Frequently Asked Questions
Divorce Attorney in Seattle, WA
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET DIVORCED?
Our divorce attorney in Seattle, WA, will guide through the process answering any questions you have while going through divorce proceedings. In Washington the shortest time is 90 days after the date you file your petition. If on day 91 you have both agreed to and signed off on all the issues between you, you can get divorced. The average time is probably about 6 - 9 months depending on how much controversy there is. If the matter ends up going to trial it can take a year or longer.
HOW WILL THIS IMPACT MY CHILDREN?
The answer to that question depends on how the parents handle things. At Dyer + Getty the welfare of children is our highest priority. Children that move between two homes can enjoy a more full life than before; two birthday parties, two Christmases, two homes where they are loved through a parenting plan in Seattle, WA, created by our attorneys.
WHAT IF I AM A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Contact a DV hotline or an attorney immediately. Make a safety plan; know in advance what steps you can take to keep you and your kids safe. Don't be afraid to call 911, but know that if you call and hang up, they will be at your location quickly. If you're going to call, you better be sure, and willing to follow through.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A PARTICULAR ATTORNEY IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Be willing to ask questions and trust your instincts. You are not looking for a friend, you are looking for someone that can effectively stand in your shoes and advocate for you. An attorney should be willing to meet with you without charge for an initial interview so you can get a sense of what they are like. Remember, you are buying a product and the buyer needs to be aware.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME?
Everyone is concerned about how much money hiring an attorney is going to cost. In this regard you honestly will, "get what you pay for." The most important thing is, don't be afraid to talk about money with your attorney. Open lines on communication on this subject can make the work go much more smoothly for both of you. The second most important thing is for you to keep yourself informed of your bill and the costs associated with your case. It is your money and you should make sure it gets spent wisely.