Heritage M. Filer concentrates her practice on representing clients with a variety... more
Heritage M. Filer concentrates her practice on representing clients with a variety of family law issues, including: dissolutions, legal separations, paternity, relocation of children, meretricious relationships, asset and debt division, child support, and issues regarding contempt of court motions.
I completed my business education and worked in corporate financial positions for 10... more
I completed my business education and worked in corporate financial positions for 10 years before attending law school. I graduated law school with honors and was a member of the law review. I joined a large law firm and was trained in complex litigation, including family law matters. In 1997 I opened my own office focusing on divorce and other family law matters. My cases are always high stake... view profile
My practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce/dissolution, legal... more
My practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce/dissolution, legal separation, domestic partnership dissolutions, parenting plan and child support modifications, adoption, child custody, and LGBT-specific legal issues. I approach my practice with an understanding of both the legal issues and the emotional toll involved in complex family law matters. I understand that each case is... view profile
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic... more
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic Violence. These are words that no one wants to hear. But if these are issues you must deal with right now, it is easier and wiser to face them with a compassionate and experienced family law attorney at your side. My goal is to provide my clients with diligent and supportive legal guidance during what may be a very try... 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.
Child Support Lawyers in cities near Mercer Island, WA