LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Paul Christian Posadas

Property and Debt Division

All property is divided in divorce. When dividing property, the court considers several factors including the length of the marriage and the financial differences between the spouses. When a marriage has lasted a long time or one spouse is severely challenged financially, the court may award a portion of your separate property to your spouse. It is a common belief that all too many spouses will take everything they can in a divorce. This doesn’t have to happen. Washington is a Community Property state. That means that, at the time of divorce, all of the family’s property and debts are before the court to be equitably divided between the couple.

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