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Temporary Support in Seattle

Our Seattle Temporary Support Attorneys Can Help You Seek Financial Relief When You Need It Most

Seattle divorces sometimes take a long time to resolve, and there are sometimes situations where one party is faced with financial hardships due to the duration of process. However, the family court can sometimes be petitioned for financial relief, because Washington law allows parties faced with serious financial hardship to seek temporary support from their spouse. This can be beneficial for someone in dire need, especially if children are also affected.

Temporary support may be awarded in a variety of ways during a divorce, and it is the role of our Seattle divorce attorneys to help you ascertain the most beneficial form of relief for your particular situation. Child support, or even a change in child custody, are two ways you can seek temporary relief, but the family court in Seattle will ultimately make the determination. Spousal support may even be possible in some family law cases, but this scenario this is far less common than the other alternatives.

Because these situations are often complicated, you should seek help from experienced Seattle family law lawyers that can help you fully understand your legal options. With over three decades of collective experience, our Seattle divorce attorneys will aggressively pursue your temporary support interests so that you can be back on your feet financially.

A successful temporary support order requires swift action because the court imposes time limits that are strictly enforced. For this reason, it is essential that you contact one of our Seattle family law lawyers as soon as possible, so that you don't miss these deadlines.

What Method Does the Court Use to Determine Temporary Support?

Orders of temporary support are issued by the court if a paternity action or divorce is pending. Some of our clients are curious how the court calculates temporary support, which is paid from the time of filing to final judgment.

To determine this dollar amount, the Washington State Child Support Schedule is used. These guidelines are also used to determine the amount of child support in family law cases. Once a parentage or divorce action is filed in court, the temporary order outlining the amount of support is issued. It's at this time the court may consider facts pertinent to your personal financial situation, health, etc.

Obviously, this is a complicated process, so we urge you to work with a Seattle temporary support lawyer that you trust. Temporary support is vital for many families, because without the income the custodial parent may have no ability to pay for the things their children need.

The attorneys in our law office have more than 50 years of collective experience handling cases where temporary support is a major issue. We are ready to help you understand the law and how it applies to your situation.

Enjoy A Free Evaluation Of Your Situation From Our Temporary Order Lawyers In Seattle

Our professional team of Seattle temporary support attorneys offer a free consultation to anyone with temporary support questions or concerns. Washington law requires that your ex-spouse be served with notice if you decide to seek temporary relief, so you shouldn't wait until your financial situation becomes desperate to take action. Instead, contact one of our Seattle temporary support attorneys and get professional guidance before financial hardship causes unnecessary strain on you or your children.

Negotiating serious issues involving a child's living arrangements and financial support is often complex and emotions can run high, but our Seattle divorce attorneys understand the stakes and will aggressively pursue your interests throughout the process. Start getting some answers about temporary relief by contacting one of our qualified Seattle family law lawyers today. Financial hardship can quickly spiral out of control, but an experienced legal professional who is well-versed in Washington family law can help you take steps to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

Contact the Washington Family Law Group in Seattle today, for your own free consultation, and find out if you have a legal means to pursue temporary support. Your experienced lawyer will also help you ascertain whether your temporary relief may become permanent after your divorce is finalized.

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