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Kent Divorce

Our Kent Divorce Attorneys are Ready to Help you Move Forward with the Rest of Your Life.

Are you considering a divorce, or do you need to resolve an important family law issue? A marriage can fail for a number of reasons: People change, arguments become commonplace, sometimes a person feels differently about a spouse over time. Infidelity may be involved.

Even in situations where partners still care for one another, a divorce may sometimes present the most desirable option. Once the decision to obtain a divorce is made, you should talk to qualified Kent divorce lawyers about how the process works and what you may expect as the process unfolds.

Even in divorce cases where both husband and wife agree, it may still cause a great deal of financial stress and emotional strain. Our Kent divorce attorneys will first take time to discuss what you would like to see accomplished when the process is completed. It’s good to remember that the choices you make today, and throughout the divorce process, will have a tremendous impact on your future and your kid's future.

When you contact one of our Kent divorce attorneys they will help you identify your most important goals, and then work with you to develop a plan that has the best chance of success. We have more than 5 decades of combined experience , handling all areas of Washington State family law. We can help you with many different issues including:

  • Parenting plans
  • Child custody
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Paternity
  • Child support
  • Restraining and protection orders
  • Adoption
  • Support modifications

Contacting one of our Kent divorce lawyers today. Get the information you need to make better decisions regarding your future. A divorce isn't easy, but it's far more manageable with help from an experienced litigator.

Kent, Washington, the Family Court, and You

Kent is in the heart of the Seattle Metro area and is part of King County. As the 6th largest city in Washington, Kent has just about everything you would expect from an big city. It is estimated the the Kent's population is somewhere around 126,000, a far cry from the year 1853 when the first settler called the area home.

The name Kent comes from it's counterpart in England, which was known for being the major hops producing region in the U.K. Kent also became a hops producing town until an 1891 aphid invasion damaged crops and presumably made beer drinkers quite depressed. Kent was incorporated in 1890 and was the second city (after Seattle) to achieve this designation in King County. Kent has a marvelous website that goes into great detail about local government, and even has a database that monitors traffic advisories. If you're ever driven in Kent, you know that this is a much-needed service.

Kent boasts 73 parks, some of which are as large as 310 acres. Sports a way of life in Kent, and you can watch the Seattle Thunderbirds play hockey at the ShoWare Center or take in an ice skating competition at the same venue. If you live in Kent, you better be a fan of the Seahawks and Mariners, the NFL and MLB teams that are synonymous with this great city.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce or have to handle an important family law matter, you need to address the King County Family Court, which is a division of the King County Superior Court. Many people in these situations have little to know experience with the court, which is why retaining a Kent divorce lawyer that you trust is so important. When your lawyer has to tell you something you may not want to hear, trust is what will help you process the information and ultimately make better choices.

If you have any questions for our Kent family law lawyers, simply give us a call and take the next step.

Common Divorce Issues in King County, Washington

If you're dealing with a divorce of family law matter, you likely have a lot of questions running through your mind. Our Kent family law attorneys can answer your questions without cost or obligation, and all it takes is a phone call. However, if you would like to gather some information ahead of time, we've compiled some basic information about some of the more common family law topics we encounter. Keep in mind that every case is unique, so specific answers about your situation are only possible if you talk to a qualified legal professional.

Child Custody is probably the most difficult of all divorce-related issues. If you have children, the thought of losing daily contact with them can be heartbreaking. Make no mistake about it: Parents will aggressively fight to maintain custody of their kids. When it's threatened, they will go to great lengths to prove they are better parents, which means that negotiations can take a nasty turn. When emotions run high, it's important to have an attorney on your side that will help you maintain focus to prevent the court from making custody decisions without your input.

If your ex and their attorney refuse to treat you fairly, your Kent custody lawyer will not back down from a fight. Sometimes we have to break off negotiations and take our case to a judge. However, this should be our choice only if all other options fail. Custody negotiations sometimes require making tough choices. Our Kent child custody lawyers won't always tell you what you want to hear, but they will tell you what you need to hear. Compromise isn't always easy during a divorce, but it is often necessary. Our goal is to earn your trust and use our experience to help you make the best choices possible, given the circumstances.

Child Support is yet another hot-button issue that we encounter during divorce negotiations. However, there are clearly-defined schedules that outline the amount of child support that a parent will have to pay monthly, which eliminate a lot of the uncertainty. Our clients are often eager to find out what the level of support will be, but much depends on their nature of the marriage. If you have questions, contact one of our Kent child support lawyers today.

Spousal Maintenance is also called alimony. Depending on the duration of the marriage and the nature of the relationship, one partner may be required to give the other partner money every month. If the marriage lasted for many years, that obligation could last for the rest of their life. When money is involved, negotiations can become emotionally charged, especially if one former spouse feels like they were wronged. If you would to find out whether you will be forced to pay, or receive, alimony, contact one of our Kent spousal maintenance lawyers for more details.

Divorce for Men is a topic on the minds of many fathers. They often worry that mothers get preferential treatment in the court, even though they feel like they would be a more suitable primary custodial parent. This is because it wasn't that long ago that mothers did receive preferential treatment in regards to child custody issues, but that is no longer the case. Still, we all want to be treated fairly in court, and the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees that right. If you're worried about fair treatment, contact one of our Kent divorce for men lawyers and find out how they can ensure your interests are always protected.

Protection Orders and Restraining Orders are useful tools for anyone trying to prevent abuse from a current or former partner. These orders are almost always followed, so if you're in an abusive relationship it makes sense to find out whether this options is possible in your situation. Anyone that breaks these orders are subject to severe penalties, which is why they are so effective at stopping the cycle of abuse. Contact one of our Kent protection order lawyers for a confidential consultation and make sure you're protected.

Modifications of Support are available to those who wish to change child support and spousal support amounts. There has to be a good reason for the change, such as losing employment or a sever illness, and child support modifications are far more common. To find out if you can petition the court for this action, contact one of our Kent support modification lawyers and get the facts.

There are countless other situations that require a Kent family law lawyer, so if you've got questions give us call today and let us help you determine your best course of action.

Our Kent Divorce Attorneys Will Work Hard to Resolve Your Case

Once your objectives are defined, your WA State attorney will provide you with reliable legal counsel and professional guidance so that your objectives have the best chance of being met. From the outset of your case, your goals become the goals of our Kent divorce lawyers. This personal approach means that your Kent divorce case gets the attention it demands.

Our Kent legal team has a solid reputation with our divorce clients because:

  • We answer all correspondence from our clients in a timely and professional manner.
  • We use our decades of Kent divorce experience to help you make sound decisions.
  • We can refer you to one of our professional partners so that you can better cope with the devastating emotional impact of a divorce.

You can contact us today for a free consultation, and talk to one of our Washington divorce lawyers in a confidential and private setting. Your choice of attorney can have a major impact on the outcome of your divorce, so make sure you have someone who truly cares about your needs and contact us today.

Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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