Family Law Mediation
Going to court with a family law case can be an expensive and emotionally devastating experience for all parties involved. If it can be reasonably avoided, then it should be. Family law mediation is one way that you might be able to keep your case out of the courtroom as it progresses.
Mediation involves both parties – like two divorcing parents – working with a neutral mediator to negotiate the terms of their family law case. During mediation, both parties agree to collaborate in good faith and toward a reasonable solution. If this is done with merit, then there will be a good chance that the mediation succeeds. If one party will not budge on one or more of the contended topics, then family law litigation might be necessary.
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You can depend on our family law attorneys for any sort of case and no matter where you live in the Pacific Northwest. We are here to make sure that your case moves toward a positive solution without stirring up more trouble for you and your family. This is what we have done for countless clients and across many years of practice, so we would like to get the chance to do the same for you, too.
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Family Law FAQ
Can my spouse pay my attorney fees in the family law case?
In some family law cases like divorces, one spouse might be ordered to pay the attorney fees of the other. This payment order usually happens if one party has no disposable income of their own, like a spouse who did not work while married.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
The time it takes to start and end a divorce will vary significantly from case to case. Many different factors will slow down or speed up the timeline, such as the value of marital assets, whether or not your spouse wants to cooperate, and so on. We cannot promise that your divorce or family law case will end by a certain time, but we can say that we will do whatever we can to remove obstacles and delays.
Why should I establish paternity?
In child custody and child support cases, the question of paternity can come up if it was never clear or exact. For example, a man might want to take a paternity test to establish child custody rights if his ex-spouse tries to say he is not the biological father of his child. Or a woman might want her ex-spouse to take a paternity test if he claims he is not the biological father and that is why he should not have to pay child support.
Do I need legal grounds to file for divorce?
No state requires you to give specific reasons when filing for a divorce. You can say that you have “irreconcilable differences” and leave it at that. However, if you do have specific reasons or grounds for filing a divorce petition, then you should tell our attorneys. It might come in handy when building your case later.
Do grandparents get visitation rights?
Family law courts typically agree that grandparents have an inherent right to visit and see their grandchildren. If your child is preventing you from seeing your grandchild, then you might have to take legal action through a visitation lawsuit.
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