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Seattle Family Attorney

Now providing family attorney representation in Kirkland, Bellevue, Renton and Tacoma in addition to Seattle.

Areas of Practice

Divorce
A divorce is a legal dissolution of a marriage. A judge will decide on matters such as child custody, spousal support, allocation of debts, etc. After receiving a divorce, each party is free to legally remarry.

Divorce Modifications
A Seattle divorce lawyer can help a client receive modifications to their divorce at any point during the proceedings with regards to custody, property, or any other matter.

Child Support
Child support will be determined by the court according to the best interests of the child and the financial situation of the non-custodial parent. In the case of a difficult or unwilling parent, a Seattle divorce lawyer can help any client receive the compensation their child deserves.

Child Custody
One of the more contentious parts of a divorce proceeding, the Seattle divorce attorney can help any client receive a fair agreement with regard to the custody of his or her offspring.

Alimony
Legally deemed “spousal maintenance,” a Seattle divorce lawyer can help the disadvantaged spouse prove to the court that he or she deserves alimony to transition into their new life a part form their former spouse.

Allocation of Attorney Fees
In the case of divorce or child custody proceeding, the court can rule for allocation of attorney fees for a less economically advantaged spouse.

Allocation of Debt
All debts incurred during a marriage must be paid and are most always split 50/50. Where your Seattle divorce lawyer comes in is to make sure that any act of fraud or unlawful action such as the draining of liquid cash accounts is brought to the attention of the judge in your divorce case.

Civil Paternity
Regardless of marital status, fathers have the right to legally establish paternity of their offspring. The Seattle divorce lawyer can assist your case with the court, even in the event of an unwilling mother or other custodial family member.

Domestic Violence
An experienced Seattle divorce attorney can help any victim of domestic violence establish legal protection against an abusive partner while speeding up a divorce proceeding. If you or your loved one has been the victim of domestic violence, contact us immediately to help you today.

Prenuptials
Prenuptial agreements are recognized by the state of Washington. In the event that a divorcing spouse attempts to thwart a prenuptial agreement, contact the Seattle divorce lawyer to begin your case.

Visitation
Parents, grandparents, or any other custodial guardian have the right to establish visitation of children. If you have taken care of a child in any manner and want to establish visitation, contact the Seattle divorce attorney to begin your case.

Division of Property
In the state of Washington, property is divided along the lines of how much “effort” each partner put into a marriage. While this can seem quite arbitrary, an experienced divorce lawyer can help a client prove to the judge that they have a right to whatever property amassed during a marriage.

Spousal Support
Otherwise known as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support is meant to help a disadvantaged spouse transition into their new unmarried life. It is awarded based on need and the ability of the other spouse to pay.

Enforcement/Contempt
In the event that your former spouse is not following one or more of the terms of your divorce ruling, a divorce lawyer can help you find assistance from the court or prosecutor’s office.

Step-Parent Adoption
In some re-marriages, a step-parent may want to adopt the children of their new spouse. This action is totally possible in the state of Washington, but will require the legal assistance of a family lawyer.

Establishment of Paternity
If a man or a woman would like to establish the paternity of a child, the Seattle divorce lawyer can help pursue any of the avenues provided by the family court system to do so.

Post-Dissolution Order Modifications
While quite rare, a skilled Seattle divorce attorney can help a client receive a reasonable post-dissolution order modification to their divorce ruling, especially with regard to child custody or child support.