Little Known Pitfalls of Co-owning Property
People often set up bank accounts or real estate so that they own it jointly with a spouse or other family member. The appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without it having to go through probate. This may sound like a good idea because […]
Returning Home: Keeping the House You Brought to Your Marriage When You Divorce
Here at DuBois Cary we have many clients coming in for divorce consultations who have been dealing with extremely difficult spouses for a very long time and have finally had enough. It is our job to help that client navigate her or his way out of a destructive relationship and back onto a path that […]
Splitting Up the Property When You Aren’t Married but End Your Relationship
It’s no mystery – a lot of people fall in love, live together, but never get married. And in Washington, the law sometimes causes confusion when it comes to dissolving that kind of relationship, especially around property division. The rules about property during divorce and at death are often clearer for people who elect to […]
Who Gets the Pets in a Washington State Divorce?
Even though everyone understands that animals are beloved family members and not just property, animals still have no legal rights when it comes to divorce. Believe it or not, every U.S. state still considers an animal property and not a family member. So pet issues in divorce are complicated. Why? Because we love our pets as […]