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Andrews Terry Jeffers LLP Legal Blog | Category: Family Law

Why alternate-week parenting may not be the best choice

| March 16, 2023 
It is natural for divorcing parents to want what is best for their children. Therefore, many agree on 50/50 parenting, with the child living one week with one parent and the following week with the other. While some parents make that work, many struggle with it because of their obligations in life. You are not […]

Getting a head start on your summer co-parenting schedule

| March 15, 2023 
Co-parenting during the summer can be challenging for separated or divorced parents in Washington. With kids out of school and summer activities in full swing, it’s essential to start planning your co-parenting schedule early. Benefits of planning ahead Planning for summer co-parenting can help reduce stress and conflict between parents. By discussing your plans early, […]

The financial implications of gray divorce

| February 13, 2023 
The rate of gray divorce, or divorce after 50, continues to increase, and with it comes certain financial implications. Residents of Washington who are ending their marriage and who are in this demographic should become familiar with these implications so that they can better prepare for the process and its aftermath. How gray divorce affects […]

What is nesting, and how does it benefit families?

| February 10, 2023 
A divorce isn’t easy for anyone, and it can be particularly hard for parents who have young children, as kids often suffer the most from the sudden change in the family situation. However, when the parents choose nesting, it might be the best solution for everyone. Understanding nesting Nesting is a type of child custody […]

Why do many couples seek divorce in Washington?

| November 19, 2022 
It’s no secret that divorce rates are high in the United States. However, while there are many reasons why people might seek a divorce, some seem to be more common than others. Infidelity When you or your partner has an affair, it can create a feeling of betrayal that is difficult to come back from. […]

Understanding the special role of a CDFA in Washington

| September 19, 2022 
Sometimes, the difference between a rough and a smooth divorce lies in how you handle your finances. Divorce can be financially devastating, leaving one or both parties in a tough spot, but this is where a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) comes in. The meaning of a CDFA A CDFA is a divorce financial analyst […]

What makes a successful parenting plan in Washington?

| August 15, 2022 
If you are a parent who is getting divorced, chances are you will need to create a parenting plan. This document will outline how you and your ex-spouse will share custody of your child/children. However, not all parenting plans are created equal. In order to create a plan that will work for both you and […]

The key obstacles to prepare for when getting divorced

| May 12, 2022 
A divorce can be one of the most stressful events that a person can experience. However, it may be possible to make it easier to transition to life as a single person by anticipating these challenges before ending up in a Washington divorce court. Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific challenges […]

Divorce and the challenges ahead

| March 14, 2022 
From start to finish, a divorce isn’t easy to complete. Family law in Washington will, at least, work to establish as much equity as possible. The decision to divorce is itself challenging to make. The steps that then follow aren’t going to happen with you solely in meditation. Unlike separations or annulments, a divorce proves […]

The challenges of divorcing a narcissist

| January 14, 2022 
Divorce can be difficult for Washington couples, but when the person you are divorcing is a narcissist, there is an added layer of difficulty. You are probably all too familiar with some of these narcissistic elements of their personality, but in divorce court, the effects can be particularly toxic, and their tactics can lead to […]
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