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Understanding Washington child support guidelines

On Behalf of | May 17, 2016 | Firm News |

Parents in Washington often face continued legal challenges after divorce in matters regarding their children. Child support guidelines are a topic of main interest. These guidelines vary by state, and understanding the determining factors a Washington court will use to make such decisions is often crucial toward obtaining a positive outcome.

The court typically determines post-divorce issues, such as custody or child support, with a strong effort to keep the best interests of the children in mind. Various factors are considered important when interpreting what those best interests might be. For instance, the parents’ ability to interact in an amicable manner is often considered a determining factor. Also, a parent’s work schedule and income as well as each parent’s level of involvement in a child’s daily life are usually reviewed before a court renders a ruling regarding these family law issues.

Hansen Law, PLLC, provides legal assistance to those in Yakima County and surrounding areas. We understand the importance of acting alongside trusted legal counsel when facing difficult custody or child support issues. One of our main goals is to help you protect your rights while developing a plan that provides for your family’s well-being as you move forward in life after divorce.

Although many Washington parents are able to negotiate various issues surrounding child support and custody outside a courtroom, when a former spouse is uncooperative, it is often necessary to turn to the court for solutions. Hansen Law, PLLC, is prepared to act on your behalf as you seek fair and just resolutions to your legal problems. Your immediate and long-term legal goals are our priority, and we are committed to helping you overcome any obstacles that arise in the process of obtaining a positive outcome.