Dissolutions and Family Law

Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

If you are in need of financial assistance to support yourself either during your divorce or after your divorce is finalized, you may be entitled to spousal maintenance. 

Spousal Maintenanice is determined by on a case by case basis. The will look at several factors including the financial needs of each spouse, each spouses' income and their ability to earn income, as well as the assets of the marital community. 



Parenting Plans and Child Custody

Child Custody is often the most personal and difficult part of any family law or divorce case. It is important to understand that you do not have to go at these issues alone. 

It is also important to understand that no two cases are the exact same in custody disputes. Our goal is to fight for your rights to custody and visitation. We look at all of your facts and advocate for a plan that fits the needs of the party while maintaining the paramount concern, your child(ren). 

Property and Liabilities/Debt

It is important that your attorney understand how marital assets and debts are divided. While Washington is a community property state, that does not mean that a 50/50 settlement will always occur. 

In Washington all property is before the Court for a just and equitable distribution. Because of this rule, there are often substantial disputes over assets and debt. Our goal is to craft a legal position which is most advantageous to you and meets your goals. 

Relocation

If you are moving outside your school district or even farther, and you have a parenting plan in place, relocation will become a major issue for you. Often overlooked in Family Law disputes until the time arises, relocation can often be a sensitive subject. 

While the Court presumes that a relocation will be granted, the presumption does not always hold. This is because the legislature has enacted several statutes which factor in the determination. 

Whichever side you are on, we can assist you in reaching your goals. 


Marital Planning

Marital Planning can often be a touch subject because frankly "why would you want a lawyer to get involved with your marriage?" 

It is a common question that is often asked. The answer is simple: Protection. At Chin Legal Group, it is important to us that our clients are protected from any potential planning pitfalls. It is important to us that not only you have a healthy, happy and prosperous marriage, but that you protect yourself should the need arise. 

Child Support

Child Support is not about you, it is about your child. It is important that a support order covers all statutory aspects of support including (1) The base support amount, (2) Medical Insurance, (3) childcare, and other costs. At Chin Legal Group, PLLC we can assist in all parts of this.