Some changes definitely accompany the end of a marriage. Divorce affects a number of things in each spouse's life, including financially, but can separation or divorce actually affect a person's credit score? Experts say that divorce doesn't directly impact a credit score since marital status is not included on a credit report. What does, however, are the often financial woes that divorce may cause some Washington couples since going from a possible two-income to a one-income household may pose problems.
If you want to keep your divorce out of court and civil, there is a way for you to do that. Couples in Washington are typically required to utilize mediation to settle disputes and come to agreeable dissolution terms. This alternative dispute resolution method can work for most couples who are going through the divorce process. It may work for you if you take the time to prepare for it.