While it is sometimes possible to create an amicable co-parenting plan in a Washington divorce, it can be quite challenging if parents disagree about certain issues. Problems often arise regarding child custody or child support matters. However, if a concerned parent knows how to quickly access legal support, most problems can be resolved before they get out of hand.
The court always has the best interests of the children involved in mind. Like most good parents in Washington, you also want what is best for your kids, even if it means you must make sacrifices along the way. Things can get messy during divorce proceedings if your interpretation of what is best for your children differs from your spouse's.
Regarding child support, the court considers various factors, such as the income of both parents, the financial needs of the children in question and what type of lifestyle your kids were accustomed to during your marriage. The state also provides guidelines that the court may use at its discretion to help make custody, support and visitation decisions. In some situations, you can appeal a decision if you believe it is unfair.
Hansen Law, PLLC exists so Washington parents need not have to go it alone in court when litigating child support or other related issues in divorce. Whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, you can rely on experienced representation to help you protect your rights and to seek a final outcome that meets your children's needs and helps your family move on in a positive way. With a strong support system in place, you can act with confidence to overcome any obstacles that arise.