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Legal Separation Kit, No Child - Washington State, Lincoln County

Legal Separation Kit, No Child - Washington State, Lincoln County
  • Author: Amy Wishart, Paralegal
  • Publisher: Do It Yourself Documents, LLC
  • Edition: 16th, 07/2022
  • Available by Download
  • List Price: $47.95
  • Our Price: $34.95
  • All forms are state specific: View States


Washington State FAQ

If you are considering legal separation in Lincoln County, it is important to understand the details of what the process entails. Legal separation is a legal proceeding that allows a couple to live separately while remaining legally married. This means that all the legal rights and obligations that come with marriage are still in effect, such as inheritance rights, tax benefits, and healthcare benefits.

One of the main differences between legal separation and divorce is that in a legal separation, the court divides the couple's assets and liabilities, establishes child custody and support, and rules on alimony/maintenance and restraining orders, but without dissolving the marriage. This means that the couple is free to live separate lives and make their own decisions regarding finances, but they are still legally bound to each other.

In a divorce, the marriage is terminated, and all legal ties between the couple are severed. This includes property division, child custody and support, and any other legal matters related to the marriage. Once the divorce is finalized, both parties are free to remarry if they choose.

Legal separation is a good option for couples who want to live apart but are not ready to divorce, perhaps for religious or personal reasons. In addition, legal separation can provide some legal protection to both parties. For example, if one spouse incurs debt after the separation, the other spouse's assets may be protected because they are no longer "married" in the eyes of the law.

It's important to note that legal separation is not the same as a trial separation, which is an informal arrangement in which a couple lives apart for a period of time to determine whether they want to reconcile or divorce. Legal separation is a formal legal process that requires a court order and involves legal and financial obligations.

If you are considering legal separation, it's recommended that you consult with an attorney to ensure that you fully understand the legal implications and your rights and obligations.

Once the court receives your filed paperwork, and both parties agree, the court can sign the decree of legal separation.

Regardless of whether both parties are in agreement, with this kit, one party will need to file the documents and appear in court.

Your legal separation will continue until one of the following occurs: one of you converts it to a divorce, the petitioner dismisses it or one of you passes away. The legal separation cannot be converted to a divorce until at least 6 months have passed since the date of the signing of the decree of legal separation.

Rest assured that if you purchase this kit and find yourself overwhelmed by the process, we have got you covered. You can confidently upgrade to our full service knowing that we will credit you the cost of this kit towards the service fee.

  • Instructions
  • Additional Instructions for Lincoln County
  • Addendum to Confidential Information Form (AD)
  • Summons (SM)
  • Confidential Information Form (INFO)
  • Return of Service (ACSR)
  • Petition for Legal Separation (Marriage)(PTLGSP)
  • Motion and Declaration for Service of Summons by Publication (DCLR)
  • Acceptance of Service (ACSR)
  • Summons by Publication (SMPB)
  • Joinder (JN)
  • Order of Service of Summons by Publication (If Required by Local Practice) (ORPUB)
  • Motion and Declaration To Serve by Mail (MTAF)
  • Order Allowing Service By Mail (ORRSR)
  • Summons By Mail
  • Motion and Declaration for Default
  • Order of Default
  • Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (FNFCL)
  • Decree
  • Financial Declaration
  • Sealed Financial Source Documents (Cover Sheet)
  • Note for Dissolution Calendar
  • Motion to Convert
  • Order to Convert
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Return of Service (ACSR)
  • Lincoln County Verification Form
  • Lincoln County Fee Waiver Form

This kit may be used for residents of the following Washington State Counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima


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