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Divorce & Property Separation


There are plenty of questions
when it comes to Divorce

At Savage Law we are experienced guides to help you
through the process of divorce and on to the outcomes you want.

Some people want the most aggressive divorce attorney to help them 'win' in court when it's clear there are disagreements.

Others look for an experienced mediator they can trust to guide them to amicable agreements, wise financial decisions, and to give their kids the great gift of a healthy co-parenting relationship.

Our clients find that right from the initial consultation they gain the partnership of careful attorneys who are skillful in guidance and able representatives they could trust in the courtroom.

We work hard for people like you who are beginning a new life after the difficulties of moving on from a marriage. Right away we can answer your questions, put your fears to rest and begin taking action steps toward the right solutions to important aspects of divorce like property division, child support, spousal maintenance, and parenting plans. Getting qualified help in managing your family matters is a phone call away.


There are plenty of questions
when it comes to Divorce

At Savage Law we are experienced guides to help you
through the process of divorce and on to the outcomes you want.

Some people want the most aggressive divorce attorney to help them 'win' in court when it's clear there are disagreements.

Others look for an experienced mediator they can trust to guide them to amicable agreements, wise financial decisions, and to give their kids the great gift of a healthy co-parenting relationship.

Our clients find that right from the initial consultation they gain the partnership of careful attorneys who are skillful in guidance and able representatives they could trust in the courtroom.

We work hard for people like you who are beginning a new life after the difficulties of moving on from a marriage. Right away we can answer your questions, put your fears to rest and begin taking action steps toward the right solutions to important aspects of divorce like property division, child support, spousal maintenance, and parenting plans. Getting qualified help in managing your family matters is a phone call away.


We are licensed, experienced family law mediators.

Mediation is an excellent option for working together with the goal in mind to create mutually agreed upon solutions that are balanced and viable for both spouses. It's something that works for a lot of couples seeking dissolution, it's often more peaceful, more private, much faster and less costly in the long run when compared to a divorce proceeding that requires a judge or family law commissioner to decide the outcomes.

The main idea with mediation is that couples maintain control and decide for themselves how to divide the assets and responsibilities that were once fully shared. Nothing is decided without mutual consensus. And, nothing discussed in mediation can be used against you in court.

Often mediation can be in one office, with our team in the middle to listen, to guide and to visualize viable solutions that are lawful. Each party may have their own representation and we work with other family law attorneys to shape a successful outcome. Either way, you hold onto the option to find solutions that meet your needs, your values and your goals. In court, your personal matters are not only much more out in the open, but also open to a judge to decide upon, regardless of your story. Mediation can take place at any point in the process, prior to or even during litigation.

Divorce is always complicated, and some cases involve difficult legal and financial issues. But our experience in family law and civil litigation helps us to understand the emotional, financial, and legal aspects that play a big role in dividing up the things that are most important to hold on to.

We offer guidance as advocates who listen and can walk around in your shoes. We offer the experience of facilitators who know the law and know what you're going through.

 
Areas we can address in mediation::
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Temporary Orders
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Relocation
  • Parenting Plan Modifications
  • Post-Dissolution Disputes


Property division is difficult and often divisive.

When it comes to your property - your house, cars, bank accounts, retirement, debts, businesses, investments and pets - who gets what can be a complicated question causing plenty of anxiety.

We've walked through difficult cases involving a large financial assets and strong emotional connections. It's rare, if not unheard of in divorce to find a compromise that doesn't sting, that comes without contention and the question of whether each side are getting what Washington law states must be fair and equitable.

Washington is a community property state, meaning that all property acquired during the marriage is subject to fair and equitable division. Assets you owned prior to marriage (except in some cases personal injury settlements or some kinds of gifts) are usually considered separate property, not common to the marriage. It's not usual for a judge to award separate property from one spouse to another, but in some cases it's possible where it is deemed reasonable for a "fair and equitable" outcome under the circumstances.

All community property needs to be valued, either by the exact amount it holds in the bank, by an appraiser (for a business or valuable that isn't sold), or through selling the property.

It's crucial to hire an attorney who has an adequate ability in discovery (compiling information and evaluating assets,) is competent in presenting your present anf future position to the court (if necessary) and is experienced in the more difficult aspects of division where emotions are often high and the valuables can't be weighed in a scale.

At Savage Law we have extensive experience in the process of dividing property, both in mediation, in personal counsel and in the courtroom where it the law is not often black and white. Specific questions about your property are things best answered as we hear about your situation. You can also check out our blog as we'll try to address the most common questions and situations people walk through in dividing their assets. Subscribe here.

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