When your family is facing a legal issue, it can be emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting. Having a family law attorney with experience on your side can be a critical factor in protecting the things that are important to you. At Cohen Family Law, LLC, we understand what is at stake, and we are here to help you resolve complex and overwhelming issues throughout the legal process.
Our team has more than 25 years of combined experience in Washington family law matters, giving us a thorough knowledge of the local and legal procedures and what it takes to help our clients be successful. At Cohen Family Law, LLC, we are committed to providing you with:
Our team is experienced in all aspects of family law, including:
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Many people go into a family law matter assuming they will not need an attorney. However, even if things start amicably, that doesn’t mean it will remain that way. Family law cases can quickly become contentious, making an already complex issue that much more challenging. That’s where our Washington family law lawyers step in.
Hiring the right lawyer to represent your family’s best interests will be critical in determining how you move on with your life.
An attorney who has extensive experience handling family law situations in Washington can advise you of your options and artfully negotiate on your behalf to protect your financial future. They will also provide you with peace of mind. As your advocate, they will ensure you are treated fairly and, if necessary, will effectively present and argue your case in court.
In Washington, family law is outlined in several statutes of the Revised Code of Washington, most notably in RCW Title 26, which covers key topics, including:
Washington does not require “fault” grounds for a divorce. As long as one spouse is a resident of the state and both agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken beyond reconciliation, you may file for divorce.
Parents must establish a parenting plan when choosing to separate or divorce. Each parent can submit their own, or they may offer one together. A judge will decide whether their custody proposal will become official and enforceable as a court order.
As a community property state, couples must typically split income, debts, property, and assets acquired throughout the marriage 50/50. However, the spouses have the option to come to their own agreement on how they want marital property divided before going to court.
If you are contemplating divorce or need assistance with family law action in Washington, we will fight for the most favorable outcome possible for you and your family. Call us at (360) 953-5000 or send us a message online to schedule your free consultation today.