All Areas of Family Law

Dealing with family law issues such as divorce, custody, alimony, child support, and other legal areas can be difficult. We understand the emotional challenges you are facing. By calling our office, you are enlisting the help of a private practice that will take your needs into account and provide the guidance necessary at each step to clearly outline your options.

Washington Family Law Attorney

The area of family law is a project. The mission of the Linda Passey Law Offices is to guide you through the complexities and options of your process in a manner that protects your interests and preserves the emotional health of your family.

Family Law encompasses a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to:

    • Mediation – Mediation is a means of ending a marriage amicably. Mediation provides a third party to help facilitate an agreement and is often the best way to decide important issues such as child custody and support, property division and alimony in a way that saves time and money.
    • Contested Divorce – When an agreement can’t be reached regarding issues in a divorce, it can be a very volatile and emotional situation. Experienced divorce attorney Linda Passey understands your rights and will protect them while guiding you through each step of the process with a clear understanding of your options.
    • Spousal Support/Alimony – One important issue that must be addressed in a divorce is spousal support. Many forms of alimony exist. Who will pay alimony and what the amount will be depend on a number of factors such as standard of living during marriage, the length of the marriage, and financial resources of each party. Alimony can also be awarded as temporary support or permanent support. Alimony is separate from child support, but child support is often considered when determining alimony payments.
    • Child Custody – This can be one of the most emotionally charged issues in a divorce. There are many forms of custody including legal custody, which refers to a parents right to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, and physical custody, which determines where a child will live the majority of the time.
    • Child Support – Financial support for children after divorce can have a tremendous impact on their well-being and your financial situation moving forward. Linda Passey is an experienced child support attorney dedicated to protecting the interests of your children during all phases of the process.
    • Domestic Violence – Abuse of any kind between family members, spouses or ex-spouses, household members or people in a romantic relationship falls under domestic violence. If you have been abused or falsely accused of abuse, it is important to protect yourself. These issues can become especially complicated during times of divorce or custody.
    • Adoption – Adoption is the legal process that allows parents and children to begin a new life together. Working with a qualified and caring adoption attorney will help to ease the stress of the process and ensure approval by the court. We approach each adoption with personalized care and pride ourselves on helping families of all types to successfully build a solid family.
    • Modifications – Situations can arise after divorce that requires either party to modify a standing agreement. These can include job loss, promotion, or other factors that might terminate, change or increase alimony payments, modifications of child support due to the child’s needs or the supporting parents work situations, and any changes due to relocation or other modifications of the current parenting plan.

We also offer experienced legal representation in Child Protective Services issues. This can be a highly emotional area and can have a significant impact on the children involved. It is critical to work with a knowledgeable CPS lawyer like Linda Passey to ensure the best possible outcome.

To speak with a dedicated family law attorney, call Linda Passey at (360) 653-6902 or simply fill out the form to the right for a prompt reply.

Linda Passey Law Offices