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Is divorce on your mind?

There comes a point in many marriages where one or both parties considers walking away from the relationship. If divorce is on your mind, it's okay. Now is the time to find out how ending your marriage will actually affect you down the line. Some people have an idea of what they will be able to walk away with, but the reality of the situation is often very different. An experienced attorney can let you know how the divorce process works in the state of Washington and what kind of settlement you may expect when all is said and done.

Is a "strategic" divorce worth it?

Marriage can be a great thing, but there are times when it can do a real number on a couple's financial situation. For this reason, more couples in Washington and elsewhere are considering "strategic" divorce. This is where they purposely end their marriage for tax and other monetary benefits. Is doing this worth it?

Filing for divorce from a narcissist?

Narcissism is a personality disorder that more people seem to have now than in years past. A narcissist is someone who, in short, is a selfish bully. He or she can seem charming and loving one minute and then emotionally abusive and cruel the next. Washington residents who are currently in relationships with people who have this mental disorder, and wish to file for divorce, can certainly do so. They just need to be ready to expect a fight.

Every child copes with divorce differently

Ending a marriage is a difficult thing to do, particularly if children are involved. Most kids do not cope with significant change well, and all children will react differently to it. There is one thing that parents in Washington can do to help their children through this challenging time, and that is simply doing what they think is best for their kids.

Communication during divorce necessary, harassment is not

Ending a marriage is a difficult and emotional thing. When going through the divorce process, some individuals in Washington and elsewhere will do things that they think are okay, while their spouses may view those things as harassment. A recent story about communication and harassment during divorce proceedings was recently published. It certainly brings into focus differing views on what is and is not deemed acceptable communication frequency with one's soon-to-be ex. 

Gray divorce has a strong impact on finances -- not in a good way

The desire to put an end to one's marriage can happen at any age. When a relationship has run its course, it makes sense to walk away even if doing so may cause some hardships for one or both parties. For instance, an article was recently published that talked about the strong impact gray divorce has on a person's finances. While this article should not persuade Washington residents who are considering marital dissolution to stay in bad marriages, it is useful information to know and may even help one when negotiating settlement terms.

Can a credit score be impacted by divorce?

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.

Even if you just got married, make sure you are ready for divorce

Who plans for marriage and marital dissolution at the same time? Some Washington residents do, but there should be more. Why? While no one wants to think about their marriage ending in divorce, the truth is a lot of them do. If one is not prepared for it, the financial fallout one might experience could be significant.

The Jolie-Pitts bring bifurcated divorce into the spotlight

Anything about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's marital dissolution makes headline news these days. Most recently, articles have been released, saying that the couple is filing for a bifurcated divorce. What does that mean, and is it an option for Washington residents?

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