Dealing with family law issues such as divorce, custody, alimony, child support, and other legal matters 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 to clearly outline your options every step of the way.
There are two main ways to legally end your marriage: Mediation or a contested divorce. Mediation is a means of ending a marriage amicably. Mediation provides a third-party to help facilitate and agreement and is often the most effective way to decide important issues, such as child custody, child support, property division, and alimony in a way that saves you time and money. However, when an agreement cannot be reached through mediation, you may find yourself facing a volatile and emotional situation. Experienced divorce and family law attorney Linda Passey understands your rights and will protect them while guiding you through each step of the contested divorce process, making sure you clearly understand your options every step of the way.
One important issue that must be addressed in a divorce is alimony, also called 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 the standard of living during marriage, the length of the marriage, and the 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.
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. We will work closely with you to make sure that your child’s needs and overall well-being are honored in the most supportive way.
Financial support for children after your divorce is finalized 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 you and your children during all phases of the process.
Situations can arise after the divorce is finalized 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 payment; modifications of child support due to the child’s needs or the supporting parents’ work situations; any changes due to relocation; or other modifications of the current parenting plan.
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Since 1996, Linda Passey Law Offices has been proudly serving individuals and families in Marysville, Everett, and communities throughout Northwest Washington. Our mission is to work closely with each client to fully understand their needs and goals so that we can develop effective strategies for achieving successful outcomes. When you work with us, we will make sure that you understand all of your options so that you can make informed decisions with confidence