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DIVORCE COSTS MAY BE A TOP CONCERN FOR WASHINGTON RESIDENTS

It is no secret that financial burdens can cause a great strain on a marriage. Money problems are a significant contributor that can lead to couples seeking divorce. As financial obligations are typically on the forefront of many Washington residents' minds, they may wonder what the financial situation will be like should they choose to file for divorce.

In fact, a recent study found that over half of those individuals without children who were contemplating divorce considered the cost of proceedings to be the most important apprehension. Those with children considered custody issues to be the most important, but cost of separation was the second biggest issue. The concerns dealing with the financial situation of a divorce are valid as many fees can contribute to a significant monetary burden.

As the aspects of proceedings depend on the individuals involved, there cannot be a set cost applied to divorce. Some couples may be able to part amicably and avoid numerous court appearances, while others may opt to involve third parties and have to pay for their services. Court costs or appraisals of property can considerably affect the amount spent on the separation process.

Divorce proceedings are unique to the couples involved, and costs can depend heavily on each party's feelings toward the situation. If agreements take a long time to settle, it is likely for the bill to be higher. Costs can also depend on state laws and requirements regarding divorce, so it could be beneficial for those considering separation and who are concerned with the financial aspects to gather information regarding fees associated with divorce in Washington.

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