Walking You Through Challenging Family Law Issues
Life changes can be challenging and emotional, especially when the welfare of your children is at stake. When you are facing a stressful family conflict, such as divorce or a child custody dispute, you need a law firm that can provide compassionate support and trusted legal insight to help you put your best foot forward in your life’s new chapter.
The knowledgeable attorneys at Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP put a strong focus on protecting our clients’ rights, their families and their assets. We have significant experience handling sensitive family matters and can provide capable representation at the negotiating table or, if necessary, in the courtroom.
Divorce And Family Law Mediation
Many couples choose to mediate their separation or divorce in the hopes that they can reach an amicable settlement outside of court and incur less legal expenses in the process. If you and your spouse are ready to compromise and want to dissolve your marriage in this way, our team of experienced lawyers can serve as neutral third parties to mediate an agreement that works for both of you. Mediated solutions are often more cost-effective and last longer than court orders, and generally result in happier outcomes for both parties.
In addition to property division, child custody and child support, one of the biggest divorce-related decisions is alimony. Whether you are seeking spousal support or being asked to provide maintenance, Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP can help you understand how the courts award alimony in Washington. This typically involves a consideration of the ages of both spouses, the length of the marriage as well as the intended recipient’s ability to financially support themselves following the divorce. Armed with the right information, we will put our skilled representation to work for you when negotiating spousal support in your unique circumstances.
Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
No one wants to think about their marriage ending, but it can make sound financial sense to create an agreement that outlines what happens to your assets in the event of divorce. Whether you want to draft a prenuptial agreement before your wedding or a postnuptial agreement after the ceremony, we offer knowledgeable representation and can create an agreement that protects your rights and is enforceable under the law.
In Washington, child support is calculated based on a statutory formula, but the circumstances in a particular case can make determinations complex. Our attorneys can help you understand your or your spouse’s potential child support obligations and accurately establish income in order to reach a fair resolution. As your circumstances change, our advisers can also assist with child support modifications as well as enforcement and contempt issues.
The Adoption Process
When you want to grow your family, our firm has the compassion and experience to guide you through the often complex adoption process. From understanding the termination of rights of the biological parents to ensuring your interests are fully protected before the court approves the adoption, we will help you navigate every detail and aim to reach your goal.
Get Answers To Your Family Law Questions
At Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP, we provide clients with focused family law representation. Please call 855-960-6065 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Vancouver office. We are here to help you find the most positive path forward for you, your family, your assets and your future.