Defending Your Interests In Child Support And Maintenance Cases
Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC is proud to be South King County’s largest law firm. As such, we have the skill and resources to resolve a wide array of divorce and family law matters. This includes assisting clients with:
- Child support and extraordinary expenses — Because Washington uses a statutory formula, calculating how much money a parent will pay each month may seem very straightforward. In some cases, it is. In others, however, the assistance of a seasoned attorney is critical. This is particularly true when one parent is unemployed or underemployed, owns a business or fails to report certain income.
- Spousal maintenance — Sometimes called “spousal support” or “alimony,” these payments are awarded at the court’s discretion or by agreement. The court will consider many factors, including the parties’ relative incomes, the length of the marriage and the established standard of living. Maintenance can either be temporary or permanent.
Have Your Circumstances Changed?
Life is full of change. A child support order or maintenance order that once worked for you may simply not be feasible or appropriate any more. The Washington courts recognize the need for modifications to some existing support orders.
If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances, our firm can advise you about adjusting the amount you pay or receive each month. This may be particularly important if:
- You have become unemployed.
- The other party has gained a much higher-paying job.
- The parenting plan/residential schedule changes.
- Your child becomes a legal adult.
Reach Out To Hanis Irvine Prothero
Our lawyers are here to answer your questions and diligently defend your financial interests. Give us a call at 253-520-5000 or 877-391-5319 to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys. You are also welcome to contact our Kent office online.
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