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Child Support Enforcement Lawyers in Washington

The Washington child support lawyers at McKinley Irvin can help you whether you need to establish a child support order, enforce one, or have been served with a child support action. Either a private party or the State can file child support enforcement actions in Washington.

The various methods available for child support enforcement can include:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Liens on property, such as homes or vehicles
  • Attachment to bank accounts, lawsuits settlements, unemployment benefits, etc.
  • Suspension of occupational of driver's license

At McKinley Irvin, we have negotiated and litigated on behalf of parties seeking back support judgments, as well as those defending against such actions. We also have experience in cases brought by the State through the prosecutor's office or Department of Child Support.

Enforcing Out-of-State and International Support Judgments

Each state in the United States has adopted what is called the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

The purpose of the UIFSA:

  • Provide the latitude to enforce support judgments made in other states and even orders made in other countries.
  • In addition to enforcement, the UIFSA also allows the court to impose a new judgment for any unpaid child support.

If your Washington child support case involves a support arrangement enacted in another state or country, the child support attorneys at McKinley Irvin are prepared to help.

Selecting a Washington Child Support Enforcement Lawyer

Family law issues are among the most sensitive legal issues a person can face. When children are involved, these cases can become even more delicate. Whether you need to enforce a child support order, or have been served one, we invite you to contact our firm. A member of our support staff will be able to connect you with the lawyer best suited to meet your needs.

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