Skilled Family Lawyer Defending Vancouver Clients
If not handled properly, domestic legal issues can lead to a great deal of stress and anxiety for everyone involved. This is especially true if you and your partner have children, as kids are unlikely to fully understand the reasons for, and consequences of, any disagreement their parents might be having. At John L. Davis PLLC, we work quickly and professionally on behalf of our family law clients to protect the best interests of both them and their children.
No one enters a marriage with the intention of divorcing, but oftentimes divorce is the best path toward a brighter future for those involved. Whatever your reasons for the split, the team at John L. Davis PLLC will do everything in our power to help you get through this ordeal as painlessly and efficiently as possible. You may be ending your partnership, but you are not alone.
During a divorce, the most important issue separating partners face involves the wellbeing and future of their children. Washington courts prefer to award joint custody whenever possible, meaning that both parents will get to play a role in making these kinds of decisions. That said, sometimes custody may be granted to one parent alone. Regardless of the specifics of your situation, we will work tirelessly to obtain the child custody result you want and deserve.
In the event that only one parent is granted custody, the non-custodial parent becomes responsible for paying child support. A good family law attorney can help parents negotiate a child support settlement that best serves the needs of their children and ensure they don’t become exposed to financial instability as a result of the divorce. These matters can typically be resolved independently of the courts, which is far less expensive and time-consuming. However, if we must go to court to resolve the matter of child custody and support, going in prepared with a plan significantly increases the chances that both parties will walk away satisfied.
The only constant in life is change. Even if your custody or alimony agreement worked well for months or years, it is not at all unusual for circumstances to change to the extent that a modification becomes necessary. Common factors in modification requests include a change or loss in income, a mandatory job relocation, a change in benefits, or even behavioral changes in your children. Whatever your specific situation, you need a family law attorney who will represent your case in the best possible light.
Note: John L. Davis PLLC does not handle child support modifications, as these are typically dealt with according to the parenting plan and the state of Washington.
Professional & Compassionate Representation
When you hire Mr. Davis as your family law attorney, you’ll receive help filing the documents related to your case in a thorough, timely manner. We are committed to helping you obtain the results you desire, and we’ll go to bat for you during any hearings or other necessary court appearances. We’ve assisted Washington families with a wide range of domestic relations issues, including uncontested and contested divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and property division.