Nothing about divorce is easy, from making the decision to get one, to allocating assets and debt, to settling the details of child custody and alimony. If you are seeking a divorce in Washington State, make sure that you have the specialized legal representation of a Seattle, Bellevue divorce attorney who understands both your needs and Washington State divorce law. The Andrew Kim Law Firm will ascertain what is most important to you and then work tirelessly to find a fair, working divorce settlement. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-800-636-3676.



A divorce is a difficult, complicated, and overwhelming life event. On top of the emotional difficulty of your life transition, you must somehow work with your former partner to take legal steps to separate your lives, your property, and your finances. However, divorce is also often a decision made with the best interest of the entire family in mind, and often leads to a new chapter in your life in which you regain your independence and are offered a new start in life and fresh opportunities.   

At the Andrew Kim Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping you make this transition from your past relationship to your new life as quickly and smoothly as possible. At the same time, we will make certain that during this hard time, you do not lose the aspects of your old life that are rightfully yours and that you will start your new phase in control, protected, and financially secure.  

Practicing out of Bellevue, Washington, and serving the surrounding areas of King County and Pierce County and Snohomish County, the legal professionals at the Andrew Kim Law Firm understand that just as every relationship is different, every divorce case is different. While one client's major concern might be their family summer home on the coast, another client's major concern might be securing an order of protection due to past domestic violence or abuse. While one client might be most concerned with reaching a fair compromise in regards to child visitation rights, another client may be seeking full child custody and have concerns about their spouse's considerable debt.  

The months before you come to the conclusion that a divorce is the best choice for you can be the toughest and loneliest of your life - you are fighting with no one on your side, you are unsure of the future, and you are worried that no one recognizes are understands your needs. Let us listen to your story and help you formulate an individualized plan to move your life forward and find closure while at the same time protecting your assets, your children, and yourself. We will keep your best interests at heart while aggressively and thoroughly negotiating your settlement. 

A brighter tomorrow... begins today.  

What Are The Divorce Laws In Washington State?

Divorce laws differ from state to state, and knowing the specifics of your home state's laws is important in understanding how your divorce settlement may play out. The following are a few Washington State divorce laws:    
  • Washington State is a community property state - the assets and debts obtained during a marriage will be split in a fair and equitable manner in the absence of a prenuptial agreement that states otherwise. However, factors such as the duration of the marriage or the nature and extent of the property can be taken into account.
  • Alimony or spousal support may be asked of either spouse, without regard to marital misconduct, for any period of time that the court deems just. Factors effecting alimony include the duration of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, the age and health of the spouse seeking maintenance, and the financial resources of both parties.
  • Child custody is determined by the best interests of the children involved. Factors determining the best interests of the children include the stability, nature and strength of the children's relationship to each parent; the wishes of the children and parents; the parents' parenting performance and employment schedule; and the children's relationship with other siblings, adults, schools, and communities.
  • Child support amounts are determined by the Washington State Child Support Schedule laws found in RCW 26.19 and the child support worksheets of each parent based on their net incomes.

Andrew Kim Will Take Charge of Your Contested Divorce 

If you are facing a contested divorce in Washington State, call an attorney who will work to understand your individual needs and stand firmly by them during negotiations. Don't start your new life feeling cheated, with a bad financial situation, or with a less-than-ideal legal relationship with your children. Let Andrew Kim and his associates review your case, plan your strategy through the legal aspect of this difficult process, and secure your fair settlement to re-claim your happiness and take charge of your life.  

Call or email us today if you have questions about your divorce and need legal guidance. You may call us today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-800-636-3676 or fill out the contact form on the right hand side of this page. With the help of the Andrew Kim Law Firm, you can find your brighter tomorrow.  

The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC serves Washington's King County and Pierce County and Snohomish County including the cities and towns of:
Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Kirkland, Bothell, Woodinville, Snoqualmie, Renton, Tacoma, Lynnwood and Everett.

Blog for Divorce

Frequent Questions for Divorce:

Web Resources for Divorce:

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Washington LawHelp

    Description: Washington LawHelp, Helping Low-income People Find Solutions to Civil Legal Problems

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), WSBA pamphlet

    Description: This pamphlet was prepared as a public service by the Washington State Bar Association. It contains general information and is not intended to apply to any specific situation. If you need legal advice or have questions about the application of the law in a particular matter, you should consult a lawyer. © Washington State Bar Association.

View All

Name *

Phone *

Email *

Tell us more *

Bellevue Office
11900 NE 1st Street
Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 289-1990
Fax: (425) 289-1991
Get Directions


Bellevue Office
11900 NE 1st Street
Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 289-1990
Fax: (425) 289-1991



view all