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  • Ann Farnsworth Family Law Office is here to provide Family Law services for the
    moderate income population with a mind towards children, their peace
    of mind and future adjustments after litigation.

  • The law says that both parents must contribute to the cost of raising their children. You cannot bargain away this responsibility.

  • Family Law concerns a host of authorities, agencies and groups which participate in or influence the outcome of private disputes or social decisions.

Family & Divorce Attorney in Spokane, WA

Working through a family conflict can be an emotionally charged, financially crippling, lengthy process that is best resolved with the help of a professional attorney. The child support, child custody attorneys here at Ann Farnsworth Law Office know that children's needs come first and work with our clients every step of the way to reach an amicable solution whenever possible. The rights and obligations associated with a family unit are some of the most sacred, both in society and people's personal lives. All our clients are treated with attentiveness, compassion and personalized service from start to finish. The family lawyers are here to help you get through this ordeal and move one with your life.

Divorce doesn't happen in a vacuum, and the whole family may feel its negative repercussions. Everything changes, which may be good but it won't be easy. There are so many things to consider, from the division of property, bank accounts, custody of children and even the family pets.A life that may have seemed solid is suddenly turned on its axis, and everything is 'up for grabs'.

Washington family courts make final decisions in child custody cases based what is in the best interests of the child. We work tirelessly to defend our clients' positions and prove that their desire to either have custody or give up custody, is in fact, in the best interest of the child.We work with families to put together Parenting Plans that are both fair and justified and from which, the children benefit.In custody cases where both parents are deemed unfit or are unwilling, a non-parental custody action is filed.In such cases, another family member such as a grandparent or an aunt or uncle may receive legal custody of the minors.

Child support can be a sensitive issue and is a cause of much distress in a family separation proceeding.Having this issue escalate to a courtroom opens both parents' finances to scrutiny and invasion of privacy.This matter, in fact, all delicate matters such as this, are best settled with only the attorneys present.Child support is determined by applying the net income of both parents to a child support chart developed by the legislature used to determine how much it would cost to raise your child at your specific income level. It is a straightforward process unless there are issues in determining income or deductible expenses. In such cases, once the child support attorney has obtained all the necessary information, she will calculate an appropriate child support amount for your family and support that calculation in court.

Spousal support is when a higher earning former spouse makes regular payments to the other to maintain their standard of living. It is not permanent and is determined by the length of the marriage. Additionally, clauses are usually added to the paperwork that terminate spousal support obligations when the other spouse remarries or starts receiving another source offinancial support. A spousal support lawyer works with the client to determine an accurate amount to be paid based on the 'ability to pay' of their spouse.

Ann Farnsworth Law Offices is located near the Courthouse complex in Spokane, WA but also serves the entire greater Spokane area.