Choosing a great family law attorney in the state of Washington is crucial to ensure the most positive outcome of this unfortunate situation you find yourself in. Divorce, child custody, and support cases can last longer than expected, and the effects can often last for a lifetime. Having a trusted attorney on your side through it all can make all the difference in the world. Being able to trust your attorney is crucial and that means that they have had several years of experience, which our team of legal representatives has.
Divorce – Contested and Uncontested
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to get a divorce, you should have a lawyer. You will probably have goals that you want to attain once the divorce is final, and this can be accomplished with an experienced lawyer by your side. There are many issues to hash out when going through this painful time, and you don’t want to leave anything on the table. Whether this is an amicable divorce and both parties agree on everything (uncontested) or it is going to be a rough road and both parties don’t agree on anything (contested), our team of educated lawyers is ready to fight for you.
The world can be a stressful place and there may come a time that you need a break from your spouse and are not ready to pull the trigger on divorce just yet. If you want to continue to work on your marriage, but want to also make sure that certain decisions are made legally like child support or custody, a legal separation may fit your situation. Our attorneys have a lot of experience in legal separations and will work with you to establish clear guidelines so that you can have the best outcome.
One of the hardest parts of divorce, and the hardest to agree on, is asset division. The stress that comes with figuring out who deserves what is not worth going it alone. Our experienced legal team can assist you with all things asset-related and can help you and the other party come to an agreement that is fair and just. You will want to attain legal counsel even more so if your assets are of high-value.
Children in Washington are to be financially cared for by both parents, even if they end up divorced or separated. The courts are going to want to see income information for both parties, and with the gig economy we live in, you don’t want to leave anything out. Utilizing an attorney from our team is the best way to ensure that your children are taken care of financially for the rest of their lives.
Child Custody/Parenting Plan
Both parents of children are going to have their own opinions about what is best for the children when it comes to custody and a parenting plan. Deciding when the children go to each parent’s house, how to handle medical issues, schooling, and other important decisions are very difficult when going through the emotional and mental stress of a divorce or separation. An experienced lawyer will help you work through all of this, and our team knows just how important your kiddos are to you.
If spousal support is something that you and the other party need to work out, our team can help with that too. The courts will help determine what is fair, often based on the length of the marriage and the lifestyle that you both lived. Of course, other factors will help determine the sum as well, so you must have an attorney on your side to work through it all.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
When you get married and have more assets than the other person, or intend to grow a business, you might want to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. That way, if the unfortunate circumstance happens that you do end up divorced, the plan is already mapped out for what might happen with assets or support.
The above list of practice areas is not all-inclusive. Whatever your family law matter is, Community Law PLC can help. Our team of caring, educated, and experienced lawyers are ready to help you navigate these tough waters.