Child Support

Help With Child Support Matters

Child support issues may arise in the context of a divorce, paternity proceeding or post-divorce child support modification proceeding. Washington has child support guidelines that specify how courts shall calculate the appropriate amount of support that one parent is ordered to pay to another parent. The guidelines take into account the net income of both parents. Where appropriate, courts may deviate from the child support guidelines to take into account special circumstances of the parties.

If you are involved in a child support dispute, it is important that you retain an experienced Spokane child support attorney who can protect your rights. A lawyer may:

  • Advise you of your rights
  • Perform a child support calculation on your behalf
  • Submit any necessary filings and documentation to the court
  • Gather evidence of your spouse’s income through discovery
  • Identify any potential basis for a deviation from the support guidelines

To speak with me about a child support matter, contact my law office in Spokane, Washington.

Modifying Child Support In Washington

If child support has already been set in your case and you feel you are paying too much support or receiving inadequate support, please visit my section on child support modifications. Consulting with an attorney before filing your motion for a child support modification is the best way to ensure that you are fully informed and proceeding wisely.

If your financial circumstances have changed recently, please act quickly. Even if you have been laid off from your job, you are still legally responsible to pay child support in the full amount of your order until your child support order has been modified.

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As an experienced Spokane attorney, I will protect your rights and guide you through your case. You do not have to go through this alone; I will help you every step of the way.