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My wife wants all our assets and is threatened to contact a lawyer. I could get messy what should I do to survive

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Washington State is a Community Property State. This means that you each are entitleed to 50% of the assets acquired during the marriage. he would not get 100% of the assets. SHe would get 50%.

Depending on who earns more money and how long you have been married, one of you mat be eligible for temporary or permanent spousal support. There may also be a child support issue.

BUT the asset distribution is generally fairly easy - 50%/50%.

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Also this article discusses these issues in greater detail:

http://www.divorcenet.com/resources/divorce/marital-property-division/washington-divorce-dividing-pr

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks. If she hires an attorney will tair me a new one. Or dose the protect me

If she hires an attorney they can only get what the law provides for.

You can protect yourself by hiring your own attorney. See:

http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/divorce/washington

In the meantime you can move some of your money to an account with your name only and you can talk to the banks about freezing the accounts so they are not raided.

If you have direct deposit from your employment you may wish to open an account in your own name and have your checks deposited to that account.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Are you still there

yes.

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Did you get my last response?:

You can protect yourself by hiring your own attorney. See:

http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/divorce/washington

In the meantime you can move some of your money to an account with your name only and you can talk to the banks about freezing the accounts so they are not raided.

If you have direct deposit from your employment you may wish to open an account in your own name and have your checks deposited to that account.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can I chat with later I'm going to research the link you sent and I'm sure to have more questions later. I really appreciate your help thanks

Yes. You can post any follow up questions here.

I will be offline soon, but I will respond to them tomorrow.

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