Family Law Attorney
Navigating the complex maze of family law can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to go through it alone. As a premier family law attorney in Washington, our firm is here to guide you every step of the way.
What is Family Law?
Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. Attorneys practicing family law can represent clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations, and can also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or property agreements. Family law is a multifaceted discipline that intersects with various other fields like tax, real estate, and criminal law.
In essence, family law encompasses all legal matters related to the family unit. From prenuptial agreements to divorce proceedings, child custody battles to the division of assets, family law addresses the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of family members. The complexities of these issues require a sensitive, knowledgeable, and strategic approach. Thus, a family law attorney plays a crucial role in guiding individuals, couples, and families through the legal intricacies of their unique situations.
When you choose to work with a family law attorney, you're not just getting legal support. You're gaining a partner who will care about your concerns and is dedicated to your side of the story.
Welcome to The Levey Law Group: Washington’s Premier Family Law Attorneys
We understand. The path you’re on now, navigating the complexities of family law, is not one you planned to walk. You may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, and anxious about the future. We get it because we’ve walked this path with countless others before you.
At The Levey Law Group, we’re more than just legal experts – we’re your advocates, your confidants, and your guides. We know that behind every case number is a real person facing real challenges, and we believe you deserve to feel heard, understood, and supported.
Our promise to you is simple: we’ll take on the legal jargon, the paperwork, and the courtroom battles. We’ll break down complex legal issues into clear, understandable information. And most importantly, we’ll do it all with unwavering respect for your unique journey.
Why trust us? Because we’re not just about winning cases; we’re about changing lives. Our team of accomplished lawyers has decades of experience in Washington State’s family law system. We’ve seen it all, and we’ve helped families like yours find hope, resolution, and peace amidst the chaos.
But don’t just take our word for it. Explore our site, read the stories of people we’ve helped, and when you’re ready, let’s talk. No pressure, no legalese, just a conversation about how we can help you navigate this challenging time.
Comprehensive Family Law Services in Washington
Our team of experienced family law attorneys can assist you in a wide range of legal matters, including:
No case is too complicated for us. We’re committed to providing personalized and effective legal solutions tailored to your unique situation.
Hiring Us As Your Family Lawyer
Our Problem-Solving Approach
At The Levey Law Group, we adopt a problem-solving approach with every case we handle. We understand that family law matters are not just legal issues; they’re deeply personal challenges that require sensitive handling. Our strategy is to listen first, understand your unique situation and then provide a personalized approach.
Family disputes can often be emotionally charged and complex. Our approach is to minimize conflict where possible, focusing on negotiation and mediation to find the most peaceful resolution. However, if litigation becomes necessary, we are more than capable of representing your best interests in court.
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What You Gain With The Levey Law Group
You might be tempted to navigate the process alone. However, the benefits of hiring an experienced family law attorney cannot be overstated. With The Levey Law Group you will have:
A family law attorney safeguards your rights, ensuring you’re not taken advantage of during legal proceedings.
A Legal Expert Attorneys have extensive knowledge of family law, down to local level, providing accurate legal advice and guidance.
Objective Advice An objective viewpoint during emotionally charged situations, allowing you to make rational decisions.
Paperwork and Filing Accuracy Mistakes or errors on paperwork can have a detrimental impact on your case.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law
In Washington State, divorce grounds are straightforward. It operates under a “no-fault” system, meaning no wrongdoing needs to be proven. Instead, one partner states the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” This reduces conflict, making the process less adversarial. Physical separation isn’t required initially, offering flexibility for couples. While fault isn’t considered in granting a divorce, it may affect property division or spousal support.
When it comes to spousal maintenance and property division in Washington State, it’s important to know that the state operates under a “no-fault” system. This means that factors like infidelity or misconduct don’t directly affect alimony awards or property division.
For alimony, or spousal maintenance in Washington, several factors are considered. It ultimately depends on one spouse needing financial assistance and the other being able to provide it. The court considers the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, and the financial resources of both parties. There’s no fixed rule for the duration of maintenance, but judges often award maintenance for around 20-33% of the marriage’s length.
Regarding property division, Washington follows community property law, meaning assets and debts acquired during the marriage are joint property. However, it’s not always a simple 50/50 split. The law requires a fair and equitable distribution, which may not be equal. Factors like the nature and extent of community property, duration of the marriage, and economic circumstances of each spouse are considered.
Remember, these are general guidelines and the specifics can vary depending on your situation. It’s best to consult a legal professional to fully understand your rights and options.
Navigating child custody complexities can be an emotional and challenging journey. In Washington State, the court’s focus is on the child’s best interests. The judge examines each parent’s relationship with the children, considering factors like the bond and ability to provide a stable environment. Parents are expected to present a parenting plan outlining how they will share responsibilities.
Joint custody is not automatically granted and is assessed based on the child’s age, maturity, and reasonable wishes. Unmarried parents default to the mother’s custody, but the father still has rights. Each family’s situation is unique, and the court carefully considers specifics before deciding. Seek advice from a legal professional for the best decisions.