Auburn, Washington Child Support and Custody Attorney

During divorce, your concern for your children’s financial well-being can increase the anxiety of an already painful experience. Attorney Valerie V. Staley can help you protect your children’s financial future as you divide your family into two households.

We help parents:

•    Understand child support guidelines
•    Negotiate child support through mediation
•    Litigate child support issues
•    Enforce  child support orders
•    Modify child support orders

Child support guidelines

Washington law has established general child support guidelines. We can help you establish the best possible financial arrangement within the framework of these guidelines. We help you structure the receipt or payment of support so you can best secure the financial future for yourself and your children.

Child support settlements through mediation

Through the structured process of mediation, you and your spouse can put aside your differences and focus on the one point about which you likely agree — your children’s well-being. We can help you create a support plan that equitably divides the financial obligations of raising your children.

Litigation of child support

Sometimes trial is necessary for you to receive the financial support your children deserve. With Valerie V. Staley, you have by your side a strong litigator who is prepared to stand up for your children’s right to a financially stable upbringing.

Enforcement of child support

Both parents share the responsibility of raising their children. If your former spouse fails to abide by legal obligations for your children’s financial support, we can induce the enforcement of your child support order.

Modification of child support

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If one parent suffers an injury or loses a job, fairness might dictate at least a temporary shift of financial burden to the other parent. We can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments to accommodate your changing financial circumstances.

Contact an Auburn, Washington family law attorney you can trust

Call Valerie V. Staley at 253-217-4468 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.