To file for divorce in Washington requires the completion of several important court forms. The process of submitting a case whether you are seeking a divorce, legal separation, or invalidation of marriage, begins with filling out and submitting the appropriate petition form. Unless you are filing a joint divorce petition, one spouse must serve the other with the legal divorce forms and summons notice. Before a court can grant a final divorce order, both spouses will need to accept the service and complete the required paperwork with their information. Working with a divorce lawyer can help ensure a smooth process of filling out court forms and ease confusion during a time of stress.
An uncontested divorce in Washington state on average takes three months to complete, while contested divorces can take much longer depending on the complexity of the case. If you have a divorce case pending, filing forms for a temporary family law order is an available option as well as filing an immediate restraining order.
The following are links to the family law court forms needed to file for divorce or legal separation in Washington state courts:
For more information and expert legal assistance with filing a divorce in Washington, contact our Spokane divorce lawyers. The attorneys at Twyford Law Office have extensive experience in Washington family law and have handled complex divorce cases. Our compassionate divorce attorneys provide personalized service and can guide you through the legal process of your divorce case. Call (509) 327-0777 to speak with a family law attorney today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.