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Welcome to the Washington Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Washington laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Washington's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Divorce in Washington
    By Melissa Heinig, Attorney

    It's no surprise that most people don't enjoy going to court for any reason, let alone to ask a judge to end your marriage. Are you considering filing for divorce in Washington? If so, it's essential that you understand your state's legal requirements. ...

  • Seattle Laws

    Seattle isn’t all rain, coffeehouses, and grunge rock. It’s also a sprawling urban seaport region in the Pacific Northwest with a rapidly growing population and booming tech industry. But along with economic and demographic growth come an increasing ...

  • Considerations Before Selling a House in Washington
    By Ilona Bray, J.D., University of Washington Law School

    Legal and practical considerations, from hiring a real estate agent to preparing disclosure forms, for selling a residential property in the state of Washington. ...

  • Tacoma Laws

    Tacoma serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people. Not surprisingly, it also hosts its fair share of legal disputes and criminal cases. If you have a legal matter in Tacoma ...

  • Washington
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    While Roe v. Wade legalized abortion at the federal level, regulation of the controversial procedure is governed by state law. Laws vary widely from state to state. Washington abortion laws are relatively relaxed, with very few restrictions on patien...

  • Washington

    With almost seven million residents and abundant vegetation, Washington state is more than just apples, cherries and Walla Walla onions. With so many people, and endless roadways, Washington residents risk getting injured at every turn. Washington st...

  • Washington Adoption Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Basic information about adoption laws in Washington, such as who is eligible for adoption; home residency requirements; the statute of limitations to challenge adoption; and links to related adoption articles and resources.

  • Washington Adverse Possession Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    The basics of Washington's adverse possession law, which allows someone to gain legal ownership of a property if they publicly inhabit and improve it, with links to related information.

  • Wasington Prohibited Marriage Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Basics of what you need to know to annul a marriage in Washington, with time limits for obtaining an annulment, grounds for an annulment and legitimacy of children; and other prohibited marriage laws.

  • Washington Antitrust Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    General information about Washington's antitrust laws, which are intended to foster competition, including the statute of limitations for filing a complaint and links to other pertinent information.

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