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How does divorce work in Washington State?

How does divorce work in Washington state? Well, in most cases, a divorce is commenced by filing a petition and a summons, that petition and then summons may include a proposed parenting plan and may include other proposed temporary orders in the case after the filing of the petition.

In the summons, the other parties has 20 days to respond, or you may be able to take a default against them. In Washington state, it takes at least 90 days before final orders in a divorce case can be entered.