Realizing that your marriage is no longer working can be an emotional and vulnerable experience. Even if you and your spouse are pursuing a divorce on amicable terms, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the divorce process. At Allen | Fischer PLLC, our goal is to serve each client with the care, attention, and respect they deserve during this challenging life transition. No matter what shape your divorce takes, you can trust that we’ll remain by your side at every turn to guide and support you.
Preparing for a Divorce in Washington State
First, it’s important to recognize that Washington is a no-fault state, meaning you do not have to cite a specific reason for pursuing a divorce. When you file your petition for dissolution of marriage, you must observe a mandatory 90-day waiting period before the court will finalize the divorce. As you move through the process, you will need to address and negotiate several terms, such as the division of assets and debts, whether spousal support is appropriate, and, if you have children, you will need to establish a parenting plan and discuss child support matters. These decisions can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help you make informed choices with greater clarity and confidence. Our goal is for you to walk away from your marriage with the solid foundation you need to enjoy your life’s next chapter.
Customized Legal Services to Suit Your Needs
Just as all marriages are not the same, the divorce process is different for every couple. Our experienced and empathetic divorce attorneys believe in working with you to understand your specific needs and goals. Next, we will use this information to identify the most strategic and effective path forward, be it negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. With us, you are so much more than just a case file—you are someone who deserves to be treated with care and respect as you move through this major life event. We will remain by your side every step of the way, making sure you feel comfortable and confident with every decision you make.