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Child Support in Seattle

Protect Your Child's Welfare With Help From Our Seattle Child Support Attorneys

During divorce proceedings there are a number of issues that must be addressed, those involving children are often the most contentious because each parent is highly protective of their child's welfare. Child support issues often causes emotions to run high and can sometimes threaten to derail negotiations, so it makes sense to get professional legal guidance from qualified Seattle support attorneys whom you can trust.

It goes without saying that you care about the well being of your children. Washington State law requires both parents to provide support for their children after a divorce is finalized, and your parenting plan must be strictly followed when it comes to child support issues. Failure to comply with these stipulations could motivate the court to take legal action against anyone that fails to comply to the terms outlined in the parenting plan. When developing a parenting plan it's imperative that you understand your legal rights, so our Seattle child support lawyers offer reliable guidance as you navigate this sometimes difficult process.

With more than five decades of collective experience handling family law issues in Washington, the Seattle child support attorneys at the Washington Family Law Group will help you protect your children's best interests. Many of our clients want to know how much their child support is going to cost or how much money their child will receive from the other parent, but certain relevant factors must first be considered. The court will be interested in how many children the parents have together, the cost of raising them, their ages, and each parent’s net income. Other factors may also be brought up and considered, so prepare yourself with accurate legal information from one of our experienced support attorneys in Seattle.

Our qualified Seattle child-support lawyers are ready to help you deal with child support issues, and will work diligently to address your concerns as we work together to develop a fair parenting plan.

Other Things to Consider When Resolving Child Support Issues

There are multiple factors to consider when determining the amount of child support. Income plays a huge role, but it's not the sole factor for figuring out the amount in Washington State.

The court will also take note of the noncustodial parent's source of income, whether they have any other children from previous relationships, and their debt level. If the child has special needs, or if the noncustodial parent has medical problems, then the court may make further adjustments. Many other factors may come into play, so your Seattle child support lawyer will want to take an in-depth look at your person situation to help get an idea of what to expect.

Under certain circumstances, child support payments may be modified after a divorce is finalized. Sickness, losing one's job, and other personal hardships may lead to a support modification. Take a look at this website's page on Support Modification to get more information on the topic, or contact one of our Washington lawyers today.

Our Support Attorneys In Seattle Offer A Risk-Free Parenting Plan Evaluation

Our Thurston County support attorneys will help you by offering sound legal counsel throughout the divorce process, and then helping you deal with the emotional turmoil that often accompanies child support questions. Our compassionate approach to child support issues will help you make more informed decisions while urging civil discourse with your ex-spouse throughout negotiations.

After defining your goals, our Seattle child support attorneys will aggressively pursue them by providing you with legal advice that is based on the law. If negotiations with your ex-spouse and their lawyer ultimately fail because of their unreasonableness, we may be forced to take your case to court as our only option to achieving an acceptable end result.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our Seattle child support lawyers by contacting our law office today, and one of our attorneys will contact you within 24 hours.

Get answers to your most important questions by contacting our law office today and work with one of our Seattle support attorneys, who will continuously focus on the best interests of both you and your children until your divorce case is resolved.

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Laurie has worked on my very challenging and contentious divorce and I could not have asked for a better family law attorney. She was able to handle all of the twists and turns of my case with ease. I highly recommend Laurie to anyone looking for an excellent, ethical and hard working counselor. Chandler
Laurie is an incredible divorce lawyer! She did an amazing job with my divorce, and it was a real dog fight the whole way. She is a true fighter. And you can tell that she really cares about her family law clients and the results that she achieves for them. John
My lawyer guided me through a very challenging time in my life when I was going through my divorce. She worked hard and explained every step of the way what was going on so I could understand the process. I was very happy with her work. Barbel