Experienced Washington Attorneys Handling Child Support Matters
Child support is often one of the most contentious issues in any divorce or separation. Although child support is intended to protect children and ensure that they have the necessary resources, it may still feel like a penalty to the non-custodial parent.
At the Scott Horenstein Law Firm, PLLC, our family law attorneys address all legal issues related to child support. We can help parents create equitable child support arrangements when separating, or modify and enforce existing child support arrangements.
If you have questions regarding child custody, contact us today. From our Vancouver offices, we represent clients throughout Washington with the following child support issues:
- Establishing Child Support Levels: In Washington, child support levels are determined using guidelines established by the state legislature. These guidelines consider such factors as the number of children and the income of each parent, among others. However, these factors might vary wildly if sources of income are disguised or all relevant factors are not fully considered. To protect your interests and those of your children, it is important to work with an experienced family lawyer who understands all of the relevant considerations.
- Child Support Modification: The child support levels established at the time of divorce or separation are generally intended to last until a child reaches 18. However, life can be unpredictable, and certain changes may warrant a modification to the original arrangement. For example, a significant change in the income of the recipient parent may affect the amount of child support needed.
- Child Support Enforcement: Both parents are expected to contribute to the child's upbringing. If child support payments are in arrears, we can help you bring an enforcement action to protect the interests of your child. Alternatively, if you have been accused of failing to pay child support, we can effectively represent you.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all legal issues related to child support. Contact our offices to speak with one of our family lawyers.
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