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Downtown Seattle Divorce Attorney - 814 2nd Ave, Suite 515, Seattle, WA 98104, United StatesGetting divorced may be one of the most stressful times of your life. If you are getting divorced in Downtown Seattle, WA, call Twyford Law Office for advice. Our Downtown Seattle divorce attorneys have 33 years of combined experience.

We will help you navigate the divorce process at a time when you may feel alone. Our team will fight to secure your financial future and ensure that property division and custody arrangements are fair.

Contact our Downtown Seattle, Washington, law office at 206-590-7085 to schedule a free consultation today with a Downtown Seattle divorce lawyer.

How Our Downtown Seattle Divorce Attorneys Can Help You With Your Divorce

How Our Downtown Seattle Divorce Attorneys Can Help You With Your Divorce

You don’t need to handle your Downtown Seattle, WA, divorce all on your own. The Downtown Seattle divorce attorneys at Twyford Law Office are here to help. We have dedicated our practice to helping people with all types of family law matters, including divorces.

When you hire us to help you through a divorce, we will:

  • File paperwork with the court
  • Negotiate with your spouse’s lawyers
  • Engage in mediation
  • Keep track of deadlines
  • Help you divide assets
  • Fight for child custody
  • Represent you in court

People who are going through a divorce need a strong and compassionate advocate. We will provide the support you need to get through this difficult process. Call Twyford Law Office to schedule a free consultation today with a Twyford divorce lawyer.

The History of Downtown Seattle in Seattle, WA

Downtown Seattle was founded by the Denny Party after they moved to Pioneer Square from Alki Point in West Seattle. They originally named Downtown Seattle “Duwamps” after the Duwamish Bay (modern day Elliott Bay).

At the time, Downtown Seattle was a residential area around the central Pioneer Square. The main business was logging. However, there was a massive fire in 1889 that destroyed almost all of the buildings. In the aftermath, Downtown Seattle was rebuilt as a primarily business district.

Today, there is a lot to do in Downtown Seattle, including visiting:

Downtown Seattle also features many shops, restaurants, and incredible views of Puget Sound. Many people live, work, and visit every year.

Visit Our Family and Divorce Law Office In Seattle, WA

Twyford Law Office is located at 814 Second Avenue 515, Seattle, WA 98104. Call us at 206-590-7085  to schedule your free case evaluation. Our family law attorneys are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Our Family and Divorce Law Firm’s Primary Practice Areas

Since 1991, we have developed the following primary practice areas.

Divorce

We help clients navigate the divorce process in Downtown Seattle. Our work includes filing paperwork, negotiating property division, and handling child custody matters.

Child Custody

There is nothing more important than your relationship with your child. Child custody matters are highly emotional. We will fight to make sure that the custody arrangement is fair.

Child Support

We routinely help clients get the child support they need to provide a safe and healthy environment for their kids. This may include filing for child support or helping them recover delinquent payments.

Judgment Modification

Many of our clients need to modify their judgment from time to time. This could include a modification to child custody, child support judgment, or even a protection order. We can help you request a modification from the court.

Property Division

Property division is often one of the most heated parts of getting a divorce. We will inventory all of your property and debts and help you divide it amongst your ex-spouse so that the division is equitable.

How Do I Seek a Divorce in Seattle, WA?

Washington is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you can get divorced even if your spouse didn’t do anything technically “wrong.” A court can also order a divorce against your spouse’s wishes.

To get a divorce in Seattle, you must file divorce papers with the King County court. The papers are served to your spouse as notice.

The court will grant your divorce as long as:

  • At least one spouse is a legal resident of Washington
  • It has been 90 days since filing for dissolution
  • The marriage is “irretrievably broken”

Before granting the divorce, you must also make financial declarations that include information on property division.

The court will use this information to divide property and make other related decisions, like child and spousal support. That is unless you have already come to an agreement with your spouse outside of court.

How Will My Property Be Divided in a Divorce in Washington?

Your property will be divided by agreement between you and your ex-spouse or by the court in place of an agreement. If you signed a prenuptial agreement before marriage, this may govern how your property is divided.

Washington is a community property state. Community property means that both property and debts acquired during marriage are joint property. This includes separate income, real estate, and bank accounts.

When dividing property, the court applies equitable division rules. This doesn’t mean that both parties will necessarily get equal property. Instead, it means that property is divided equitably considering the whole picture.

The court may consider factors like the extent of the property, the financial situation of each spouse, and the duration of the marriage.

Who Will Get Custody of Our Children After the Divorce?

The court applies the best interest of the child standard when deciding child custody matters. Usually the court will award joint custody if appropriate.

However, the court will consider many factors like:

  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the child
  • Stability of the home environment (including cleanliness, safety, and routines)
  • Parent’s physical and mental health
  • Child’s preferences (if old enough to express)
  • Past instances of abandonment, neglect, or domestic violence

If the court doesn’t award joint physical custody, it may create a visitation schedule. The schedule can be determined by agreement between the parents or through a court order if no agreement is made.

Custody and visitation judgments can be modified if a parent has a substantial change in circumstances.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Downtown Seattle Divorce Lawyer

Divorces in Downtown Seattle, WA, can become contentious when you least expect it. It’s best to get a Downtown Seattle divorce lawyer’s help in the beginning before things turn sour. Contact Twyford Law Office at 206-590-7085 to schedule a free consultation and visit our Downtown Seattle office.

We serve in different neighborhoods throughout Seattle, including:

  • Audubon-Downriver (99205)
  • Browne’s Addition (99204)
  • Chief Garry Park (99202)
  • Downtown Seattle (98154, 98170, 98113, 98141,98190, …)
  • Downtown Spokane (99201)
  • Emerson Garfield (99201)
  • Fort George Wright (99224)
  • Garland District (99205)
  • Kendall Yards (99026)
  • Latah Valley (99203)
  • Logan (99252)
  • Manito (99203)
  • Nevada / Lidgerwood (99217)
  • Northtown (21900)
  • Northwest Spokane (99208)
  • Peaceful Valley (99224)
  • Riverside (99260)
  • South Perry District (99202)
  • University District (99258)
  • West Central (99224)
  • Whitman (99208)

What our Downtown Seattle clients are saying about us

What our Downtown Seattle clients are saying about us

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