Yes, there is a waiting period.
In Washington, a divorcing couple must wait 90 days from the time the case is filed and served on the other party before entering final orders.
There is currently no waiting period for legal separation. However, many court commissioners and judges are beginning to question whether a 90-day waiting period should apply.
Douglas Kiger, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.