Washington Child Support Lawyers
Pursuing Fair Child Support Arrangements for Our Clients
Child support cases can arise under a variety of family law circumstances, such as a divorce, paternity, non-parental custody, relocation, and parenting plan modifications. In fact, family law courts are legally obligated to ensure that a suitable support plan is established if a child is involved in a family law case. This is to ensure that parents adequately support their own children rather than the state taxpayers.
Child support cases are often complex, requiring representation from a knowledgeable lawyer. The child support lawyers at McKinley Irvin have represented hundreds of clients in a wide variety of child support cases. Our firm can assist you with establishing a child support arrangement, modifying a preexisting child support order, and/or enforcing child support obligations.
Calculating Child Support
The amount of child support that the paying parent is required to provide is calculated with a statutory formula. To find an estimate for how much child support your case would warrant, visit the Washington State Child Support Calculator provided by Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
In Washington, the primary factor for determining child support is both parents' net income. Determining net income is fairly simple in the case of W-2 wage earners with no additional sources of income. Determining net income can become significantly more complex when the party is unemployed, underemployed, a business owner, or receives an irregular income.
To arrive at a fair child support resolution, you need a lawyer who will go to great lengths to obtain the necessary documents that accurately establish net income. At McKinley Irvin, our attorneys have achieved countless successful case outcomes for clients, even when net income was difficult to prove.
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