Divorce is a part of our culture. It’s a part that none of us want to experience, but sometimes it’s our only choice.  And sometimes it’s not even our choice but our partner’s.  It’s an emotional time of upheaval, change, endings and yes, even new beginnings.  The legal team at Heritage Family Law understands what you are going through and what you need, to build a brighter future for yourself and your family.  

Let’s talk about the basics

In Washington, one spouse must begin the process by either filing to separate or divorce.  If both of you agree on everything and there is no conflict about property, children or anything, the earliest the divorce can be finalized is 90 days from the date of filing.  Often though, finalizing a divorce means separating assets, selling property, creating a parenting plan and so on. Of course, most divorces take longer than 90 days, and many can take much longer.  Then if everything can’t be worked out, there is a trial, where a judge will make the final decision for you.  

Family Law is a very complicated part of our justice system.  

Our job is to make sure that you get a fair resolution that protects you, your property and your children, with the least amount of damage possible.  Fighting for the sake of fighting is never a good thing.  We’ve seen couples spend thousands of dollars to fight over a $2.99 Christmas ornament they bought at Target last year. At Heritage Family Law, we will buy you ornaments before we let you waste money like that. In this trying time, you need to be able to count on your attorney to bring the fight when necessary and to negotiate for you when it’s not.

Attorney Glenn Slate has handled over a thousand family law cases so far in his career.  He prides himself on several things:  his knowledge and experience of family law that sets him apart and allows him to come up with innovative solutions to achieve his client’s goals, his ability to get opposing parties to become less positional and damaging, and his successes at helping his clients make wise and rational decisions during one of the most traumatic and emotional times of their life.