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Can I Get a Divorce If I Don’t Know Where My Spouse Is?

The process of filing for divorce in Washington is straightforward but requires a significant amount of work. You must file a petition for dissolution of the marriage, provide detailed information about your marriage, children, assets, and debts, and request a summons to be served on your spouse, along with a copy of the petition, to provide them with notice.
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How Remarriage Can Affect Your Divorce

Remarrying following a divorce can raise several questions. In particular, questions about how remarriage can affect a divorce agreement may become a serious consideration. It is vital to take the correct steps, especially if there are children involved, to avoid any future challenges that may rise.
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Preparing for Divorce

Some of the most common reasons for divorce include a lack of commitment, infidelity, too much conflict and arguing, and financial problems. Whatever the reason, divorce isn’t easy to navigate. It can be tedious and frustrating, plus a million questions may cross your mind.
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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce: Which One Is Right for Me?

When considering a divorce, contested and uncontested divorce are among the available options to dissolve your marriage. In an uncontested divorce, the couples are able to settle key divorce issues amicably. Conversely, in a contested divorce, the parties will turn to the family court system to help resolve crucial divorce matters.
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Your Rights to Retirement Assets

Washington is a community property state, which means that any assets or debts acquired during the time of one’s marriage or during a state-registered domestic partnership are owned or obligated 50/50. The 50/50 division is enforced no matter which of the partners acquired the asset or debt as long as it occurred during the marriage or partnership.
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Actionable Claims in a Construction Dispute

If you’ve ever entered into a contract with a construction company, you know how complex these agreements can be. You also know how much is riding on them being completed on time and within your budget. Because of this, when a construction dispute does occur, you need to act quickly to resolve the issue and continue with your project.
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Can I Back Out of a Sale if I Already Accepted an Offer?

It is not uncommon for sellers to wonder before the sale is complete, “Can I back out of a sale if I already accepted an offer?” Generally speaking, the answer to that question is “yes.” However, you may not be able to back out without penalty.
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What Must a Seller Disclose About Property Defects?

There is a saying that you get what you paid for. When buying residential real estate, you need to know what you are getting first, which is why Washington law requires sellers to disclose certain information to prospective buyers in transactions.
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What Is a Quiet Title Action?

When a piece of property (commercial or residential) goes up for sale, the process can come to a halt if a title search unearths conflicting owners, liens on the title, or other encumbrances.
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Understanding Adverse Possession in Washington

You own a couple of acres of unfenced property and mostly confine yourself to the private residence fronting the access road. A neighbor behind you builds a shed that sits on your property, but since you rarely go to the rear of your property, you don’t notice the encroachment by the trespasser or you just shrug it off.
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