Can a divorce be done with agreement ?
1 attorney answer
There is no law in WA that requires spouses who no longer want to be married with each to go to combat with each other. The spouses can certainly agree to the divorce and all the terms of the divorce. It usually is less expensive and smoother to the divorce process when the spouse talk things out with each other.
"do I still need an attorney?" There is also no law in WA that requires a natural person to hire an attorney to represent the person in family law court.
All the pattern forms to a divorce in WA are free to download at the courts' websites: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/ . Each superior court also has local forms at the superior court's website.
From the above court's website, there is a link to Washington LawHelp where informative self-help guides can be obtained for free.
The family law facilitator can help self-represented parties to fill out family law forms. The contact information for the facilitator can be obtained from the superior court's website. The fees for the facilitator are about $50.
Having an attorney to help you with an agreed divorce may in fact be cost efficient. The attorney will handle all the procedures. With an attorney, neither spouses need to physically appear in court for the entry of agreed final orders in King or Pierce counties.
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