Experienced and Compassionate Divorce Attorney

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When your family's future is at stake, you need knowledge and experience that you can count on. There is a surplus of divorce lawyers in Vancouver, but it is essential to recognize the difference between a divorce attorney and a family law attorney. Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, divorce law is only one of many issues encompassed by family law. A divorce attorney may not have the necessary skills or knowledge to represent you in any family law matter other than a divorce. On the other hand, a family law attorney can handle divorce litigation and any premarital or post marital family law issues.

Experienced and Compassionate Divorce Attorney

Dissolution of Marriage

A dissolution of marriage is a divorce that legally ends the marriage. In Washington, one, or both spouses, can file for dissolution if a marriage falls apart. The law uses the term "irretrievably broken" to describe a failed marriage. A marriage is irretrievably broken if one of the spouses says it is. The other spouse does not have to agree to the dissolution of the marriage. The court will issue orders for parenting time, child support, property division, debt distribution, and possibly alimony to you or your spouse.

Washington Divorce Information

Washington is a no-fault state for divorce, intended to help spouses settle their differences without unnecessary bitterness or resentment. If you are thinking of a dissolution of marriage, you need to fully understand all the issues in your case. While Washington is a no-fault state, you will still need to decide what to do with your property, custody/parenting plan, if there are children, dividing debts, child support, and whether you need alimony (maintenance) or will the other party request maintenance.

Legal Separation

A legal separation means the spouses are separating but not ending their marriage. It means more than living in separate homes. One spouse may file a legal action, known as a petition for legal separation. As in a dissolution, you must decide how your property and debts will be divided. You must determine if you need support, maintenance, or alimony or must pay such support or alimony. If you have children, you must decide on a parenting plan and issues related to child support.

Compassionate Legal Representation

We understand how difficult it is to go through a divorce or legal separation. The Law Office of Robin J. Krane PLLC shoulders the burden of the legal aspect, so you can use your time to heal emotionally and make plans. Our office has extensive experience in divorce and all family law matters.

Request a free divorce consultation, get information, or ask for professional advice – call our team at 360-737-9611.