A DVPO can increase fees in a divorce up to and beyond six figures, without having much effect, if any, on child support or a visitation schedule for your children. Some parents find a private, out of court process suits their needs better, depending on the circumstances.
Divorce doesn't have to be as hard as it was when we were younger. The rules have changed, and parents have more tools now. Divorce can be a positive transition.
In Seattle, for an uncontested divorce you need to complete a specific set of family law forms and file them in the correct order to keep the process moving smoothly. Both partners need to sign each of the forms, which means you both have to agree to all the terms that are written.