At Tuohy Minor Kruse, we know that a divorce proceeding is not always easy. Our experienced divorce attorneys are sympathetic to your needs and concerns during a potentially difficult time.
A dissolution case can turn complex, since there are many factors involved, such as parenting plans, custody, child support, property division, high conflicts, and even domestic violence.
If you are finding yourself in the middle of a dissolution, or wishing to start one, we invite you to contact our Everett and Mount Vernon offices to speak with one of our divorce attorneys, who can help you navigate the court system, protect your rights, and ease your mind of stress. We are able to represent clients in Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mount Vernon, and other cities in Snohomish County and Skagit County.
Starting a Dissolution in Washington State
The state of Washington is a no-fault divorce state, meaning either party may seek a dissolution of the marriage without a party being at fault. After the petition and summons are filed and served, the parties must wait a minimum of 90 days before finalizing the divorce.
During this 90-day period, many parties often need temporary orders. These orders inform the parties of important living arrangements, such as who lives in the family home, who is responsible for debts, where the children will reside, and whether either party must pay spousal/child support, among other things.
Temporary orders are usually in effect until the divorce is final, which is why it is imperative to seek legal counsel early in the process. Many important decisions made at the outset of a divorce set the tone for the remainder of the case. These decisions can have a significant impact on your life.