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Child Support in Tacoma

Your Child's Well-Being May Depend on Help from Our Tacoma Child Support Lawyers

During a divorce, no issue is as important as those involving support of a child. Child support issues often make emotions run high as the divorce process unfolds, but our qualified Tacoma support lawyers can help you remain focused on the well being of your child, which is obviously the most important thing.

Washington State family law is clearly states that both parents are required to provide support for their children, even after a divorce. Parenting plans are legal documents that outline support responsibilities from each parent, and this document must be exactly followed. Failure to do so could motivate a judge to find the neglectful parent in contempt of court, which could even result in jail time. Make sure you're legal rights are fully protected while negotiating your parenting plan by seeking help from a Tacoma child support attorneys who understands what’s at stake.

With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, there are few relative issues that the Tacoma child support lawyers at the Washington Family Law Group haven't dealt with on behalf of clients. Most parents are eager to find out their level of child support, but there are a number of factors to consider before our lawyers can provide an estimate.

The family court in Pierce County will take a hard look at each parent's financial situation, the age and quantity of children, and the cost of raising them. Other pertinent factors may apply, so speak with one of our experienced support lawyers in Tacoma about your situation so that we can help you take the next step.

Our experienced Tacoma child-support attorneys are ready to help, and it all starts with a free consultation.

Other Factors that Influence the Amount Of Child Support

Determining child support responsibilities can be tricky, and relevant factors may vary with every case. Income certainly plays a key role in determining child support amounts, but it's not the only factor the court will consider.

The source of a parent's income may also be relevant to the case, and the court may be influenced by whether a parent has children from another relationship. A judge may also take note of each parent’s level of debt. A mother and father’s medical history may also be factored into the equation, and special needs of the child are also usually addressed. Other random factors could increase or decrease the dollar amount of child support payments, which is why it’s so important for your attorney to take a hard look at every detail.

Even after a parenting plan is firmly in place, the court may consider a modification of child support. If one parent becomes seriously ill, loses their job, or encounters other pertinent economic burdens, the level of support may be increased or decreased. If you have any child support related questions, contact a Pierce County child support lawyer for more information.

If you are responsible for monthly child support, we urge you to keep up with your payments. If your financial situation changes and you’re just not getting by financially, check out the page on Support Modifications on this website, and then contact one of our experienced attorneys.

Our Child Support Lawyers In Tacoma Offer A Free Consultation

Our Washington State support lawyers can help you by offering reliable legal counsel, and with compassionate support as you make serious decisions regarding your beloved children. Our understanding approach to law is designed to help you make more informed choices. We also motivate to clients to maintain civil discourse with their ex-spouse, because this is ultimately in the best interests of your child.

After defining your support goals, your Tacoma lawyer will work hard to attain them while keeping you informed of every development. Artful negotiations and creative litigation with your ex and their lawyer often leads to a more favorable resolution. However, if your ex and their lawyer refuse to treat you fairly, we aren't afraid to take your case to trial.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our Tacoma child support attorneys today by contacting our law office. One of our qualified attorneys will return your call within 24 hours, and then you can get some answers concerning child support and how it affects you.

Client Reviews
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