Sometimes a divorce is the only logical solution to a marriage that just isn't working out. The point of any divorce is to figure out a way to settle issues involving child support, child custody, and alimony, among others. The guide used to resolve disputed regarding these issues is outlined in Washington State divorce and family law. This may seem relatively straightforward, but many divorces are contentious affairs with both former spouses feeling as though they are in the right. To protect your interests, you should seek help from a qualified Auburn divorce lawyer who is well versed in the law.
How will a divorce will affect you both financially and emotionally? How will it affect your children? The decisions you make during the divorce process will have far reaching impacts on your life. When you address these issues with one of our King County family law attorneys they will provide you with information based on the law so that you can make informed choices regarding your future.
A few of the questions you may want to ask us include:
- How long does the divorce process take?
- What happens if my spouse and I can’t come to an agreement?
- Who will custody of my children, and will support come into play?
- How are parenting plans created, and who approves them?
- Will I have to pay my spouse alimony?
- As a father, are my rights equal to that of my spouse?
- Can I modify a parenting plan after a divorce is finalized?
Our Auburn family law attorneys understand that no two divorce cases are the same, and your situation will demand personalized attention and unwavering dedication. Most importantly, our experienced litigators will need to earn your trust so that when difficult choices must be made you can be certain you’re getting sound legal counsel. We always tell our clients, “We can't promise that we will tell you what you want hear, but we do promise to tell you what you need to hear.”
The number-one goal of your divorce attorney is to help you reach fair and reasonable agreements with your spouse, but if they are unresponsive then we will aggressively seek alternatives to protect your rights as a parent and an individual.Auburn Washington, the Courts, and You
Auburn, Washington is unique because while most of the city is in King County, there is a small portion located in Pierce County. Auburn is a suburb of Seattle and boasts a population of more than 70,000 people. The official Auburn Municipal web page has some detailed information about the city, its services, and the many upcoming events enjoyed by its residents.
Auburn residents facing serious family law matters will deal with the King County Family Court, which is a division of the King County Superior Court. This court handles issues involving children that include:
- Divorces where children are involved
- Child Support
- Alimony (Spousal support)
- Child custody
- Protection orders and restraining orders
- Other matters
Family law issues can arise that are independent from the divorce process. Common Auburn family law problems that affect separated couples include modifications of support, paternity, and visitation disputes. Just as in a divorce, you will want a qualified Auburn family law attorney in your corner who understands how the law should be used to protect your legal rights.
Child custody issues have huge implications for parents and children alike. Whether you're going through a divorce or dealing with a custody modification issue, there are many factors that must be considered. The primary consideration is the well being of your child. Our Auburn child custody lawyers understand how sensitive these issues can be, and we will work tirelessly to ensure your rights as a parent are acknowledged.
Child support is yet another issue that can become contentious both during a divorce and when support modifications are pursued by a parent. Our Auburn child support attorneys realize that a child's needs must be accounted for, and the family court agrees. We can help you deal with any issues involving child support or pursue modifications to your parenting plan, if there is just cause.
Spousal Maintenance is also called alimony, and next to child-related issues it can be one of the most difficult divorce challenges to overcome. Divorcing couples often harbor a great deal of resentment, and settling issues involving alimony may lead to arguing and a great deal of emotional upheaval. Modifications of spousal support are sometimes requested, and our Auburn alimony lawyers can help with these complex issues.
Divorce for men is another topic that often arises when we represent fathers worried that the court will show preference to mothers during divorce negotiations. Fortunately, the Washington Courts do their best to act in the best interests of children, so there is little gender bias where children are concerned. Still, it's important to protect a father's rights, so our Auburn divorce for men lawyers always make sure that every client's rights are protected, regardless of gender.
Protection orders and restraining orders are necessary is situations where abuse is taking place. Abuse may be physical or emotional in nature, and it may effect spouses and/or children. Some people are afraid to seek protection orders against an abusive spouse because they fear reprisal, but restraining orders are almost always effective and are the best way to prevent a former partner from having any contact with you. If you're in an abusive marriage, remove yourself from the situation immediately. Then call one of our Auburn protection order lawyers to help you seek legal protections in the King County Family Court.
Modifications of support are sometimes necessary when there is a drastic change in the life of the recipient or the payer. Courts are never eager to alter parenting plans, so it's important to work with an Auburn support modification attorney if you would like to increase the amount of support you receive or decrease the amount you pay. A “significant” change in person's life could mean losing a job, becoming seriously ill, or some other reason.
There are a number of other divorce and family law issues that arise including adoption, same sex couple divorce, and questions involving paternity. If you are facing any of these scenarios and would like professional legal guidance, contact one of our lawyer and get the facts. There is a lot of misleading information on the internet so it's vital that you speak to someone one-on-one about your specific situation.
Talk to an Auburn Divorce Lawyer, get the Facts, Without Cost or Obligation
You can talk to one of our experienced Auburn divorce lawyers today via a free case evaluation, whether you are considering a divorce or facing some serious family law issue. Your free consultation will be private and confidential, giving you’re the chance to get accurate legal counsel from a qualified Auburn attorney.
If you determine that we are the right law office for you, then we will immediately get to work on your behalf, acting as your personal representative throughout the divorce process. Negotiations with your ex won't always be easy, but part of our job is helping you reach desired, realistic goals that we identify early in the process. If your ex and their lawyer prove unwilling to treat you fairly, we aren't afraid of a fight.
Contact one of our qualified family law attorneys in Auburn today and let us help you take the next step into your new life.