If you are a parent going through the divorce or legal separation process, or you are seeking financial assistance from your child’s other parent, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions and negotiations you face. As you prepare to negotiate a child support agreement, it’s important to recognize that topics involving your child’s well-being and future can become tense and heated. Seeking out the support and guidance of a caring and experienced family law attorney is the best way to ensure your child secures the financial stability they need to enjoy a stable and bright future. The dedicated legal team at Allen | Fischer PLLC is here to assist you with your child support matter. Together, we will identify the most strategic path forward that protects your child’s best interests every step of the way.
How Washington Courts Determine Child Support
The purpose of child support is to ensure that both parents contribute to the ongoing needs of their children. In most cases, the court will order the parent, who is not the child’s primary custodian, to make monthly payments to the custodial parent to assist with these costs. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for calculating child support. Instead, the court uses several factors to arrive at an amount that best suits the specific needs of the child. Factors like each parent’s income and earning capacity, the custodial arrangements, whether the child has special needs, and other considerations are all taken into account when calculating the amount of child support a parent may owe. Whether we work through these matters using a collaborative approach or we represent your best interests during court litigation, you can trust that we will strive to secure an equitable solution that gives your child the support they need.
Ongoing Legal Support For You And Your Family
Family courts in Washington recognize that change is a natural part of life. If an event arises that impacts your ability to uphold your child support obligations, we can help you seek a modification to the existing child support order. No matter what your child support concerns may be, you can trust that our compassionate, empathetic, and customized approach will provide you with the tools and confidence you need to make informed decisions. We encourage you to get in touch with us today to discuss your goals.