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Experience, passion, and preparation are vital to protecting your interests in family law matters. At Twyford Law Office, our founding attorney, Julie Twyford, has more than three decades of experience with aggressive representation to help our clients achieve their goals in family law proceedings.

Do you need experienced legal counsel for your divorce, child custody case, or other family law matter? Contact Twyford Law Office at (509) 327-0777 and speak with a Spokane family lawyer today.

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Why Choose Twyford Law Office?

 

  • Over four decades of combined experience allows us to serve as highly effective legal advocates.
  • We pride ourselves on being responsive and making ourselves available to clients, so they have peace of mind.
  • You will be treated with the highest degree of respect and given the individual attention you deserve.
  • We take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your needs, so we may deliver fierce, expedient, and cost-effective representation.

 

Protecting Your Family, Assets, & Quality of Life

Your Family

A Spokane family lawyer from our firm is ready to confidently protect your family for the future. Responding to or filing for divorce, custody arrangements, parent relocations, and other complex matters related to dissolving a marriage can be extremely stressful, especially when handling them alone. We want to reduce as much of that burden as possible. With our knowledge and the personalized attention we give to each case, we will guide you through each step to find the solution that best fits your family’s needs.

Your Assets

Marital assets, including all money, investments, and property accumulated over the course of a marriage are subject to division in divorce, as is all marital debt. In Washington state, marital property is divided fairly by the courts, though that doesn’t necessarily mean equally. For high-income earners and those with substantial assets, dividing property can be particularly difficult. You have worked long and hard to earn what you have. We can fight on your behalf for fair property division settlements, either in court or in out-of-court negotiations. 

Quality of Life

Getting the right family law advice can significantly impact the quality of life for you and your children for years to come. We recognize the importance of spousal maintenance and child support, and how other monetary matters can affect you and your family’s well being. You need an attorney to defend your quality of life and help you move forward on a stable financial foundation. We will use our experience to ensure that your rights and those of your children are protected.

Our Family Law Services

Our Spokane family law attorneys represent clients in courtrooms all over eastern Washington.

We help clients in a wide range of family law situations, including:

  • Divorce – Separation and divorce can be an emotional, complicated process. We have the compassion to ease you through this difficult time, and the knowledge and resources to accomplish your goals.
  • Annulment – We have a thorough understanding of the state laws related to annulment and can determine if you are able to have your marriage declared invalid.
  • Parenting plans and child custody disputes – We can help you seek cooperative solutions to disputes, as well as build a parenting plan with your child’s best interests in mind.
  • Child support – We know that money is needed to maintain a child’s well being. Whether this is your first time seeking child support or you are looking to collect on past due payments, we can assist you.
  • Paternity – If your child was born outside of marriage, our experienced paternity lawyers can guide you through the steps to establish paternity and pursue child support, child custody, or visitation rights.
  • Property division, including business valuation and asset characterization disputes – We have extensive experience handling all aspects of marital asset division, and the resources to resolve this frequent source of conflict in our clients’ best interests.
  • Modifications to existing parenting plans or child support arrangements – Court orders may need to be modified from time to time, to adjust to changing circumstances and as a child’s best interests evolve over time. We will take legal action to change your plan or arrangement to better suit the needs of your family.
  • Relocation cases – Parental relocation can complicate a child custody agreement. If you need to move, or if your former spouse is moving, speak to us to learn about your modification options.
  • Spousal Support/Maintenance – The financial future of divorcing parties can be threatened if one spouse has been dependent on the other for financial support. We will skillfully negotiate the issue of spousal maintenance without you having to make any unnecessary sacrifices.
  • Committed intimate relationship issues – It is crucial to understand your rights when you are unmarried and ending a committed intimate relationship. Our team can explain your options and secure a successful outcome for you.

How Can an Attorney Help with Family Law Disputes?

An attorney can help you navigate through sensitive family law disputes to find a solution, all while protecting your best interests. When a couple is separating or getting divorced, each person will often have different views about what is best or fair. That can be a problem, since difficult decisions must be made about your family’s future, such as child custody and property division. An experienced lawyer has an in-depth knowledge of family law and its complexities. They can offer objective advice about the long-term impact of your choices, when emotions are running high. While at the same time, your attorney will take on the burden of filing the proper paperwork and meeting deadlines. 

Although there are possible ways to settle family law disputes outside of court, some matters still end up before a judge. When that is the case, family lawyers are best suited to advocate for your rights and ensure you receive everything you are entitled to. In cases that require evidence, for instance, if you need to prove a spouse was cheating or is unfit as a parent, your lawyer can handle that aspect for you as well. An investigation will be conducted, depositions taken of those involved, and any necessary documentation requested from the other party. Attorneys with extensive experience will have connections to top-notch consultants, who you may need to lend authority to your case with their advice or testimony.

Our Spokane family lawyers understand that each client’s case is unique. We will assess your situation individually, then suggest a course of action and guide you through the process. There are possible ways for us to resolve your issues without going to court, but we will prepare your case for a court hearing or trial when necessary.

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Marital Dissolution in Washington

During a divorce (marital dissolution) proceeding, you need a family law attorney you can trust to pursue your best interests. The process is often contentious and stressful. A divorce can be a painful and difficult thing. Your attorney should have the experience to navigate the legal system and the passion to seek the best possible result for you. If there is a way to accomplish your goals in family law, we will do everything we can to find it.

Modification of an Existing Decree

There are many rules and requirements concerning parenting plan modifications, child support modifications, and relocation. Whenever possible, it is best to argue for a fair arrangement that meets your needs from the beginning. As circumstances change, however, you may need to revisit the original determination to make sure it reflects what is best for you and for your children. If you are considering modifying your decree, contact us as soon as possible. Our Spokane County family law attorneys can help you present your case properly to maximize your chances of success.

Contact a Spokane WA Family Lawyer Today

If you find yourself involved in any kind of family law case in eastern Washington, contact Twyford Law Office. Our compassionate, skilled family law attorneys may be able to help you. Retaining a lawyer who is committed to fighting for your best interests can help greatly reduce your stress levels while increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Let us help determine if you have a case, what your rights are, and the next best steps to move forward to resolution. For legal help with any type of family law issue, call our Spokane office or contact us online so we can start getting to know you and your unique situation.