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High-asset divorce does not have to be contentious

You and many other Washington residents may have times in your life where you feel like you need to make significant changes. You could feel unsatisfied in your job, want to move to a better location and take other steps to help you feel happier and more fulfilled in life. Recently, you may have come to the decision that ending your marriage would be a step in finding more happiness.

Of course, you likely have many concerns about divorce and could wonder whether the upheaval of various aspects of your life may be worth it. In particular, you have become used to the lifestyle you lead and the level of income you and your spouse generate. In fact, you will likely go through a high-asset divorce.

It does not have to be contentious

Though high-asset divorce cases can be more complicated because of the many assets involved, you do not have to resign yourself to a contentious case. You and your spouse may amicably agree that divorce is the right decision, and because you came to this decision relatively easily, you may want to work toward reaching other decisions about your divorce together. You may even have the chance of coming to certain terms outside of the courtroom.

Still, working to compromise and negotiate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse does not mean that you should not have outside assistance as well. Many aspects of divorce have their nuances, and you certainly do not want to end up with less than you deserve or having to pay more in alimony than necessary. As a result, it is important that you have the right information on how certain divorce matters are handled under Washington law.

Property division

In addition to alimony and other financial matters, you likely have concerns over the division of assets. Who will keep the house? How will unusual or particularly valuable assets be divided? Certainly, you do not want the wrong decision to result in the loss of an asset that you wanted to keep.

Luckily, you can work with an attorney experienced in high-asset divorce cases. Your legal counsel can explain state laws, go over your available legal options and help you work toward the outcomes you find favorable for your circumstances. Even if you and your ex can work together amicably, it is important to keep your best interests in mind.

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