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If you are interested in learning more about Washington divorce laws, you can find additional information with links and resources below. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it will point you in the various directions that your own research might take. Of course, you might also research the Washington Code on your own, or decide to consult a Washington attorney specializing in divorce law.

Washington Divorce Resources:

Washington Courts – Forms: This site, operated by the Washington court system, provides all the forms that could be necessary in any case relating to domestic violence or marital dissolution, including protective order forms and guardianship forms.

Domestic Violence: This excellent resource offers names and phone numbers for anti-domestic violence assistance programs for every county in Washington, as well as links to statewide services.

Washington State Bar Information on Dissolution of Marriage: This website, offered by the Washington State Bar Association, provides a pamphlet comprehensive and detailed summary of Washington divorce laws.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Washington Family Law Statutes:
Washington Legal Separation:
Washington Statutes 26.09.070

Washington Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: Washington Statutes 26.09.030
Residency/Where to File: Washington Statutes 26.09.010, 26.09.030
Annulment: Washington Statutes 26.04.010, 26.04.020, 26.09.040
Mediation: Washington Statutes 26.09.015

Washington Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: Washington Statutes 26.09.080, 26.16.010, 26.16.020,
26.16.030, 26.16.220
Spousal Support: Washington Statutes 26.09.050, 26.09.090, 26.09.120

Washington Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: Washington Statutes 26.09.002, 26.09.187, 26.09.191
Child Support: Washington Statutes 26.09.105, 26.19.050, 26.19.035

Washington Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
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How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Washington Online Divorce Services:

LegalZoom.com – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.
CompleteCase.com – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Washington Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Washington Divorce laws you’re looking for:
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Washington Divorce & Separation
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Washington Child Custody & Washington Child Support

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