Washington Divorce Online allows you to complete your official Washington State Petition for Dissolution (Divorce) of Marriage online. You may then print and file your divorce petition with the court. In most cases you can choose to complete your divorce without a court appearance.
How does divorce work in Washington state?
Washington is a “no-fault” divorce state. You do not need to prove a spouse was “at fault.” You must only prove irreconcilable differences: you no longer get along.
Is alimony mandatory in Washington state?
As a general rule of thumb, courts in Washington State award one year of alimony for every three or four years of marriage. There is no statute or case law explicitly stating this formula, but it is an oft mentioned rule and generally what courts can be expected to do.
How is alimony calculated in Washington state?
Specifically, to determine the amount of alimony, a spousal support award should be calculated by taking 30% of the payor's gross income minus 20% of the payee's gross income.
What is the average child support payment in Washington state?
If Parent A contributes 60% of the combined income (or $600 per month), then this parent will pay 60% of the total child support, or $132 per month. Parent B, who makes 40% of the combined income (or $400), will pay only 40%, or $88 per month in child support. $1,000 is the lowest combined income on the schedule.
Does Washington State favor mothers in custody?
What are the Odds of Getting Primary Custody? UPDATED—People often ask us about the chances fathers have of getting primary custody in Washington. Taken at face value, the laws don't favor mothers over fathers. But even though both parents have equal legal footing, it doesn't always play out like that.
When can a child decide who to live with in Washington state?
Does my child support change if my ex gets married?
If your ex-husband remarries, your child support payments do not generally change. The remarriage itself is not a condition for modification. Your child support payments are not altered if your ex-husband now supports stepchildren. Your ex-husband has no legal obligation to support his new wife's children.