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Online Divorce
in Washington

  • Easy-to-understand interface
  • Divorce papers are complete in 2 business days
  • Printable PDF format
  • No hidden fees
  • Affordable prices
  • Free step-by-step detailed filing guide included
  • Accessible from any device with Internet access

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Do you and your spouse have any children under the age of 18 from this marriage?
Washington Divorce

Why Online Divorce is
a Good Idea

Online divorce is an efficient, quick, and simple way to prepare divorce papers for an uncontested divorce. Our services are affordable and accessible for any budget. Save thousands of dollars on your divorce by preparing your divorce paperwork without an attorney in just 2 business days!

How does it work?

Firstly, partners have to go through a simple online questionnaire and provide some essential information. This way, our platform can determine the details of the marriage and divorce case.

After completing this step, the system will help to generate ready-to-sign divorce forms tailored specifically for an individual case and all the Washington state requirements. This takes no more than 2 business days.

Now, spouses can access and download their papers in printable PDF format. They are also provided with a detailed filing guide for the state of Washington.

Couples who decided to get a divorce in Washington are choosing online divorce because it saves money and time!

Divorce Preparation Cost

Contested Divorce

  • Expensive lawyers
  • Disagreements between spouses
  • Lengthy litigation
  • The need to adjust your schedule for court hearings
  • The court makes decisions that do not always satisfy the wishes of the parties

Online Divorce $299

  • Affordable prices
  • Clear step-by-step instructions
  • No need to hire expensive lawyers
  • Transparent process
  • Download completed forms in just 2 business days
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Convenient and understandable system

DIY Divorce

  • It can be difficult to fill out forms yourself
  • A Court rejects the case if the forms have any mistakes
  • It's not suitable for those who have even small disputes
  • It may lead to unexpected expenses
  • It takes more time
Washington Divorce Forms

Washington Divorce Forms

When filing for divorce, spouses may need the following forms.

To launch the case:

  • Summons: Notice About a Marriage or Domestic Partnership (FL Divorce 200)
  • Petition for Divorce (Dissolution) (FL Divorce 201)
  • Confidential Information (FL All Family 001)
  • Attachment to Confidential Information (Additional Parties or Children) (FL All Family 002)
  • Certificate of Dissolution, Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage, or Legal Separation (DOH 422-027)
  • Proof of Personal Service (FL All Family 101)
  • Email Service Agreement (All Civil 006)
  • Agreement to Join Petition (Joinder) (FL All Family 119)
  • Service Accepted (FL All Family 117)
  • Response to Petition about a Marriage (FL Divorce 211)

To complete the case:

  • Notice of Hearing (FL All Family 185)
  • Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery (for documents after Summons and Petition) (FL All Family 112)
  • Findings and Conclusions About a Marriage (FL Divorce 231)
  • Final Divorce Order (Dissolution Decree) / Legal Separation Order (Decree) / Invalid Marriage Order (Annulment Decree) / Valid Marriage Order (Decree) (FL Divorce 241)

Additional forms if partners have children:

  • Child Support Order (FL All Family 130)
  • Washington State Child Support Schedule – definitions, standards, instructions, and economic table (WSCSS - Schedule)
  • Washington State Child Support Schedule Worksheets (WSCSS - Worksheets)
  • Attachment for Residential Split Adjustment (WSCSS - Attachment for RSA)
  • Financial Declaration (FL All Family 131)
  • Sealed Financial Source Documents (FL All Family 011)
  • Information for Temporary Parenting Plan (FL All Family 139)
  • Parenting Plan (FL All Family 140)
  • Residential Time Summary Report (FL Divorce 243)
Filling Out Divorce Forms in Washington

Filling Out Divorce Forms in Washington

Divorce paperwork preparation is often the major obstacle for spouses who lack legal background and knowledge. That is why it is important to take a look and study Washington family laws, regulations, and requirements regarding divorce forms.

Lots of things to take into account and this means that couples should complete some actions and follow certain rules:

  1. Take a close look at divorce forms to understand what information is required and prepare it;
  2. Talk with the partner to get on the same ground and make sure that both parties are agreeing on the terms of divorce;
  3. Study technical specifics and fill out divorce forms according to the instructions;
  4. Double-check whether prepared divorce papers feature all the required information and have no typos.

It is important to understand that divorce forms with mistakes are not accepted by the clerk. As a result, spouses may have to repeat the entire process again.

CompleteCase.com is an alternative way to prepare one’s divorce papers. This platform provides spouses with all the instruments required to generate all the required documents even without legal knowledge while minimizing the chance of mistakes. All it takes is to go through a simple online questionnaire to determine the details of a divorce case.

Partners can download ready-to-sign divorce papers in just two business days, sign them, and bring them to the court.

Steps for Divorce in Washington

Filing for an uncontested divorce in Washington requires meeting certain conditions and following several steps.

Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

Initial Filling

Initial Filing

Court Fees

Court Fees

Serving a Spouse

Serving a Spouse

Finalizing a Divorce

Finalizing a Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

Washington is a strictly no-fault state.

This means that the judge is not interested in knowing about the reasons that led to the court. The filing spouse, also known as the petitioner, can begin the divorce process by stating that the marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown with no chances of repairing it.

If the other spouse, also known as the respondent or defendant, denies damage to the marriage, the court may go several ways:

  1. Forward the couple for counseling;
  2. Request an opinion from a professional counselor;
  3. Forward the couple’s case to the family court.

The counseling process cannot last more than 60 days. If spouses return without reconciliation, the court is obliged to proceed with the case.

However, it is important to understand that the petitioner can state one’s reasons for divorce. Factors such as cruelty toward a partner or children are definitely going to have some effect but such allegations will require solid proof.

Initial Filing

The initial filing process in Washington is rather straightforward. Everything begins when a petitioner files FL Divorce 201. This petition features some of the most important information regarding property, debts, spousal support, minor children etc.

Moreover, spouses can launch the process by signing and filing a joint petition FL All Family 119. If partners are filing jointly, they can skip the FL Divorce 200 Summons form.

Court Fees

The petitioner needs to pay appropriate filing fees when beginning the divorce process. The cost may vary from county to county but they range between somewhere $200 and $350.

However, if the petitioner is struggling in terms of finances, it is possible to request a waiver to file divorce forms for free.

Serving a Spouse

The petitioner has to properly serve papers to the respondent unless they signed a joint petition:

  1. If the respondent signs FL All Family 117, it is possible to personally serve the papers;
  2. Hire a private process server, sheriff, or an adult who has no interest in the case to deliver papers;
  3. If the petitioner is not able to find and/or serve papers personally, they can request service by mail or notice in the local newspaper (this requires FL All Family 104 and 108 forms to be filed).

Finalizing a Divorce

To finalize the divorce, spouses have to exchange complete information about assets, liabilities, and finances. The divorce is finalized after the waiting period even if none of the parties attend a court hearing.

Getting a Divorce Without a Lawyer in Washington

Getting a Divorce Without a Lawyer

A family law attorney is a professional whose job is to provide legal advice and represent spouses’ interests in court. The major part of marriage’s cost consists of the lawyers’ fees. That is why many couples try to avoid using the services of a lawyer.

If partners are interested in an uncontested divorce, they can avoid the use of attorneys’ services altogether thus saving thousands of dollars. A divorce becomes uncontested if partners can deal with important matters that include but are not limited to:

  • Child custody;
  • Child support;
  • Spousal support;
  • Property division;
  • Division of liabilities.

Spouses can also pursue the DIY divorce. This is a type of uncontested divorce that does not require help from a lawyer. It allows partners to fully control the divorce process from A to Z.

A DIY divorce is an excellent option for saving money but the preparation of the divorce forms without professional help can be an issue. However, CompleteCase.com effectively eliminates this problem and allows preparing papers in just several clicks of a mouse button.

Getting a Divorce with Children in Washington

Getting a Divorce with Children in Washington

The filing process for couples with minor children is rather similar. The main differences are regarding the required forms as well as things like child custody and child support.

Child Custody

This might be one of the most difficult parts of divorce as a whole. Questions such as child custody can be resolved by the partners or by the judge.

The state of Washington has two types of custody - physical and legal.

Physical custody allows children to physically live with a parent.

Legal custody is different as it provides a parent with the power to make important decisions for their children such as education and healthcare.

Spouses are also able to decide between joint and sole custody.

The first option means that both parents share custodial responsibilities. The second option stands for physical and legal rights over the child belonging to one of the parents.

Child Support

In Washington, the court may order one or both parents to pay for child support. It often depends on the custodial arrangement and income of each parent.

In most cases, a parent who spends less than 50% of the time with a child, e.g. noncustodial parent, pays child support. However, additional expenses such as childcare and healthcare may be ordered to be shared by both parents.

Waiting Period in Washington

Waiting Period in Washington

The state of Washington has a mandatory 90-day waiting period. It begins after the initial filing date. After this period passes, the judge reviews the case and grants the spouses a divorce. The divorce may be finalized even without a court hearing.

However, spouses should understand that the divorce will be granted only after the judge reviews it. This may happen immediately after 90 days pass. It may also happen after some time passes since the mandatory waiting period - depending on the judge’s workload.

Residency Requirements

While the majority of other states have some residency requirements, Washington is different as it does not have such a requirement in the traditional meaning of the word.

Instead of living in the state for a specified time period, Washington’s residency requirements are simply being a state resident at the moment of filing. Another possible residency requirement is if the person filing is stationed within state borders as a member of the US Armed Forces.

These requirements are rather loose in Washington in comparison to other states.

Residency Requirements in Washington

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