Family law is very rewarding, but is often extremely challenging. The most common family law issues are divorce, domestic violence, custody, and child abuse. Understandably, clients typically experience a wide range of emotions that often resemble the ‘5 Stages of Grief’. It’s no surprise that family law attorneys are considered a resilient group among their colleagues – a certain level of strength and professionalism is needed to be able to efficiently and ethically represent your clients.
If you’re considering filing divorce in Washington, there are certain legal steps which must be taken. Washington is a “no fault” state and couples should be able to demonstrate there has been an irretrievable breakdown of their relationship. Bender Law can help with the following:
Custody & Visitation
Community Property Agreements
Asset Distribution (complex and simple)
Committed Intimate Relationships
In some cases, couples may agree on nearly everything associated with the divorce process. This may result in one or both parties determining they do not need to seek the advice of a family lawyer to guide them through the divorce process.
However, it can be helpful to have an attorney review their agreements prior to signing them. Bender Law is more than happy to review your agreements to ensure your rights are protected and help you determine if representing yourself is a good idea.