Child Support Guidance That Puts Children First
Raising a child involves all types of expenses, both predictable and unexpected. Children are entitled to practical and financial support from both parents, whether parents are married or not. If too heavy a burden is placed on one parent, the child will be the one to suffer. Our family law attorneys help clients in Washington to demonstrate the needs of their children while confirming each parent’s financial ability.
The attorneys at Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP strive to help parents determine, negotiate and enforce fair child support arrangements. Our priority is to reach a fair agreement that protects your rights and helps your child to grow up safely and securely.
Dedicated Counselors Help Parents Reach Fair Child Support Arrangements
At Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP, our skilled family law attorneys are experienced in all family law matters, including child support. Drawing on our experience and knowledge of case law, we help parents with the following challenges:
- Apply the state calculator as a starting point for determining child support
- Negotiate child support as needed through mediation
- Litigate child support issues
- Enforce child support orders
- Modify child support orders
Our attorneys will thoroughly explain Washington child support guidelines and how they apply to you. We aim to keep our clients informed and empowered throughout the legal process so that they know their rights and those of their children.
Skilled Mediators Strive For Child Support Settlements
After consideration of the state’s child support guidelines, there may still be disagreement over details. Children fare best when their parents can be cordial and respectful of one another. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can often put aside their differences and focus on a topic on which they tend to agree – the importance of their child’s well-being.
Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. Our skilled negotiators can guide the process toward equitable solutions that often save time and expense.
Our Committed Attorneys Will Take Your Child-Related Matter To Court
In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. Our attorneys carefully prepare for litigation to achieve an equitable arrangement for your child. In addition, if your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need enforcement assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child.
When financial problems or the changing needs of your children alter your circumstances, we can petition the court for a modification to the child support order.
Contact A Caring Lawyer For Help With A Child Support Issue
If you need help with seeking, negotiating or enforcing a fair child support or custody order, enlisting a trusted family law attorney can increase your odds of achieving the best possible outcome.