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Tag Archives: separate property

Keeping Personal and Business Assets Separate Can Help Prevent a Messy Divorce

One of the most contentious issues in divorce is the division of marital assets. This can become even more complicated if one or both of the spouses has an ownership stake in a business. While several factors can affect whether a spouse is entitled to receive assets from a business owned by the other, there […]

How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Protect You

Nobody likes to think about divorce before entering into a marriage, but an increasing number of couples do just that, with a prenuptial agreement.  This agreement can be used to set terms for the disposition of property, debts and other responsibilities when a marriage ends. These agreements are particularly useful in Washington, a community property […]

How Does Community Property Division Work in Washington?

Under Washington law, debts or assets acquired during the course of a marriage are generally deemed community property that is subject to equal division upon divorce. Property acquired prior to marriage is usually exempt from that division. However, Washington differs from other community property states in that it allows a divorce court to look at […]

How Is It Decided Who Gets the Family Home in a Divorce?

Washington is a “community property” state, which means that assets and debt acquired during the marriage are, in general, divided equally upon divorce. But there is not always a 50/50 split, because the court looks at the spouses’ financial and familial situation as a whole in making the division. That can result in special treatment […]