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Family Law

A caring and dedicated attorney can protect your rights during a divorce, separation or other family law matter

Family law issues are highly personal and often stressful. Anjilvel Law is a Seattle family law firm handling a full range of family law matters including setting up premarital agreements, filing for a separation or divorce, preparing child custody/parenting plan documents, and calculating child support. This is a complex area of law to negotiate, and you deserve an attorney who will serve you with sensitivity to your needs and concerns.

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Call (206) 855-3154 to make an appointment for an initial consultation. During this consultation we will discuss your situation and determine the most effective path to move forward through the legal system. If there are any safety concerns we will provide you with some initial steps to protect yourself.

Managing legal expenses in a divorce

Keeping costs down during the divorce process involves understanding the process and what the issues are, and trying to reach an agreement on issues wherever possible. Agreeing about issues with a spouse with whom you are separating is difficult for many people. There are extreme cases where one spouse will never agree to what is fair. But no matter how contentious and bitter a separation may be at the beginning there is a middle ground that can often be reached through negotiation by both parties.

Read more about cost-saving measures to keep your legal costs down during a divorce

Grounds for divorce

As a “no fault” state, to get a divorce in Washington you do not need to prove that either spouse did something wrong. A spouse’s wrong-doing or other actions can be relevant in deciding issues relating to custody, visitation, and sometimes division of property, but in terms of the dissolution of the marriage itself fault is never an issue.

Learn more divorce terms in plain English

Family Law Blog Posts

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information related to family law in King County

    During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak our law office will remain open virtually and we are available by telephone, email or videoconference to all existing and new clients. We will be as immediately responsive as possible. The last few months have been stressful and difficult for all of us as the reality of the pandemic continues…

  • What is Spousal Maintenance?

    Often known in some states as “spousal support” or “alimony”, spousal maintenance is money paid by one spouse to another upon separation or divorce. Spousal maintenance is not the same as child support; it is meant to support the spouse. However, a court could look at existing child support obligations as a factor in determining…

  • Divorce in plain English

    The legal system can seem confusing to non-lawyers. Laws and legal documents based on those laws are drafted using legal terms and language that is known mostly only to lawyers or legal professionals. In this article I explain in plain English some legal terms relating to divorce. Divorce = Dissolution In the State of Washington…