Committed to Helping Clark County Clients Achieve Their Divorce Goals

When a relationship begins to crumble, it’s natural to struggle with intense emotions and experience feelings of grief and sadness. Whether you have been married for several decades or your marriage lasted only a few months, making the decision to seek a divorce can be difficult. As you start to explore your options for obtaining a divorce in Washington State, you will likely have several questions about what to expect from the process. Enlisting the guidance and support of a dedicated and understanding Vancouver family law and divorce attorney is a great way to make informed decisions with greater certainty and confidence. Your Camas divorce lawyer will work with you to answer your questions, address your concerns, and advocate for your best interests at every turn. Together, you can seek a divorce agreement that provides you with the stable and secure foundation you need to begin the next chapter of your life. Over the years, The Vern McCray Law Firm, PLLC, has helped several clients throughout Clark County navigate the marriage dissolution process and achieve their divorce goals. We invite you to contact our law firm today to learn more about how we can support you during this challenging time.

Navigating the Divorce Process in Washington State

Washington is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that either spouse may file for a divorce at any time without citing a specific reason for wanting to dissolve the marriage. Instead, the spouse filing for divorce need only state that irreconcilable differences make it impossible for the marriage to continue. Either spouse may file a petition for the dissolution of marriage, triggering a mandatory 90-day waiting period until the court finalizes the divorce. However, when the spouses are unable to communicate openly and productively, the divorce may take more time to finalize. If you are facing a contested divorce, you may need to take the matter to mediation or arbitration to arrive at an agreement. In some cases, such as those involving accusations of domestic violence or other significant issues, litigation becomes the only path forward to securing a fair and equitable outcome. Regardless of the path your divorce takes, working with a dedicated Camas family law and divorce lawyer by your side is essential to ensure that you achieve your divorce goals. 

Comprehensive Family Law and Divorce Services

Founding attorney Vern McCray has spent decades of his legal career working on every type of family law case imaginable. His family law practice is geared toward making certain that the client receives the benefit of decades of experience resolving the often emotional issues of dividing a family’s assets and ensuring that the parenting time of children is adequately apportioned between the parties. Our firm employs experts from law-adjacent professions when case circumstances call for their specific areas of expertise. For example, we may suggest working with social workers, family therapists, or other professionals who can ease the transition during this challenging and often chaotic time. Our holistic approach to the divorce process allows us to support any needs and considerations that you may have, empowering you to move forward with greater confidence. 

Keeping the Future Bright

We recognize that some divorces may require a specialized and delicate approach. For instance, survivors of domestic violence may need to secure a domestic violence protection order (DVPO) or an anti-harassment protection order to ensure their physical safety as they attempt to leave the marriage. Our attorneys also recognize that a manipulative spouse can, unfortunately, leverage allegations of domestic violence or abuse to obtain a more favorable child custody agreement or divorce settlement. You can trust that we will investigate every detail of your situation to identify the most strategic path forward—whether it’s petitioning the court for a DVPO or it means fighting back against false claims of domestic violence. Our primary goal is to lay a solid and secure foundation for you and your children so you can begin building your new life and embrace what lies ahead.

Our experience in criminal defense parallels our experience in family law. Attorney Vern McCray is a contributing author to the Washington Family Law Deskbook’s chapter on Protection Orders, and he understands how to navigate these complex and sensitive matters with grace. We encourage you to contact The Vern McCray Law Firm, PLLC, to start discussing your divorce goals with a trusted and caring Clark County family law attorney.

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