When most couples in Clark County get divorced, one of the most contentious elements of the process can be dividing the couple's finances. If one spouse earns most of the income, should he or she be required to share that money with the other spouse? If one spouse brought more money into the marriage, how will that money be divided in the divorce?
When faced with a mountain of documents and other necessary forms of information that needs to be put in order heading into a divorce proceeding, many individuals forget one thing: Take a deep breath and relax.
Few people would suggest that going through divorce is easy on your wallet or your emotions. In reality, most people in Clark County who file for divorce worry about their emotional well-being and whether they will be able to afford divorce.
In Washington, domestic violence can include a wide range of actions. In some situations, an individual may call the police if he or she feels threatened, regardless of whether the individual is actually in physical danger.
Divorce can be an emotionally draining experience for couples. Despite the inconvenience, for some couples in Washington, divorce may be a better solution than continually trying to solve the same problems.
We've all heard about couples who go to counseling in an effort to fix marital problems. However, some divorce lawyers are now suggesting divorce counseling for couples who are happily married.
The warrant unit is a group of at least 20 marshals, many who come from different backgrounds and have varied experience. They are paid subcontractors who round up parents who have outstanding warrants for not paying child support. Every state has them, including Washington.
When a couple has been married for a significant period of time, they grow accustomed to a new lifestyle together. For many couples in Washington, that means living more extravagantly and enjoying things that would not be available without two incomes. However, if the marriage ends in divorce, one spouse may be expected to provide financial support to the other spouse to help him or her maintain that lifestyle.
As our society changes, family norms change with it. In the past decade, the number of stay-at-home dads has tripled, and the number of moms who prefer to stay at home has also increased significantly.
In 1952, George Axelrod wrote a play titled, "The Seven-Year Itch." There was recently a film made with the same title, and the concept was even written about in The Onion, a satirical newspaper.