Child support can be an especially difficult issue for parents to agree upon. Fortunately, Washington State’s child support laws take much of the guess work out of the process and applies a formulaic approach to setting child support. However, there remains many factual considerations that could affect child support and it is important to ensure that all circumstances are considered in reaching a fair and appropriate child support payment.
Important issues in child support cases include: (1) correct calculation of incomes – this can be more difficult than it sounds if a party is self-employed or has passive income from a source other than employment; (2) the special needs of a child involved; (3) the payment of health insurance premiums for children; (4) the residential schedule of a child – if the parents equally share residential time of a child it can have a significant impact on child support; and (5) the payment of uninsured health care costs and other expenses such as extracurricular activities. We can help you understand how the unique facts of your case might affect the amount of child support you either pay or receive.
At Harbor Family Law we have successfully negotiated or litigated many child support orders of behalf of both the obligee (the parent receiving child support) and the obligor (the parent paying child support). Regardless of whether you are receiving child support or paying child support, we have the experience and knowledge to help you understand your rights and obligations – and to ensure that you are treated fairly.
Let us help you understand your rights and obligations with respect to child support and also help ensure that a fair amount of child support is established in your case.
Experience on Your Side
Chris Maharry has been practicing family law in the South Sound since 2003 and brings nearly two decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of child support cases. We understand exactly what can affect child support and how to get the crucial information to make sure what you pay or receive is fair given your circumstances. It is our goal to bring our clients through the process with efficiency, effectiveness, compassion and cost-sensitivity.
Managing Your Legal Separation Case in A Cost-Effective Manner
We focus our practice exclusively on family law. This narrow focus has allowed us to develop not only extensive knowledge in the area of family law, but also business practices making us as efficient as possible, which keeps our clients’ costs to a minimum while maintaining a high level of representation. We cannot guarantee the cost of fees involved in any legal case; however, all our work is performed with the goal of being effective and efficient.
Area of Coverage
We serve clients in child support cases throughout the Pierce, Kitsap, South King, and Thurston County areas.