The thought and stress of filing for divorce, dealing with child custody or spousal support, visitation, third-party adoptions and similar family law issues can be overwhelming for many people. Having an experienced lawyer in your corner is invaluable. Simply put, few people can handle their family law situations themselves. You need help and representation. Since 1997, Lutz & Associates, P.S., has been representing clients with family law issues and divorce proceedings.
One of our experienced family law attorneys will review your case with you. You may sometimes work with one of our highly qualified paralegals or support staff. But you will always have an attorney in charge of your case to make sure it is headed in the right direction. Do not be intimidated by your family law case. Let us represent you and stand beside you to help create a positive result to your case when possible.
Will I have to pay or receive spousal maintenance?
This depends on many factors. You will need to consult with an attorney who can discuss your case with you and determine whether this would apply.
If I am a grandparent, do I have rights?
Generally, no. There are, however, some minor exceptions.
How do you know when you need a family lawyer?
If you have any sort of legal issue related to your family, it is time to speak with a lawyer. You have the option of trying to handle matters yourself, but this could end up taking much more time and expense than it would if you just hired an attorney. Your Washington family law attorney will know how to navigate the legal steps while protecting your rights.
What is considered family law?
Family law refers to a broad spectrum of legal matters that impact individuals and their families. Some common issues that fall under the umbrella of family law include:
- Asset and debt division
- Child custody
- Child support
- Grandparents’ rights
- Domestic abuse
These issues often overlap with one another in complex ways. For example, a divorce often goes hand in hand with a child custody dispute.
What to look for in a family law attorney?
You should have an attorney who has extensive experience handling family law. When you meet with potential law firms, you should get a sense of whether your attorney’s personality clicks with yours. Consider whether your Washington family lawyer will be able to provide one-on-one attention to your needs. And depending on your situation, you might also want an attorney who has experience with litigation and appeals.
Can family law decisions be appealed?
In most cases, yes. If you believe that the judgment you received was unfair or unlawful, you have the right to file an appeal in a higher court. Be aware, though, as it is rare to have a prior verdict overturned. Generally, when a judge issues a decision, it remains final. This does not mean that you should give up hope – speak with a family lawyer about your options.
Contact Lutz & Associates, P.S. For Trusted Support
Whether you face divorce or paternity concerns, our experienced attorneys and qualified staff are dedicated to focusing on your specific situation. Let us assist you in making sure your rights are preserved throughout your legal proceedings.