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Child Support

At O'Brian & Associates, our lawyers are dedicated to zealously representing you in all child support proceedings. We believe that paying or gaining the correct amount and regular payments of child support are beneficial to your child's upbringing.

If you are going through a divorce or have a child and want to receive child support payments, we encourage you to contact us today. We serve clients on the Eastside and throughout Greater Seattle.

How Does The Support Calculation Work?

In Washington State, child support must be calculated before a decree (example: dissolution, legal separation, paternity) may be entered. But entering the right amount of support is not the only important factor. It is critically important to your future welfare, and the financial welfare of your children, that thoughtful consideration is given to each part of the child support order that will be entered with the court.

There are many traps for the unwary and inexperienced. We have represented thousands of clients in establishing child support obligations. Our firm handles cases involving underemployed individuals, unemployed individuals, income situations that are difficult to prove, self-employment income, high income, etc. We have the experience you need.

Child Support Enforcement And Adjustment

It is unfortunate, but many people fail to follow the terms of their child support order. We have represented clients pursuing enforcement actions, contempt actions and other litigation for back child support, as well as defending against such actions.

Parents often fail to adjust child support as required in their order or under the current child support laws. As a result, they overpay or underpay child support. Child support adjustments may be made every few years, with new worksheets and new orders being created.

Washington State child support laws were designed to provide for more than the basic level of child support. For example, our child support attorneys represent clients in cases involving long-distance transportation, extracurricular activities, private education, extraordinary medical expenses and post-secondary educational expenses such as college.

If you need to establish a support order or enforce a support order, contact an experienced lawyer at O'Brian & Associates. Call (425) 276-7677 or complete the form online.

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