Lawyers Providing A Variety Of Family Law And Domestic Relations Services
Family law cases are often 20% legal and 80% emotional. At Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP, we aggressively pursue each client’s best interest. In a divorce, a child custody dispute, a paternity action or an adoption, clients are often under a significant amount of personal stress. In addition to handling legal matters, our family lawyers in Vancouver, Washington, are skilled at helping clients avoid unnecessary emotional strain, repair their lives, and move on. We recognize that negotiations or mediation may be the best method to resolution.
In certain marital dissolution or separation cases, reconciliation may be the best outcome. We never pressure clients to take actions they are not ready for. We are not committed to a particular result; instead, we advise our clients about what the law can provide in their unique circumstances. We are then ready to work toward the goal they set.
Honest Counsel And Service
You may have to accept some painful truths. As lawyers, it is our job to give our honest opinions in every family law case, even when we have information to share that you may not want to hear. Rest assured we will never sugarcoat the truth. We will always act and advise you in your best interest.
We are empathic and keep communication channels open, but we are lawyers, not family therapists. We do recommend that clients consider counseling when appropriate. At the same time, whenever possible, we will seek to empower you to improve your life through proven legal directions that you can take.
How We Can Help
As our firm’s roots extend back to 1949, our lawyers bring an extraordinary amount of experience to the practice of family law in the Vancouver area. We welcome clients from both Washington and Oregon who need guidance in family law and domestic relations matters, such as:
- Divorce and legal separation
- Military divorce
- Adoption, including stepparent adoption, foster child adoption and relative adoption
- Domestic violence
- Child custody and child support issues
- Paternity testing and parentage issues
- Enforcements, modifications and parental relocation issues
- Parenting plans
- Grandparents’ rights
- Premarital and postnuptial agreements
- Domestic partnerships