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Washington State requires divorcing parents to file parenting plans that address custody and visitation. Couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships—even if they intend to work them out—should have clear ideas of how they will care for their children in the event of a separation. When...

Child support payments are a serious responsibility. Failing to pay can subject a divorced parent to severe repercussions, including being held in contempt of court, fined, and even jailed. An award of child support and the corresponding obligation to pay creates a new and essential...

Custody and child support are, without question, the two most important issues for divorcing parents. Each partner wants their children to have the best lives possible and hope they and their former spouse can come to an agreement that gives their children everything they need. Washington...

Couples who have been together for years without getting married may approach the idea of marriage with an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. That’s fine, but both partners in the arrangement should understand the legal ramifications of choosing to remain unmarried. Committed Intimate...