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Divorce Lawyer

From child custody to property division, handling the many issues that come with divorce can be overwhelming, especially on your own.

Divorce attorney David Partovi can guide you through the divorce process to achieve the best possible outcome.

Find out why men and women from eastern Washington and northern Idaho call Partovi Law in Spokane, WA, for assistance with divorce...

Do I Need
a Divorce Lawyer?


While it is not required that you have a divorce attorney during your divorce, having a lawyer can prove invaluable. The outcome of a divorce can affect you and your children for the rest of your lives. A divorce attorney can work to ensure you get the best possible results.

It's Time to Speak to a Divorce Lawyer Call Our Spokane Law Firm for a Free Consultation

With over 20 years in practice, David Partovi can help you navigate the legal complexities involved in divorce and family law. Our divorce attorney can protect your children's best interests as well as your own every step of the way, including determination of custody, visitation, and child support. Because our law firm offers free initial consultations, there is no risk involved in simply speaking to our divorce lawyer to find out if he is the right advocate for you.

Mr. Partovi personally answers his calls and returns messages. Don't wait until it is too late. Call our Spokane law office or request your free initial consultation online today.

(509) 638-3247

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Liliya S.


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I’m so grateful for David, he spent more than an hour with me after hours trying to help me with my urgent need. He gave me his opinion and advice and haven’t take any money for the consultation. He’s very friendly and professional. He takes a very close look at your situation. I would definitely come back to him and recommend him to others. Thank you, David!

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David and his team are extraordinarily helpful, responsive, and above all so knowledgeable! They keep you informed from start to finish and make sure You feel like their only priority. Thank you again to the Partovi Law Team!

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Do I Need to Prove Fault to File for Divorce?

Understanding Fault

"Fault" in the context of divorce simply means that a spouse did something that caused the marriage to fail. Examples of fault include abuse or cruelty, adultery, abandonment, and imprisonment.

Washington: No-Fault State

Washington is a no-fault state, meaning parties do not need to claim any wrongdoing on the part of their spouse in order to file for divorce, and any actions like adultery will have no bearing on the outcome.

Idaho: Fault/No-Fault State

Idaho is a fault and no-fault state. That means that spouses don't need any reason beyond irreconcilable differences in order to divorce.

However, during a divorce, a spouse can claim that the other party committed adultery, neglect, abandonment, or acts of extreme cruelty, which can have a bearing on alimony and child custody.

Keep in mind that allegations of fault by the other spouse must be proven in order for them to influence any aspect of the divorce.

Our Divorce Services For Clients in Both Washington and Idaho

Child Custody

When it comes to child custody, the best interests of the children are always the guiding principle. Our lawyer can help you reach an agreement that works for all members of your family.

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Child Support

Our attorney can help achieve a child support agreement that meets the children's needs but is also realistic within the paying parent's means. Mr. Partovi can also help achieve adjustments as needed.

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Spousal Support

Divorce isn't supposed to leave either spouse destitute. If you haven't been working out of the home, or earn substantially less than your spouse, maintenance payments may be appropriate.

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Visitation and Parenting Plans

How much time should the children spend with each parent, and when? Our lawyer can help you establish a plan that reflects your family's unique needs.

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Property Division

Our Spokane-based lawyer has the legal and financial knowledge required to help you manage this often contentious area of the divorce process.

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Restraining Orders

In contentious separations, protection orders may come into play. Attorney David Partovi can help you secure a restraining order to protect yourself and your children, or he can help you appeal an unjust order.

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Domestic Violence Defense

Some spouses will make false accusations of domestic violence to gain the upper hand in divorce negotiations. In addition to family law, David Partovi practices criminal defense law. He'll use his knowledge to protect your rights.

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Licensed to Practice in Washington and Idaho


David Partovi is licensed in both Washington and Idaho with his law office conveniently located in Spokane, WA. He personally answers calls and keeps his caseload low to ensure he can give your case the attention it needs and deserves.

How a Divorce Lawyer Can Help You

Even if you and your soon-to-be ex are on friendly terms, we highly recommend that you at least consult with a divorce attorney. Family law in Washington and Idaho can be complex. Without an attorney on your side to guide you through the process, you run the risk of:

  • Not being awarded as much time with your children as you deserve
  • Losing a significant portion of your property
  • Being ordered to pay child support or spousal support payments you can't afford
  • Not receiving the financial support you need

Mr. Partovi can handle all aspects of your divorce, including family law issues. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better your position will be. Set yourself up for future success by contacting our Spokane law firm today for a free consultation.

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From alimony to child support and property division, our law office is here to make sure your best interests are met. When you choose an attorney like David Partovi, you can rest assured he will look at all aspects of your situation to be certain you have the best outcome possible. We strive for an amicable resolution to make this process easy for you.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by requesting a free consultation with Mr. Partovi today. He personally answers his calls and will set up appointments 24/7 to fit your schedule. Request a free consultation online or call:

(509) 638-3247

"This office is a wonderful choice for a variety of legal needs. They are friendly and on top of things!" Sara Wuitschick, 5-Star Google Review, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a divorce lawyer cost?

Having a divorce attorney like David Partovi on your side can be an incredible asset that can actually save you money over time by making sure arrangements like spousal support are fair. Attorney fees range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the complexity of your case. Our consultations are free, and once you sit down and discuss your case, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs.

How long does a divorce take?

This varies with each case. Straightforward, uncontested cases will move much faster than complex or contested cases. It is also important to remember that court schedules are based on availability. While you may have an uncontested divorce, your court date may be weeks in the future, depending on the judge's caseload.

What does "uncontested" mean?

"Uncontested" simply means both parties agree to the terms of the divorce and there are no disagreements with the terms. If one or both parties cannot agree, then it becomes a contested divorce that is likely to take longer. Family law attorney David Partovi can handle both uncontested and contested to ensure your best interests are met. 

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Dave Partovi and his team fought hard for me, and genuinely cared about my case. They dealt with me like a human being, and were always honest with me. Never over-promising, always straightforward and honest. If you need someone in your corner who will fight for you while giving you the advice you need (not what you want), go to Partovi Law. Their legal help truly changed my life.

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David is a very genuine man, super knowledgeable, and very helpful. Anyone looking for a good criminal defense attorney I would call Partovi Law. Very helpful in every aspect, especially as an Attorney and man to man advice.

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We Handle Challenging Cases Other Law Firms May Not Be Capable Of

High-Asset Divorce

Businesses, real estate, retirement savings, and other high-value assets can complicate divorces. Our attorney and his paralegals are incredibly well-versed in high-asset divorces. We can help you understand what your marital assets are worth, uncover holdings your former spouse may be concealing, and secure asset division that is fair to you. 

High-Contest Custody

Family law can cause emotions to run high, especially when children are involved. If you and your ex are unable to agree on a child custody plan that works for you, Mr. Partovi can protect you and your children's rights and best interests in court. He is frequently able to achieve amicable resolutions while avoiding arduous methods other attorneys employ. 

Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Assets Choose a Divorce Lawyer Who Can Do It All

It is ideal to achieve an amicable split with a former spouse, but in many cases, this isn’t possible. And when your children’s best interests and your quality of life are on the line in a heated legal battle, you need strong legal advocates to help you end a divorce in the best situation possible.

Mr. Partovi takes on even the most difficult cases so his clients can work toward a brighter future. If your divorce is complicated and involves children or valuable marital assets, improve your chances of success by requesting a free consultation with Mr. Partovi or calling our Spokane office:

(509) 638-3247

Our Divorce Attorney Represents Clients in Washington and Idaho

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Family law attorney David Partovi can give your case the attention it needs. He can handle all aspects of family law during your divorce, including child support and child custody. Both states have different laws regarding divorce, and Mr. Partovi can help you navigate the laws depending on which state you reside in.

What Does the Divorce Process Involve?

Though there are some differences between the divorce processes in Idaho and Washington, you can expect that the general steps described below must be completed. Attempting to handle these on your own, especially if your ex-spouse hires an attorney, can be incredibly frustrating and complex. By retaining Mr. Partovi and his team, you receive zealous legal advocates who take care of all necessary actions on your behalf. 

Mr. Partovi can handle all aspects of your divorce. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better your position will be.
Mr. Partovi can handle all aspects of your divorce. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better your position will be.

Filing for Divorce

Official divorce and family law forms must be completed and delivered to the court. In Washington, you can file for divorce with the superior court in the county where either spouse lives. In Idaho, you must file with the state district court in the county where your spouse resides.

Serving Your Spouse

Your spouse must be provided with copies of every filed document. If they don't agree to receive the paperwork, they must be served. You may not serve your spouse yourself; someone over the age of 18 who is a third party to the case must serve your spouse.

Waiting Period

In Idaho, the final divorce decree can't be granted for 21 days after the date of the filing. In Washington, a judge won't review your paperwork for at least 90 days from the filing date.

Reviewing Paperwork

A judge will review your paperwork and parenting plan and determine if it's fair. Our team knows how to prepare and present these documents in a manner that often avoids cases spiraling into difficult, prolonged battles. 

Finalize Divorce

If everything is approved, the judge will sign your findings and divorce decree. Your divorce is then final.

Contested Divorce

If you and your spouse aren't able to reach a settlement, the case will become a contested divorce. If this situation occurs, Mr. Partovi will draw on his decades in practice to vigorously protect your rights through discovery, pre-trial litigation, settlement hearings, and trial if necessary. 
Our Spokane-based divorce lawyer can help you navigate both uncontested and contested divorce in Washington and Idaho. He can make sure paperwork is filled out and filed properly, property is divided correctly, alimony is calculated fairly, and more.

Our Spokane Team Can Set You on the Right Path

"The outcome of a divorce can affect you and your children for the rest of your lives. A divorce attorney can work to ensure you get the best possible results."
David Partovi

Partovi Law

Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated with:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho

Contact us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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