Child & Spousal Support Lawyers in Vancouver
Proudly Advocating for the Rights of Washington Families
The stress of dealing with a marriage that is falling apart can be overwhelming. For some individuals, their primary means of financial security derived from their spouses. Furthermore, marriages that involve minor children can be particularly emotional. The notion of providing financial support for yourself and your child can be very stressful. Luckily, you don’t have to go through your divorce alone.
If you are going through a challenging divorce, you have a substantial interest in consulting an experienced child and spousal support attorney in Vancouver for legal advice and representation. At Pacific Cascade Family Law we take pride in delivering quality legal services with a focus on your particular needs and interests. We take a unique approach to legal representation by striving to establish a solid relationship with our clients. As a result, our legal team can naturally align with you and your family’s interests throughout divorce issues, including child and spousal support.
The first step on the path toward emotional and financial independence form your spouse starts with a phone call to Pacific Cascade Family Law at 360-506-6332 for legal advice.
Washington Laws on Child Support
Under Washington state law, the parents of a minor child of a duty to provide adequate care and support. When a divorce results in one parent being awarded sole or primary custody of a minor child, the non-custodial parent can satisfy their duty to care for their child by paying child support to the custodial parent.
Washington courts determine the amount and duration of a parent’s child support obligations based on the parties’ respective financial resources, standard of living, and the extent of their parental time-sharing arrangements.
At Pacific Cascade Family Law, we have experience with the following child support issues:
- Temporary child support
- Permanent child support
- Post-dissolution modification proceedings
- Terms for automatic modification pursuant to a divorce decree
Spousal Support for Vancouver Residents
Under Washington law, spousal support – otherwise known as spousal maintenance or alimony – may be awarded to allow a financially disadvantaged spouse to maintain a certain standard of living until they become self-supporting. Accordingly, judges will carefully evaluate the respective financial conditions of the parties based on the evidence presented before the court.
Courts determine the appropriateness of awarding spousal support based on the following factors:
- The financial condition of the spouse seeking support
- The estimated time for the spouse to acquire skills and training to find employment
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The length of the marriage
- The spouse’s age, physical and emotional state, expenses, and financial obligations
- The other spouse’s ability to pay spousal support
Call Pacific Cascade Family Law at (360) 506-6332 Today
Whether you need child or spousal support, or your former spouse is seeking support payments from you, it is in your best interest to retain competent legal counsel to protect your rights. At Pacific Cascade Family Law, our child and spousal support lawyers are prepared to guide you through all aspects of your divorce. You can count on us to provide quality legal advice and advocacy to help ensure you and your family’s legal rights and interests are not in danger.
Contact Pacific Cascade Family Law online today to schedule your free initial case assessment with one of our skilled attorneys to clarify your legal rights and options.