The summer of 2015 brought on many major changes to the legal landscape in both Washington and the entire nation. The Supreme Court ruled in June 2015 that same-sex marriage is a right. This means same-sex marriage is recognized in Washington. While this is a new beginning for many, it can also mean complex legal issues for others. If you have a same-sex family law issue such as a divorce or child custody dispute, I can help you.
My name is Mark D. Hodgson. I provide comprehensive family law counsel for all types of families in Spokane and throughout Washington, including gay and lesbian couples.
This includes couples in same-sex marriages. While all family law issues are resolved using the same statutes and laws, how they apply can vary. Issues such as paternity and child custody can be complicated. That is why it is important to have a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer at your side to help you resolve your same-sex family matters as efficiently and effectively as possible.
I am committed to helping my clients during what can be a stressful time. I am here to help guide you through the legal process and be your advocate when it seems like no one else can. No matter what type of same-sex family law issue you are facing, I can help you obtain a resolution so that you can move on with your life.
I can assist with all types of family law issues, including:
These are new legal waters to navigate, and it takes a seasoned family law attorney like me to help you successfully get to the other side of your legal battle. I encourage my clients to see that not every situation has to be a battle and that amicable resolution through mediation or negotiation can often make things not only more efficient, but also less costly. This does not mean I am not prepared to litigate, however, as I have extensive trial experience.
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.