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Defending Mothers' Rights in Washington State

Professional women and divorce is a growing issue due to the dramatic change in the workforce over the last 30 years. More women now pursue executive and high-level careers, often turning to marriage and motherhood later in life. Women also now earn more than they used to and this has resulted in a shifting dynamic about who the traditional breadwinner is and who has more power in a relationship.

These tensions and other issues have led to an increase in professional women and divorce actions going hand in hand. At Alpine Family Law, we are keenly aware of the special considerations that must be made when helping these types of clients.

If you are in this class of professional women and divorce is something you are considering or need advice about, we encourage you to give us a call today to address your concerns. Our attorneys serve clients on the Eastside and in Greater Seattle.

Resolving Property Division Issues

We routinely help professional women in all types of industries in Washington, including Microsoft and other large companies, in order to evaluate their options and take legal steps to protect the following types of complex assets during a divorce action:

  • Asset protection and division
  • 401(k), pension and other retirement benefit valuations
  • Stock options and stock award valuations

We understand how important it is to protect what you have worked toward and not let your spouse or a court penalize you for pursuing your career. Our lawyers can help you negotiate a creative custody arrangement that takes into account your work schedule, and we know how to be strategic when it comes to the issue of support.

We also work with mothers who gave up a promising career to raise their children. Our attorneys know how to take this into account when negotiating for your future and your needs. We believe in thinking outside the box to arrive at agreements that take into account your short- and long-term goals.

We also will aggressively represent you in and out of court, no matter which avenue we choose to use in arriving at a fair and equitable settlement agreement, whether that's through mediation or traditional negotiation techniques.

Protecting Your Rights as a Mother

At Alpine Family Law, we understand the unique challenges and concerns that mothers face in family law cases. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and advocating for your best interests throughout the legal process.

When it comes to child custody and parenting time, we are committed to helping you establish a parenting plan that prioritizes the well-being and best interests of your children. We will work closely with you to understand your goals and concerns, and develop a strategy that supports your desired outcome.

In addition to custody matters, we also have extensive experience in resolving property division issues. We understand the importance of ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets and debts, and will fight to protect your financial interests.

But don't just take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say about their experiences working with us. Our testimonials section features stories from satisfied clients who have entrusted us with their cases and achieved successful outcomes.

If you're ready to take the next step in protecting your rights as a mother, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Contact our team at Alpine Family Law today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case in detail.

Making Good Decisions

Contact us today and let us be a trusted resource in protecting your assets and your future. Call (425) 276-7677 or complete our email form.

For additional valuable information about professional women confronting divorce, please see:

  • Divorce Among Professional Women by Karen Pinkert-Lieb. The article is also set forth at (Schiller DuCanto & Flect LLP, a Chicago family law firm).
  • Women M.B.A.s More Likely To Divorce Than Men (Wall Street Journal)
  • Study: Women Who Make More, Divorce More by Megan Gibson

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the rights of mothers in Washington State?

Mothers in Washington State have the same legal rights as fathers when it comes to child custody, visitation, and decision-making. The court's primary consideration is the best interests of the child, and gender is not a determining factor in custody cases.

Can a mother lose custody of her child?

In certain circumstances, a mother can lose custody of her child. This can happen if the court determines that the mother is unfit or unable to provide a safe and stable environment for the child. However, the court's decision is based on the individual circumstances of the case and is not solely based on gender.

What factors does the court consider in child custody cases involving mothers?

The court considers various factors in child custody cases involving mothers, including the child's best interests, the mother's ability to provide for the child's physical and emotional needs, the mother's relationship with the child, and any history of domestic violence or substance abuse. The court aims to ensure the child's safety and well-being.

Can a mother receive child support?

Yes, a mother can receive child support from the child's other parent. Child support is calculated based on various factors, including the income of both parents, the needs of the child, and the custody arrangement. It is important to consult with a family law attorney to ensure that child support is properly calculated and enforced.

What rights do mothers have during divorce proceedings?

Mothers have the right to legal representation, the right to present their case to the court, and the right to seek a fair division of marital assets. They also have the right to request child custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the child. It is important for mothers to work with an experienced family law attorney to protect their rights during divorce proceedings.

How can a mother protect her rights in a divorce?

To protect her rights in a divorce, a mother should consult with a family law attorney who specializes in divorce and custody cases. The attorney can provide guidance on legal strategies, help negotiate a fair settlement, and represent the mother's interests in court if necessary. It is important for the mother to gather relevant documents and evidence to support her case and communicate openly with her attorney.

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