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PROPERTY DIVISION

What's fair? The answer is not always so simple. 

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In Washington, divorcing couples must fairly divide their property, which includes assets acquired during the marriage under community property laws. Assets can include bank accounts, real estate, vehicles, inheritance, businesses, amongst other things. While a 50/50 split may seem straightforward, determining fairness can be complex.

 

Wysocki Law is here to assist in this process by guiding clients through gathering and analyzing financial information and negotiating agreements tailored to each couple's circumstances. This approach fosters closure and allows for a more amicable post-divorce relationship, while also keeping financial and personal matters private.

Factors considered in property division may include the length of the marriage, each spouse's income, potential future earnings, and any prenuptial agreements.

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SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Will I have to pay? Can I get it? 
It depends. 

In Washington, "alimony" is called "spousal maintenance." Some clients don’t want or need spousal maintenance. Others are sure they will have to pay. Some cannot pay it; some, in fairness, need it.

Wysocki Law navigates the complexities of property division and spousal maintenance in Washington divorces. While property division under community property laws involves fair allocation, spousal maintenance depends on various factors, especially in marriages of 10 years or more.

 

Without statutory guidelines, court outcomes are unpredictable, but collaborative negotiation offers control and financial peace. Determining spousal maintenance considers factors beyond income, such as need, ability to pay, and lifestyle. Collaborative negotiation reduces stress, crucial for couples with children.

 

Wysocki Law, knowledgeable in Washington's laws, is here to help compile and analyze financial information.  We prioritize the unique values and needs of divorcing couples, while striving for dignified resolutions.

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Contact our office

Call or email our office to learn more about your options and if Wysocki Law is a good fit for your situation.

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