Divorce Reconciliation & Counseling
What Are Your Rights if You Divorce?
No one hopes that divorce will be the outcome of a marriage; however, sometimes when difficulties arise, divorce is the answer. If you feel that your marriage is in trouble, you may want to learn about your options before making a final decision about divorce. Our attorneys understand that this is a difficult decision requiring significant consideration and planning. We can also help you with referrals to counselors and therapists skilled in marriage and divorce, especially as it can affect your children.
If you would like to find out what divorce may mean for you, contact Anderson, Fields & McIlwain, Inc., P.S. We can review your rights and your individual situation with you, and explain how Washington divorce law applies to your circumstances. We can also discuss reconciliation and counseling if you want to try to save the relationship. Please call our office at 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 for an appointment with our Seattle divorce lawyers.
Alternatives to Traditional Divorce Proceedings
Sometimes, the assistance of professional marriage or individual counselors can help a couple repair a damaged relationship. We can refer you to these types of counselors if you wish.
If you think that your marriage may benefit from mediation, we can assist you with family law mediation. Attorney H. Michael Finesilver (f/k/a Fields) is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He can provide mediation for talking through problems in the hope of reconciliation or for reaching an agreement in a divorce or custody settlement.
Learn About Your Options
Should you decide to divorce, you will face many emotional decisions. However, there are also other important considerations. Depending on your finances, age, children and earning capacity, your post-divorce life may be quite different from the lifestyle you had as a married couple. If you want to discuss what your rights and options may be in the event of a divorce, we can help.
We will discuss issues such as:
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Property division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- The collaborative divorce process