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The spouse filing for dissolution of marriage must be a resident of Washington or a member of the Armed Forces stationed in Washington. The dissolution of marriage may be filed for in any county where either the petitioner or respondent resides. In addition, the court will not act on the petition until 90 days has elapsed from the filing and the service of summons on the respondent. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.010 and 26.09.030].
Washington only recognizes irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as a valid grounds for divorce [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapter 26.09.030].In order to file for divorce in Washington, the proper grounds must be established. Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.
Joint or sole child custody will be determined according to the best interests of the child. Every petition for dissolution of marriage in which a minor child is involved must include a proposed parenting plan. The parents may make an agreement regarding a parenting plan. The parenting plan should contain provisions for:
The factors which are considered in determining decision-making authority are:
The factors which are considered in determining residential provisions for the child are:
The first factor is to be given the most weight.
Equal-time alternating residential provisions will only be ordered if:
The court may order an investigation concerning parenting arrangements for the child. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.181 to 26.09.220].
Washington is a “community property” state. Each spouse retains his or her separate property, consisting of:
“Quasi-community” property is property that is acquired while a spouse resides outside of Washington, but that would have been considered community property if acquired while they were living in Washington. “Quasi-community” property is divided as if it were community property. The court will divide the community property of the spouses, consisting of all other property acquired during the marriage, equally or equitably, after a consideration of the following:
Marital misconduct is not to be considered. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.080, 26.16.010, 26.16.020, 26.16.030, and 26.16.220].
Either spouse may be ordered to pay maintenance to the other spouse. Marital misconduct is not to be considered. The factors for consideration are:
Maintenance payments may be required to be paid through the clerk of the court or through the Washington State Support Registry if there are also child support payments being made. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.050, 26.09.090, and 26.09.120].
Either parent may be ordered to pay child support. Marital misconduct is not a factor to be considered. All relevant factors may be considered. Official child support guidelines and worksheets are available from the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and from the clerk of the court. The official guidelines are presumed to be correct, unless there is a showing that the amount is unjust or inappropriate under the particular circumstances of a case. Mandatory wage assignments may be required if the child support payments are over 15 days past due. Child support payments may be required to be paid through the Washington State Support Registry or directly to the parent, if an approved payment plan is accepted by the court. The court may require either parent to provide health insurance coverage for the child. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.040, 26.09.050, 26.09.100, 26.09.120, 26.18.070, 26.23.050, and 26-19 Appendix].
Upon the request of either of the spouses, or on the court’s own initiative, the spouses may be referred to a counseling service of their choice. A report must be requested from the counseling service within 60 days of the referral. Contested issues relating to custody or visitation will be referred to mediation. There may also be mandatory settlement conferences if there are contested issues. [Revised Code of Washington Annotated; Title 26, Chapters 26.09.015, 26.09.030, and 26.09.181].START Your Divorce Process Now!
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