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Don’t Let a Divorce or Paternity Case Leave You and Your Child in Despair

When it comes to divorces or questions of paternity in Washington State, there are oftentimes myriad of questions for parents on all sides of the table.

In the event you find yourself with questions as to what rights you and your children have, reaching out to a Seattle family law attorney is your best bet.

A family law attorney in Seattle can help guide you through the intricacies of the court system, putting you in the best position possible to get the just compensation you and your children need and deserve.

Among the typical questions:

  • How do I go about getting the ball rolling on filing paperwork? Check with the courts to see what needs to be filled out, what the timetable is for doing that, and what you may or may not be entitled to from the child’s other parent;
  • Are there financial limits as to how much my children (and I) are entitled to? This matter is usually determined by looking at how much income the other parent has etc. It will also depend on the age of your children. Be sure to provide your family law attorney with any and all pertinent information regarding your finances and those that you know of with the other parent;
  • Can the other parent’s wages be garnished –yes;
  • Can the other parent be held for back child support? – That is a possibility in paternity cases, and in cases where there is an order of support in place, but the other parent has not been paying the ordered support. Otherwise, the court only has jurisdiction to order support back until the date the petition was filed. Once again, be sure to be as up to date and accurate in reporting all the pertinent financial records and times you were with this individual.

As you try and navigate your way through the sometimes difficult world of understanding child support, be sure to get legal help in Seattle to stand by your side.

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