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September 2019 Archives

Getting through the hard times of divorce

When people in Washington make the decision to divorce, it can be difficult to adjust to the changes that come with the end of a marriage. In some cases, people may deal with emotional shocks, especially if they were not anticipating the request for a divorce. In other cases, the marriage may have broken down some time in the past, but the financial stress associated with divorce can present challenges of its own. In addition, divorce can be particularly hard for parents who need to adjust to a new co-parenting relationship and get used to time when the children are with the other parent.

More young people opt for prenuptial agreements

When younger people in Washington decide to marry, a growing number of them are considering prenuptial agreements before tying the knot. According to a study conducted by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, 62% of divorce lawyers said that more clients were asking about prenups, especially millennials. In the past, prenuptial agreements were considered to be a matter for celebrities or the ultra-wealthy. However, these documents are becoming more accessible and common for people of all means, especially as younger generations opt to marry later in life.

Answering questions about your divorce in a comfortable way

While you are confident with your decision to get a divorce from your spouse in Washington, you openly acknowledge that other people may not see your decision as one that makes sense. In fact, you may have people openly express their disapproval or try to tell you that you did not try hard enough to make your relationship work. At Clement Law Center, we are committed to helping people who are facing the aftermath of separating from their spouse. 

What is supervised visitation?

Some divorcing parents in Washington are able to easily work out all aspects of the divorce, including a child custody agreement that both parents are happy to uphold. However, for others it is not so easy because they may have a complicated situation at home that prevents joint custody. There are even times when the court must get involved to be sure that a child is protected by ordering supervised visitation. But what exactly is supervised visitation?

Money and divorce

When couples get married in Washington, they usually do so with high hopes for their marriage. While it is expected that there will be a period of adjustment, most couples intend to remain married for the rest of their lives. Still, there is often an expectation that some couples will become less happy with their marriages over time, something that can lead to divorce.

Decide where to file for divorce

When Washington military couples decide to get a divorce, they may think it does not matter where they file. However, when it comes to filing for divorce, military families usually have more options than civilian families, and people may want to consider all of their options before they choose to file in a certain location.

Older divorced people have certain unique issues to address

In Washington and across the nation, divorce is a frequent occurrence. Current statistics indicate that the number of older people getting a divorce is on the rise. This is frequently referred to as the "gray divorce" phenomenon. This statistical increase is happening while the overall divorce rate is at its lowest point in four decades.

Do you remain eligible for survivor benefits after your divorce?

Your marriage to a service member in Federal Way likely places you in the position of needing to make certain sacrifices in order to accommodate their service. Among those sacrifices may be your career pursuits in order to dedicate yourself to running your family while your spouse fulfills their military obligations. Consequently, you become dependent on the benefits made available through your spouse's service. Among those benefits may be the assurance that if your spouse dies during the course of their service, you will be paid survivor benefits to compensate for the loss of their support.