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Parents have a legal obligation to help support their children. When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay child support to the parent with whom the children live. If you have questions about child support law in Washington State, we encourage you to contact the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt to get advice on Spokane child support that is specific to your situation.


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What is Child Support?

Child support is a legal obligation that ensures both parents contribute to the financial well-being of their children after a separation or divorce. This support covers the child's basic needs, including housing, food, education, and healthcare. At the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt, we help our clients navigate the legal landscape surrounding child support, ensuring that the child's best interests are at the forefront of every decision.

How Is Child Support in Washington State Determined?

When setting child support, the court focuses on ensuring that children have enough to meet their needs for a place to live, clothes, daycare, food, and medical care. Washington State has a schedule for child support payments. This uses information about each parent's income to find the support amount for the number and ages of the children. There are situations in which the court will deviate from this basic support obligation.

Reasons for Child Support Deviation:

  • One parent supports other children
  • There is split custody or more than standard visitation
  • One parent is very wealthy
  • A child has special needs
  • There are other special circumstances

When making decisions regarding Spokane child support, the court looks at the entire situation. This requires disclosure of all household income, including your income, the income of a new spouse or live-in partner, and any other adults in your household. You must provide proof of income, such as current paystubs and tax returns. When the child has additional expenses such as daycare, education, or medical expenses not covered by insurance, each parent will pay a share.

What Age Do You Stop Paying Child Support?

One common question in child support cases is, "At what age do you stop paying child support?" In Washington, child support typically continues until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. However, there are exceptions, and our legal team is well-equipped to guide you through the intricacies of these cases.

Child support may extend beyond the standard age limit in certain circumstances, such as a child with special needs or pursuing higher education. The Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt is dedicated to ensuring that our clients are fully informed about their rights and responsibilities regarding the duration of child support. Our goal is to provide clarity and guidance throughout every legal process, offering peace of mind to our clients.

Post-Secondary Child Support

The court may order child support to continue when a child is enrolled in college or vocational school or the child will remain dependent due to a disability. It is essential to understand that most support orders do not cover post-secondary support, so you must request it before regular child support ends. Our Spokane child support attorney can advise you on this and other issues related to support payments.

Contact Our Spokane Child Support Attorney Today

Child support matters require a nuanced and experienced legal approach, and at the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt, we are committed to providing unparalleled advocacy for our clients in Spokane. Our legal team understands the sensitivity of family law matters and strives to achieve outcomes that prioritize the well-being of the children involved.

If you are facing child support issues or have questions about your rights and obligations, contact the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt. Our seasoned attorneys are ready to listen, advise, and advocate on your behalf, ensuring that your child's future is secure. Trust us to navigate the complexities of child support law with skill and dedication, providing you with the support you need during challenging times.


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