East Olympia Child Support Attorneys — 4 found

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  1. East Olympia Child Support Lawyer Michael Lee Dewitt

    Michael Dewitt

    I've been practicing law for over ten years, most of it in Thurston County, but also including Mason and Lewis Counties. Family law has always been my emphasis. Client satisfaction is... more
    Licensed for 14 years - $250/hour


  2. East Olympia Child Support Lawyer Gina Marie Bissell

    Gina Bissell

    I have been in private practice in Olympia since 1992, as an associate attorney and as principal of my own law firm. My practice emphasizes Family Law, Adoptions and Estate Planning. I... more
    Licensed for 23 years - $200-$250/hour


  3. East Olympia Child Support Lawyer Melissa Marie Denton

    Melissa Denton

    I've practiced family law in Thurston County since 1990 and absolutely love doing it. My favorite part of this work is creatively and compassionately helping clients find a way through... more
    Licensed for 26 years


  4. East Olympia Child Support Lawyer Kimberly Susan Reid

    Kimberly Reid

    I believe in a personal touch to practicing law. You won't get that "stuffy" lawyer feel from me. I strive to be down to earth and ensure that everyclient knows thatthey are getting... more
    Licensed for 9 years - $250/hour


Child Support

If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.