Solutions And Support For Families

Family Law Representation You Can Depend On

When your family encounters a serious family law issue, the resolution of that matter can shape the future of your children’s lives and your own. With so much at stake in your case, you deserve a Washington family law attorney who is as committed to your needs as you are.

When it comes to finding a lawyer you can trust with your family’s future, look no further than the legal team at Resolute Law PLLC. We have more than 15 combined years of experience representing families through their legal situations, and we are prepared to guide you through your case as well.

Skilled Guidance Through Your Legal Matters

Family law issues can include a wide array of problems that require knowledgeable legal assistance to overcome properly. We are proud to help clients through different matters, including:

We understand how delicate these issues can be, which is why we take the time to work with our clients to understand the details of their situation to create a custom-tailored strategy. Whether you need an aggressive approach through divorce or a compassionate one with your custody and visitation needs, we are here to help.

What Should I Do To Prepare If I Am Considering A Divorce?

Even if you have not yet decided to follow through with a divorce – it is never too early to prepare. The steps you take early in the process can help things flow smoothly when your case ends up in court.

Start by learning how Washington courts address divorce issues like property division and child-related matters. Laws and procedures can vary from region to region. If you do not understand how it works, you could end up with unbalanced divorce terms.

For instance, Washington is one of only a few states that follow community property law when dividing marital assets. That means courts presume that all marital property is owned equally by both spouses. Generally speaking, anything acquired by either spouse during a marriage is considered community property, except for some gifts and inheritances or things carved out through premarital and post-marital agreements.

Once you have an idea of what to expect, begin collecting evidence, such as your financial records and property deeds. If you do decide to divorce, you will already be well on your way toward protecting your interests.

Finally, talk to an experienced Washington divorce lawyer. They can help you understand how the law applies to your specific situation and explain what to expect if you decide to file.

How Long Does The Divorce Process Typically Take In Washington?

In Washington, once you file a divorce petition, it triggers a mandatory 90-day “cooling-off” period. The idea behind the waiting period is to give couples time to reflect on things and make sure divorce is the only option. If you and your spouse agree to move forward, divorce procedures will begin.

Most divorces take six months or more, often due to crowded court schedules. Complex situations, such as owning high-value assets or overseas property, can also prolong the process.

For example, if either spouse disagrees with the divorce or its terms, it can become a contested matter, which can extend the time it takes to divorce by months or years. However, early guidance from an experienced family law attorney can help you explore ways to speed up the proceedings.

Legal Representation That Treats You Like Family

When you come to our Yakima or Kennewick office, you will meet a team that has the commitment, compassion and dedication necessary to defend you and your family through one of the most challenging chapters of your lives. Call us at 509-381-7330 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.