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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 call Partovi Law in Spokane, WA, for assistance with divorce.

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 is equipped to 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 contact us online to request your free initial consultation today.

(509) 638-3247

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Real 5-Star Reviews Clients Recommend David Partovi in Spokane


Kaytlin Roque

Spokane, WA


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Kelsey, our Paralegal was the most kind, polite, and genuine person to work with. We hit a ton of road blocks with people and issues in our case, but she helped as much as she could and while I did what I could, it made the process move forward smoothly as possible!  If you need a team that Cares, Transparent, and Works with you, look no further! I will be referring all who needs help to Partovi!

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Kelly Walker

Spokane, WA


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I'm the opposing party and giving them 5 stars should say something. Dave Partovi is one of the very few lawyers I've known to be honest, genuinely caring and respectful to all parties involved. He's earns his wins with integrity and hard work not with lies and dirty tricks. If he wasn't my ex's lawyer already, I'd hire him in a second. 

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Do I Need to Prove Fault to File for Divorce?

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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.

David Partovi Can Protect Your Interests Throughout Property Division and More

With the help of an attorney, the end of your marriage doesn't have to mean that you will be left empty-handed or shouldering a disproportionate amount of debt. Our lawyer can uphold your best interests to make sure that both you and your children are treated fairly when it comes to property division. Message us online for a free consultation with Mr. Partovi or call our Spokane office:

Our Divorce Services For Clients in Washington

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 a custody agreement that gives you ample time to provide the love, nurturing, and guidance your child needs from you.

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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 you 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 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 complicated area of divorce proceedings.

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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 can use his knowledge to protect your rights.

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Our Attorney Is a  Member of the Bar in
Washington and Idaho


David Partovi is licensed to practice criminal defense in both Washington and Idaho. However, he only practices family law in Washington. Clients looking for family law services can visit 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 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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Let Our Family Law Office Handle Your Divorce Case Call us for a free consultation today

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

"David partovi is awesome he gave me really good information and advice on what to do with my divorce. I also like the fact that that he is straightforward with everything." Kameron Danforth, 5-Star Google Review, 2023

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

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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. 

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We Also Handle Multi-State Divorces

Meeting Residency Requirements

If you and your spouse reside in different states, it can be difficult to know how to proceed with a divorce. Luckily, Washington state makes divorces with multi-state couples a fairly simple process and attorney David Partovi has ample experience with multi-state divorces. As long as you or your spouse meet the residency requirements for Washington, you can file for divorce in this state. In addition, members of the military stationed in Washington and their spouses also qualify.

What Does the Divorce Process Involve?

Though there are some individual differences in the steps of every divorce case, 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 will work with zealous legal advocates who can 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.

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 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. 

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. He can make sure paperwork is filled out and filed properly, property is divided correctly, alimony is calculated fairly, and more.
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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. 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 ensure your divorce ends 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 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."

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that if your marriage is ending, you are probably anxious to gain some idea of what to expect in the coming months. Our Spokane firm has listed some answers to frequently asked questions in order to give you a frame of reference before you meet with Mr. Partovi:

Do I really 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 achieve the best possible results.

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 on average, depending on the complexity of your case. We require a $5,000 retainer. 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 does a retainer work?

A retainer fee is a payment made to us in advance as a down payment on future services. This retainer stays at $5,000 throughout the process of your case. For instance, if $1,000 is spent on the client’s case in one month, we will ask the client to replenish the $1,000 to set us up for success the next month. At the end of your case, the remaining balance that was not used will be given back to you.

How long does a divorce take?

This varies with each case, but many divorces can take as long as a year. 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 divorces to ensure your best interests are met. 

My spouse committed adultery. Will this have any bearing on my divorce?

This depends on where you file. In Washington, it will have no influence on the outcome except in very rare cases, such as a spouse spending large amounts of money on a partner out of wedlock. If you choose to make these claims in court, they must be proven. David Partovi can help you gather pertinent evidence.

We offer free consultations to men and women interested in speaking with a divorce lawyer. If you live in Washington and you are considering a divorce, contact our Spokane office today to schedule your case review with Mr. Partovi.

More 5-Star Reviews From Clients


Annalisa Gruber

Spokane, WA


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I just want to thank you all for your time and diligence as I was in my search for representation. I've been turned down by alot of people due to what I'm up against! David considered me and was going to take my terrible circumstances on! This is a high conflict case . 

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Terri Hill

Spokane, WA


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My attorneys and paralegal became part of my family as they walked me through the worst experience in my life. Always very professional, caring and understanding, willing to listen and push me in the right direction. I would highly recommend them to everyone.

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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
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Court of Appeals – Division III

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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