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Family law and relatives seeking visitation with minor children

Family legal issues in Spokane can take many forms and involve a great number of people. One dispute that frequently arises is custody and visitation of a dependent child from members of the family that are relatives, but not parents. It's important to know how the law views these issues before taking the matter up in court should there be an objection to the visitation occurring.

What is alimony and how is it determined in Washington State?

A common concern among people ending a marriage is how much alimony will be paid from the supporting spouse to the supported spouse. When it comes to family legal issues, this is one that constantly arises and is in dispute. Frequently, people who are getting a divorce will disagree on what should be paid -- if anything at all. The law is clear but flexible regarding alimony and this is true whether it's a high asset divorce or a divorce of more modest means.

Understanding the process of adoption in Washington State

Family law issues can be complicated in Washington State and it's important to understand the various factors that go into certain goals. One in particular is adoption. While it's a noble endeavor to take in a child who needs a home and loving family, there are legal hurdles that have to be overcome to complete the process successfully. Adoptive home study is one part that requires attention.

Judge issues decision in high-profile high asset divorce

In Washington State and across the country, there are a number of differences between a conventional set of family legal issues when a couple chooses to end their marriage and what is in dispute with a high asset divorce. Any divorce will have its difficulties due to property division, child custody concerns, spousal support and numerous other factors that will arise. If there are substantial assets that were part of the marriage, it's likely that both sides will do whatever they can to get as much as possible.

Can Washington State DCS help in a child custody issue?

A common issue that arises for couples who have parted ways in Washington State has to do with child support and custody. It is important to know the proper procedures and what the DCS can and cannot do before moving forward. People frequently wonder where they should turn in if there is a dispute with child support, custody or other family legal issues. Often, they make the mistake of thinking they should contact the Division of Child Support (DCS). DCS does not have the legal right to intervene in these situations.

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