Divorce

Considerations in divorce if you are a breadwinner

Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process, and when you are the primary breadwinner, it introduces a unique set of considerations. In many cases, it is the male spouse who will be in this position. After all, the Department of Labor reported that women make...

Tips for Effective Divorce Mediation

Mediation provides a more collaborative, usually less contentious resolution of a divorce case. When you are ready to settle your divorce but want to avoid drawn out litigation in court or trial, mediation might work for you, especially if you and your spouse fully...

Safeguarding your retirement in a grey divorce

Retirement is an inevitable topic of discussion for any divorcing couple exiting a long-term marriage. You work for many years to build up your retirement savings, so it can cause no small amount of stress to realize that a divorce can throw a wrench in your plans....

Meridian Family Law makes the news

Melanie Avril Maxwell, an attorney at Meridian Family Law, recently interviewed King County Superior Court Judge Andrea Darvis. Their talk covered her advice for fellow practitioners, focusing on specific areas, including proposed orders, motions practice, and trial...

How are retirement assets divided in a divorce?

Divorce is a challenging time for any couple, and one of the most difficult issues to resolve is property division. Retirement assets are a critical part of most couples' financial futures; therefore, the division of these assets requires careful consideration. Here's...