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Regardless of the reason that has led you to decide to dissolve your marriage, going through the divorce process can be stressful and overwhelming. At Groves Law Offices, we know that you and your family are likely feeling emotional, especially if you have children with your spouse. Seeking the services of a skilled and caring divorce attorney in Tacoma is in your best interests to complete the process in a less stressful manner. Our firm has over three decades of combined experience helping individuals like yourself successfully get through all types of divorce cases.

To learn about how we can assist with your case, reach out to our firm today at (253) 210-2008. Call now for a free consultation with a Tacoma divorce lawyer.

We Handle All Aspects of Divorce

Having dealt with many various divorce cases over the years, we have come to understand that each situation is unique. As such, our attorneys know how to apply customized legal care combined with extensive legal skill and a touch of compassion. With the help of our divorce lawyers, you will have the opportunity to focus on healing while we provide you with one-on-one attention and take care of the legal process. Our divorce lawyers handle matters such as:

Grounds for Divorce in Washington State

When it comes to divorce or dissolution of marriage, the only grounds necessary is the fact that there is an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage”. This means that one spouse in the marriage believes that marriage cannot be saved. Washington state does not require proof against that the other spouse is “at fault” for the breakdown of the marriage.

How to File for Divorce in Washington State

Note that there is a residency requirement before filing your petition (your formal request for divorce). You or your spouse must currently live in Washington. If your situation involves military divorce, you or the spouse may be stationed in Washington.

If you (the “petitioner”) are seeking a divorce, you must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. This is served to the other spouse (the “respondent”). The respondent has 60 days to reply (in writing) to the petition. If the respondent agrees to the petition, the court will enter what is called a “decree of dissolution”. If the respondent does not agree, the court will review all factors in the case, including the circumstances leading up to the filing of the petition and the chances the couple can reconcile.

Everything depends on the court’s ruling. They may rule in favor, dismiss the petition, or refer the couple to family court and counseling.

Be aware that there is a 90-day waiting period before the court can issue a divorce decree. This means the petitioner must file and serve the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to the other spouse for 3 months before the court can issue a divorce decree. If the other spouse does not agree, the waiting period can last even longer.

Start a Free Review with a Divorce Attorney in Tacoma (253) 210-2008

During a divorce, you may experience all types of feelings: emotional turmoil to doubt. At Groves Law Offices, our attorneys are here to support you every step of the way. From answering your questions to ensuring you understand your legal options, you can rely on us to protect your rights and your best interests. We truly care about you as our client and want to give you all of the resources you need to make well-informed decisions on your family's behalf.

Contact our firm now at (253) 210-2008 to schedule a free case evaluation with Tacoma, WA divorce lawyers.

What Our Clients

Have To Say About Us
  • “Laura Groves is a kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and great human being as well as a Great Lawyer!”


  • “Hiring Mr. Groves was the best thing I could've done for my divorce.”


  • “Our case was saved and is now over thanks to the great job that was done by Laura and Travis”

    Chris & Tiffany

  • “Travis has been amazing throughout my entire divorce and had carefully walked me through all the steps to a successful resolution.”


  • “It was the best decision I ever made hiring Travis Groves”


  • “I highly recommend Laura. She is kind, relatable and confident.”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Groves, went out of his way to help me out.”


  • “Travis is the best attorney I have met. He is very honest and realistic.”

    Former Client

  • “Above and beyond helpful and worthy of hiring.”


  • “I couldn't be more satisfied with the services that I received.”


  • “I will definitely be going back to their office for my next case!”


  • “She's an amazing attorney. Extremely intelligent, listens to her clients carefully and fights for you.”


  • “She is not afraid of late hours or weekends whatever it takes she will do. I have great respect for her.”


  • “Hes a great guy and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended”

    Former Client

  • “Laura Groves was professional, effective, and efficient. She is ethical and very responsive.”