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Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family
Review: “Lynn did a great job for us!!! She kept us out of a really bad situation, and was able to solve our challenge without going to court. I would highly recommend her without hesitation for anyone looking for family law, cust...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Family, Marriage & Prenuptials, Mediation
Anthony Zorich is an associate with McKinley Irvin and practices out of the firm’s Puyallup and Tacoma offices. From 2013-2014, he was distinguished by Washington Super Lawyers® to the list of “Rising Stars.” He has experience handling a number of...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
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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.