File for Divorce in Washington [NOOK Book]


A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in ...
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A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in Washington help you get control over this stressful time of your life.

Learn how to:
- File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce
- Protect Your Assets, Yourself and Your Children
- Save Money when Working with a Lawyer
- Negotiate Child Support and Visitation Agreements

Includes ready-to-go forms with step-by-step Instructions, essential documents you need to:
- End the Marriage and Start Fresh
- Resolve Property Disputes
- Calculate Child Support
- Develop a Visitation Schedule
-  And much more . . .

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"Takes you step-by-step through the process of divorce."
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Divorce is always painful, but if done wrong, it can also leave irreparable damage. This plain-English guide is designed both for Washington State residents who want to handle their own divorce and for litigants with lawyers who want to gain a better understanding of their options under the state's separation and divorce proceedings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402233524
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 825,488
  • File size: 15 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Edward A. Haman received his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Toledo. He has practiced law in Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii, and has served as a Michigan Circuit Court domestic relations hearing officer. He has written or coauthored numerous self-help law books, ranging from titles that are national in scope as well as state-specific subjects.

Tara K. Richardson received her JD cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Richardson practices in the area of family law with a large firm in the Seattle area.

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Table of Contents

How to Use the CD-ROM -

Using Self-Help Law Books -

Introduction -

Chapter 1: Marriage Ins and Outs -
-Legal Separation
-Wanting a Divorce
-Alternatives to Divorce

Chapter 2: The Legal System -
-Theory versus Reality
-Divorce Law and Procedure
-Legal Research

Chapter 3: Lawyers -
-Wanting a Lawyer
-Selecting a Lawyer
-Evaluating a Lawyer
-Working with a Lawyer

Chapter 4: Evaluating Your Situation -
-Your Spouse
-Gathering Information
-Property and Debts
-Parenting Plans
-Child Support
-Spousal Support
-Which Procedure to Use

Chapter 5: General Procedures -
-An Introduction to Legal Forms
-Filing with the Court Clerk
-Notifying Your Spouse
-Setting a Court Hearing
-Courtroom Manners

Chapter 6: Consent Divorce -
-Petition for Dissolution
-Decree of Dissolution
-Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
-Order of Child Support
-Parenting Plan

Chapter 7: Uncontested Divorce -
-Petition for Dissolution
-Motion and Declaration of Default
-Order of Default

Chapter 8: Contested Divorce -
-Property and Debts
-Child Custody and Visitation
-Child Support
-Spousal Support
-If You Reach a Settlement

Chapter 9: The Trial -
-General Procedures
-Preparing the Final Pleadings

Chapter 10: When You Cannot Find
-Your Spouse -
-The Diligent Search
-You Know Where Your Spouse Lives
-You Do Not Know Where Your Spouse Lives

Chapter 11: Temporary Orders -
-Types of Forms
-Temporary Orders
-Ex Parte Orders
-Entering Orders

Chapter 12: Special Circumstances -
-When You Cannot Afford Court Costs
-Protecting Yourself and Your Children
-Pension Plans

Glossary -
Appendix A: Washington Child Support Guidelines -
Appendix B: Worksheets -
Appendix C: Blank Forms -
Index -
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