Even in an era of drive-through wedding chapels and even quicker divorces, it’s still possible to reach a roadblock.
While announcing a settlement today with a company that advertised online divorce services, our office warned that Washington residents should check out the credentials of those who provide legal guidance and resources. “Couples trying to undo their ‘I dos’ could find the process as irksome as an irreconcilable relationship if they don’t get information from a qualified source,” Senior Counsel Paula Selis said in today's news release.
Do-it-yourself divorces can work if you and spouse agree about important issues, such as childcare and dividing property. But there are many situations where individuals should seek the services of a licensed attorney or someone who it at least supervised by one.
Information about legally obtaining a divorce in Washington can be found at www.washingtonlawhelp.org, which offers forms and instructions prepared by the Northwest Justice Project. Forms can also be downloaded from the Washington Courts Web site.