Washington State Considers Extending Waiting Period for Divorce


Washington State Considers Extending Waiting Period for Divorce


Laws that deal with divorce, child custody and anything else that’s related to the family are constantly being reviewed and tweaked by legislatures across the United States. This is simply a natural part of the legislative process, and anything can change at almost any time if the proper number of votes are in place. However, some of the changes that have been either made with regards to family laws across the country or proposed have gone right to the heart of divorce.

Washington is the latest state that is considering a tangible change to divorce laws. Recently, a bill was introduced in the state legislature that would extend the waiting period for divorces from 90 days to one full year. The bill is entitled the “Family Second Chances Act” and the sponsor of the bill is taking this step because of beliefs regarding the long-term costs of divorce. The bill is being met with strong resistance and has already sparked much in the way of controversy.

Those who believe that such a law would provide a positive effect to people in the state believe this because longer waiting periods could lead to more people to reconsider divorce. However, opponents of the bill believe that forcing people to wait a full year will only extend the period of dysfunction and unhappiness within a family. In essence, this one-year time period could lead to additional problems.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Divorce laws are different in every jurisdiction, and there are few laws in existence that are basically uniform in nature across the United States. That’s why people who are contemplating such a step should assume nothing based on what they read in the news and instead they should seek the advice of professionals who handle these matters every day.

If you are looking at the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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