Raising a child is expensive, from paying for schooling and extracurricular activities to clothes, food, healthcare and other basic needs. Both parents have legal responsibilities to their child, and neither should be made to take on more than their fair share of the costs following a divorce. At Ouren Law, I negotiate and enforce fair arrangements for the financial care of children. When clients in Washington find themselves in a child support battle, I leave no stone unturned as I work to demonstrate each parent’s financial ability and the needs of their children. My priority is to achieve a settlement or decision that keeps your child safe and secure.
At Ouren Law, I take a hands-on approach to address the needs of each and every client. Dedicated to helping parents understand and assert their rights, I handle even the most complicated child support conflicts. Drawing on my experience and knowledge of case law, I provide the following services:
I will thoroughly explain Washington child support guidelines and how they apply to you. My aim is to keep clients informed and empowered at every step, so that they know what their children are entitled to and what they can expect out of the legal process.
Children do best when their parents can be respectful of one another. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can often put aside their differences and focus on a topic on which they tend to agree — the importance of their child’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. As a skilled negotiator, I can guide the process toward equitable solutions that save time and money.
Sometimes trial is necessary to obtain the financial support your child deserves. I meticulously prepare for litigation and am unrelenting in fighting for your child’s right to a financially stable upbringing. If your child’s other parent tries to evade crucial financial obligations, Ouren Law can compel the enforcement of your child support order. However, judges understand that a lost job or serious injury can render a parent unable to pay child support. When your circumstances change, I can petition the court for a modification to the support order.
When it comes to your child’s financial well-being, securing the services of a committed and knowledgeable attorney is crucial to achieving a positive outcome in a child support case. Call Ouren Law at 509-783-5759 or contact me online today to schedule a consultation at my Kennewick office.