Child Support Enforcement
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.