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Committed Intimate Relationships

Hemmat Law Group, helping Good People in Bad Situations

Our divorce lawyers provide expert legal advice for all aspects of divorce, including child custody, support and property division. Call us today or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation.

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Committed Intimate Relationship Lawyers

When a committed long-term relationship comes to an end, it can be emotionally devastating and the financial implications can be confusing. ‘Common law marriage’ isn’t applicable in Washington state, but the courts do recognize ‘committed intimate relationships’ where a couple can prove they have lived together for a long time in a ‘marriage-like’ relationship, and give them similar rights to married couples when it comes to asset division and custody. There are some marked differences though, including the lack of tax benefits and inability to award attorney fees in these cases.

Hemmat Law Group has worked on thousands of separation cases, and understands how confusing and upsetting it can be after the breakdown of a committed intimate relationship. Our compassionate lawyers can work with you as you separate from a long-term partner to make the process easier and to make sure you are treated fairly. Get in touch with us to discuss your options.

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Child Support and Parenting Plans

Parents have a right to see their children flourish in a safe and secure environment. Hemmat Law work with clients to ensure that divorce parenting plans and child support agreements act in the best interests of those involved. Hemmat family lawyers will act to ensure that your divorce parenting plans are robust and fair…

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High Asset Divorce

Hemmat Law Group’s hgh asset divorce lawyers have extensive experience in working with High Asset Divorce cases. Often the financial portfolio of high asset couples can be complex and require detailed research and analysis. We work with clients to identify all assets and work through a fair and representative agreement…

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Parental Alienation

Managing co-parenting circumstances can be difficult and contentious. If one parent attempts to distort a child’s relationship with the other, speaking badly of them, blocking them from seeing them or other manipulative behaviours, Washington state courts take this parental alienation seriously, and so do Hemmat’s parental alienation lawyers…

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LGBTQ

There are unique legal considerations for committed intimate relationship separations in Washington state. Hemmat Law Group’s separation lawyers have extensive experience in helping clients to understand the intricacy of child support rights for unmarried couples, and establish rightful division on assets. Contact us today to talk through your case…

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Divorce and Separation

A divorce can be one of the most stressful, challenging experiences anyone can go through in life. Hemmat Law’s divorce and family lawyers have decades of experience working with clients across Seattle and throughout the state of Washington. They are committed to making the process as easy to navigate as possible…

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Anti-Harassment & Protective Orders

Whether you need help with cases involving stalking, domestic violence, harassment or neighbor disputes, Hemmat Law Group family lawyers are here to help. We believe that everyone across Washington deserves to feel safe and secure in their daily lives. If you or a loved one needs to ensure the whole story is fairly considered by the judicial system, contact Hemmat Law protection order lawyers today…

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FAQs

My partner and I were never legally married, but we cohabitated exclusively for years. Now that we are separating, am I entitled to any property?
I was in a long relationship with my partner, but I’m not sure if it would be considered a CIR. How does the court in Washington State determine a committed intimate relationship?
My partner and I were in a committed intimate relationship in Washington State. Can I apply for spousal maintenance?
I was in a CIR in Washington state and have split from my partner. What are my rights?
I owned a property before I was involved in this committed intimate relationship. Can my ex partner claim rights to it?
My committed intimate relationship has ended, and we are disagreeing about custody rights to our children. What are my rights and responsibilities?

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