for your needs. You do not have to figure out all the answers on your own — call us today and begin working on a legal strategy that helps you protect the interests of you and your family. We are conveniently located in Spokane, and our office has free parking.

Call (509) 571-2277 now to get started on your case.

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