We will assist you in planning your transition by providing consultation on strategies for handling your finances, assets and parenting prior to separating. If your case is just beginning or has been in process for some time, we can step in and protect your interests.
No matter what stage of divorce, our firm is dedicated to protecting your interests and helping you develop a divorce strategy that addresses all aspects of your divorce, including:
Business valuations— If you or your spouse owns a business, all or part of the value of that business may be marital property and subject to equitable distribution. Our attorneys consult business valuation experts to determine the value of the business interest in your divorce.
Dividing assets and debts — In Washington, marital property, including assets and debts, are equitably divided during divorce. Equitable division is not necessarily dividing the property 50/50. Instead, the court looks to what is fair and equitable in your situation. We work with forensic accountants, appraisers, pension evaluators and other financial experts to provide you with a comprehensive view of all marital property, including hidden assets.
Alimony — In Washington, alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is determined on a case-by-case basis. We can help you determine the amount of alimony that works in your case, whether it is permanent alimony after a 20-year marriage or temporary alimony to help one spouse re-enter the workforce.
Tax Implications — In Washington, every domestic case requires the court to determine the tax implications to both parties in dividing assets and debts, and awarding child and spousal support. Our attorneys work diligently to recognize the tax issues involved in your case.