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Domestic Partnership Dissolutions

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Ending A Domestic Partnership

Washington law provides registered domestic partners with most of the same rights and responsibilities of married couples. If you are seeking to obtain a domestic partnership dissolution, it is important that you seek qualified legal counsel to ensure the protection of your rights. Key issues that must be adeptly managed in your domestic partnership dissolution may include:

  • - Property division
  • - Spousal support
  • - Child support
  • - Child custody or visitation

I am Mark D. Hodgson, a Spokane domestic partnership dissolution attorney committed to providing quality legal representation on behalf of clients in domestic partnership dissolution proceedings. As an attorney concentrating in family law, I am prepared to protect your rights.

Property Division

Property acquired by parties during a domestic partnership is generally classified as community property, with limited exceptions. Property acquired prior to a domestic partnership is typically treated as separate property. While courts will divide community property in a manner deemed equal, an equitable division does not necessarily require a 50-50 split of property. Visit my sections on property division and complex property division to learn more.

Spousal Support

Many registered domestic partners are surprised to discover that they could be required to pay spousal support, or may be eligible to receive spousal support. Washington courts are empowered to order either member of a registered domestic partnership to pay spousal support for the benefit of the other partner. If your domestic partner has a much higher or lower salary than you, spousal support could be a significant factor in the dissolution of your domestic partnership.

Spousal Support

Child Support

If you and your partner share a child, you or your partner may be required to pay child support. Washington’s child support guidelines take into account the net income of both spouses. Washington courts may deviate from an award of guideline support in cases involving special circumstances, so it is important that you have an experienced lawyer working on your behalf who has a strong knowledge of Washington child support laws.

Custody And Visitation

I can help you craft a parenting plan that contains a carefully devised residential schedule. If you and your partner are unable to resolve a custody or visitation dispute amicably, I have the trial experience necessary to provide the strong advocacy you require.

Schedule A Free Consultation With Mark D. Hodgson

As an experienced Spokane attorney, I will protect your rights and guide you through your case. You do not have to go through this alone, I will help you every step of the way.
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I hired Mark Hodgson for a divorce in Spokane. He was open, friendly, and gave me great advice and counsel. Mark was honest with me about my case and worked hard to resolve all of my issues quickly. He responded to my phone calls and questions every time. He was WONDERFUL in my hearing and got me alimony, child support, and the parenting plan that my children needed. I had two other lawyers before Mark and he is far superior to my previous counsel. He fought hard for me and he knew the law. I would and will recommend him to everyone that i know.
These situations are never easy. Deciding to get a lawyer then choosing one was a very hard decision. I spoke to a few people that have been thru divorce and Mark’s name came up more than once. I went and met with him, his business partners and Casey his assistant. They were all friendly, professional and most importantly for me nonjudgmental. He is very educated on divorce with children and keeps in mind what is best for the kids! He answered my questions and didn’t make me feel belittled as other lawyers did. Thank you Mark Hodgson and team you are all very appreciated!
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When it comes to family law and divorce matters in Spokane, trust the dedicated team at Hodgson Law Office. Our experienced attorneys have a track record of success in family court, providing effective and efficient legal services. We prioritize your needs and strive for favorable outcomes. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (509) 327-1415 or filling out the form below.
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