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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.

Take steps toward resolving your legal issue today

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

  • Issues facing separating couples: When to represent yourself

    When should you attempt to go through the divorce process without an attorney? Two key questions you have to ask yourself are: Are you aware of what the outstanding issues are? Are you and your spouse in agreement about all these issues? If the answer to both questions is yes, you may be in a…

  • Affordable divorce in Washington: Unbundled Legal Services

    For many separating couples, the emotional trauma of actual separation is further complicated by the potentially devastating economic consequences of splitting one house into two. Add large legal bills to this situation and you have one reason why many couples are actually choosing to stay together purely for economic reasons. How is it practically feasible…

  • Keeping divorce costs down: Agree to agree (if you can)

    Much has been reported in the press about couples staying together because they cannot afford a divorce. Often times, with little or negative equity in the house and mounting debts, the prospect of paying large lawyer’s fees for a divorce is an unacceptable one for unhappy couples who would prefer to separate if they could…