When a couple decides to split up and each party goes their separate ways, there are a lot of things, both big and small, to figure out. If the couple has children, they will need to work out child custody. There are two ways to set up a parenting plan in Washington -- through negotiating the matter or by going to court.
If you have taken the time to create an estate plan, you probably think you are good to go with no reason to look at it again. The simple truth of the matter is this: estate plans often need updating. Failing to ensure an estate plan is up to date could mean it will end up sitting in a Washington probate court for some time after you die.
You and your spouse have decided to split up. You've thought this through, perhaps gone to couples counseling. When the counseling is not working, you decide to go through with the divorce.