Lacey Child Support Lawyers — 4 found

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  1. Lacey 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
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    8.2

  2. Lacey Child Support Lawyer Christina Ann Meserve

    Christina Meserve Pro

    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... more
    Licensed for 37 years - $350-$375/hour
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    10.0

  3. Lacey Child Support Lawyer Philip L Kratz

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    Mr. Kratz knows the importance of getting child support calculated correctly.
    Licensed for 18 years - $250/hour
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    6.9

    360-352-7199
  4. Lacey Child Support Lawyer Kevin Charles Meserve

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    Kevin's practice focuses primarily on family law, divorce, and child custody. He also has experience defending clients facing criminal misdemeanor charges.
    Licensed for 1 year
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    5.7

    360-943-6747

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.