Whether you need to modify your child support due to a change in finances, establish a new child support order, or file a motion for non-payment of support, a qualified Kirkland child support attorney at Twyford Law Office is ready to assist you.
Why Hire Twyford Law Offices for Your Child Support Case?
Twyford Law Office’s child support attorneys are:
Skilled and experienced in all facets of Washington child support law;
Dedicated and determined to succeed in achieving your child support goals; and
Sensible and practical when selecting the best methods to expedite your case.
If you need a child support lawyer to assist you with your child support issues, Twyford Law Office will be glad to help you. Contact our office in Kirkland today to schedule your confidential consultation with a Kirkland family lawyer experienced in child support cases.
How Can a Kirkland Child Support Lawyer Help?
Understanding Washington’s child support laws can be confusing, and whether you are a custodial parent or a non-custodial parent, you may have questions about your rights and obligations. An experienced Kirkland child support attorney from Twyford Law Office can do the following, and more to help make your child support case as seamless as possible:
Organize child support payments, clarify and determine the terms of child support orders;
Enforce child custody agreements and visitation periods;
Enter into negotiations for payments on your behalf;
Explain the entire support process from beginning to end;
Clarify the rights and obligations of each parent;
Determine if you qualify for any modifications; and
Calculate potential payments.
Do not wait to get the child support assistance you need. Whether you are a custodial or non-custodial parent, you have legal rights. Speak with the child support attorneys at Twyford Law Office today.
Child Support Guidelines in Washington
The Washington Child Support Guidelines help determine child support amounts in Washington State. Under these guidelines, the parent’s marital status is irrelevant when computing support on behalf of the child.
Parents have the option of petitioning the family court or the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for help in determining child support for their child. Due to the length and complications involved with DSHS, many parents prefer to deal directly with the family court.
In Washington, child support is primarily governed by statute and is based on the parties’ income and work-related daycare expenses. However, several other factors can dramatically affect the presumed support payment.
These factors include, but are not limited to:
Self-employment of a party;
High income of a party;
Variable income of a party;
Additional expenses associated with a child that is not contemplated by the Washington Child Support Schedules;
The sudden decline of a party’s income;
The amount of residential time the child spends with the parent obligated to pay the support;
The particular needs of the child;
Extraordinary debt involuntarily incurred by a parent; and
The duty of the obligated parent to support other minor children.
The intent of the legislature in determining child support is to ensure that the child’s basic needs are met. Therefore, it is doubtful the Court would ever enter a zero amount for a child support obligation.
Contact an Experienced Child Support Attorney in Kirkland, WA
Your child deserves the financial support necessary to ensure a happy, healthy, and productive childhood. Let the aggressive, knowledgeable, and dedicated Kirkland child support lawyers at Twyford Law Office assist you in receiving the support you and your child deserve.
If your financial or custodial situation has changed and you can no longer pay your court-ordered child support, we can assist with modifications. Call our law office at (509) 327-0777 or contact us online to get started.