Christina Meserve has been practicing family law in the same Olympia location since... more
Christina Meserve has been practicing family law in the same Olympia location since 1979. She is the only Thurston County attorney admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is one of very few divorce attorneys to be awarded the prestigious "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. She has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazin... view profile
I've practiced family law in Thurston County since 1990 and absolutely love doing it.... more
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 divorce or child custody/support issues with the least emotional and financial damage. Much of my practice is aimed at people who really don't want to destroy the other side or themselves. We work together to res... view profile
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.