Family Law Attorney
Legal disputes relating to your relationship with your partner and your children can be both complex and emotionally devastating.
Our law office can help navigate these challenges on your behalf in a way that serves your best interests and those of your children.
Attorney David Partovi in Spokane, WA, can help in difficult family law matters, protecting the best interests of you and your kids.
Understanding Family Law Services How Can a Family Law Attorney Help Me?
The term "family law" is used to cover a wide range of issues related to marriage, civil unions, adoption, and domestic relations. When people hire a lawyer for a family law matter, it's often to help draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or to assist with the dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership.
Licensed to practice in Washington State, attorney David Partovi and his team can assist you with all aspects of family law.
Types of Family Law Cases Our Firm Can Address
To better serve the needs of our clients, our Spokane, WA, family law practice offers representation in the following matters:
Protect Your Family, Assets, and Livelihood Our Goals for Family Law Clients
Maintain Your Relationship With Your ChildrenDivorce, custody, relocation, and other matters will affect how much time you can spend with your children. Mr. Partovi can help establish an agreement that allows you to maintain a relationship and provide the nurturing they need.
Hold On to Your Most Valuable PropertyMany types of property are subject to division during a divorce. As a skilled and fair attorney, Mr. Partovi can help clients lay claim to what rightfully belongs to them, distinguishing separate assets and debts from marital property.
Mitigate the Impact on Your Quality of LifeSpousal maintenance and child support require careful execution to ensure that recipients experience a fulfilling quality of life. Mr. Partovi makes certain that these financial arrangements benefit the children while being fair to the parents.
Request a Free Family Law Consultation Contact Attorney David Partovi and His Team Today
When possible, we aim to maintain an amicable exchange with your former spouse and their legal representation, but we will not hesitate to be strong advocates for you and your children.
Mr. Partovi is proud to be affiliated with:
- Washington State Bar Association
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
- United States District Court for the District of Idaho
Contact Partovi Law in Spokane, WA, for more information about divorce and other family law concerns. Our staff is here to take your call at any hour on any day.
An Attorney Who Puts You and Your Children First Our Client-Focused Approach Creates 5-Star Results
"I know in my heart that the parents they represent are in the right hands and it brings me comfort to know that there are truly good people out there fighting for the best interests of children that oftentimes cannot have their voices heard or feelings validated." Charles Jensen
Meaningful Results in Family Law Cases An Example of Partovi Law in Action
David Partovi was involved in a notable family law case involving the custody of a client's children. The father of the client's children convinced a judge that he had the right to remove their children from her home.
Mr. Partovi and a paralegal took this child custody dispute to trial and got the judge to admit that he had made his initial ruling incorrectly.
This is just one of many examples of how Partovi Law puts you and your child's best interests first.
Free Consultations Get Sound Legal Advice
Family-related legal issues can be expensive. Partovi Law offers complimentary consultations so you can go over your situation with a qualified legal professional. This means that for no cost, you can speak with a trustworthy lawyer who will answer questions about family legal matters in plain language and help you figure out your next steps.
Are Your Family Dynamics Changing? Our Family Law Attorney Can Help
Regardless of whether your divorce involves children, it can be a difficult process to navigate if you don't have a lawyer who has your best interests in mind. Our Spokane family lawyer can help. Practicing in Washington, Mr. Partovi has helped numerous families facing difficult decisions see a brighter future.
Our legal team is here for you as your family transitions into this new phase. Contact our Spokane, WA, law firm to request your free consultation.
An Attorney Who Puts Your Needs First A Trusted Family Law Office in Spokane, WA
I'm the opposing party and giving them 5 stars should say something. Dave Partovi is one of the very few lawyers I've known to be honest, genuinely caring and respectful to all parties involved. He's earns his wins with integrity and hard work not with lies and dirty tricks. If he wasn't my ex's lawyer already, I'd hire him in a second. Thanks to Dave, my distaste for lawyers is a little less each day.View on Google
My attorneys and paralegal became part of my family as they walked me through the worst experience in my life. Always very professional, caring and understanding, willing to listen and push me in the right direction. I would highly recommend them to everyone.View on Google
Written Agreements Can Save Time and Headaches What Our Lawyer Can Do for You Before and After Marriage
Our attorney's team in Spokane can help couples create legally binding contracts before or after they get married.
If one or both members of the marriage have significant assets or have heirs in mind, they can put these decisions into writing with a prenuptial agreement. These contracts are made before marriage and layout plans if there is ever a divorce.
Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements but are signed after a marriage is formed. A postnuptial agreement can also help couples who live separately but want to remain married.
Divorces can be overwhelming, especially without representation. Trying to navigate property division, child custody, child support, and all the other issues divorce can involve can cause immeasurable stress and result in an arrangement that compromises your livelihood and access to your children.
Our Spokane family law attorney can fight for an outcome that serves the best interests of your children and yourself.
Division of Property
Washington is a community property state, meaning all assets and debts accumulated during a marriage belong to both spouses. A former spouse may wind up with a combination of assets and debts after the divorce is finalized.
Who Gets What?
The split isn't always going to be 50/50 since numerous factors are considered when divvying up the accrued assets and debts. This includes earning potential following a divorce case and who will be the custodial parent of any minor children.
High-value assets could be at stake, including businesses, real estate, and retirement accounts or savings. Our Spokane, WA, law office can help you protect these high-value assets and ensure there are no holdings that are being concealed.
Also known as alimony, spousal maintenance may be paid during the divorce proceedings and also for a specified amount of time after a divorce is finalized. Maintenance payments will factor in assets and debts a spouse gets from the divorce.
Legal Separation A Divorce Alternative
In the state of Washington, married couples can file for legal separation as an alternative to divorce. In a legal separation, a couple still divides their property and makes parenting arrangements, but they remain legally married with their tax and insurance benefits intact. Our lawyer can let you know if this is a better option for your situation.
A Former Client Shares His Experience We Can Help You Through the Divorce Process
"David Partovi is awesome. He gave me really good information and advice on what to do with my divorce. I also like the fact that he is straightforward with everything." Kameron Danforth
Rather than using the terms like "child custody" and "visitation," the state of Washington refers to these arrangements as parenting plans.
Protecting your child's best interests is the most important factor when going through a divorce or separation. Our family attorney fights for you and your child so you can both have the best possible future.
How Washington State Determines Custody of a Child
Two state statutes are essential for parenting plan agreements:
Revised Code of Washington 26.09.184
Outlines the stipulations of permanent parenting plans, including the best interests of a child, residential provisions, decision-making authority, and options for dispute resolution. We'll go over permanent parenting plans in more detail below.
Revised Code of Washington 26.09.197
Outlines how courts make temporary parenting plans. Taking the best interests of a child into account, the court weighs the child's relationship with each parent and what arrangement will cause the least disruption to a child's emotional stability.
Making Changes To Parenting Plans
Although they are called permanent parenting plans, these agreements can be modified if one or both parents experience a substantial change in circumstances. Attorney David Partovi is here to present this evidence to the court in support of the changes you need.
Child Support After a Divorce
Child support negotiations can be especially contentious. Our lawyer understands that while your children need support, a parent must also be able to afford the support payments and retain the resources they need in order to be the best parent they can be.
Attorney David Partovi can help negotiate the terms of your child support agreement to ensure you and your child can prosper.
Who Pays Child Support?
The noncustodial parent is typically responsible for making support payments. The court assumes the custodial parent spends money directly on their child given the time spent together in the home. The amount paid will be used to cover necessities for a child's upbringing and well-being.
The amount owed in child support is based on a formula that considers the parent's wages and any additional income.
Adjustment and Modification
Job loss, medical emergencies, and other setbacks could be grounds to adjust how much you owe in child support. A lawyer can help you seek a reduction in support payments due to your financial situation.
If your ex is not paying support, there are different options for collection and enforcement. An attorney is helpful in seeking the child support you're owed or defending you against missed payment allegations.
Are You at Risk of Losing Custody? Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation
There is no time to waste when you are fighting for custody of your children. Our Spokane law firm offers free consultations so you can talk with our highly trained paralegals or our family law attorney without prior commitment or obligation. We want to help you do what is best for your kids. Contact our Spokane, WA, law office today to request your free consultation.
We Go Above and Beyond for Our Clients
"We are very pleased with the outstanding service we received from Mr. Partovi and his staff... He showed that he cared about the case and his client. He even went out of his way to make the impossible possible! We totally recommend his law firm 100%! Professional, reliable and trustworthy!" Hanncel Sanchez
Legal Assistance With Restraining Orders
In addition to the family law services noted above, Partovi Law can also assist parents and spouses who require a restraining order. These legal protections can keep vulnerable individuals safe from contact and could play a key role in divorce proceedings as well as visitation and custody cases.
For those who've been falsely accused of domestic battery or harassment in Spokane County, our family law lawyer can challenge those allegations in court. This could help maintain co-parenting arrangements and avoid possible criminal litigation for assault.
Types of Restraining Orders
Domestic Violence Order for ProtectionThis civil order from the court will inform your spouse that they cannot harm you again. A domestic violence order for protection can prevent the respondent from entering your home, grant you temporary custody of your children, and restrict visitation rights.
Restraining OrderA restraining order is typically filed as part of a divorce or family law case, and has a broader scope than the domestic violence order for protection. Your lawyer can go over other legal protections you may seek from the respondent.
No-Contact OrderA no-contact order does not last as long as a protection order, and it cannot make orders about child custody or visitation. These are not typically filed in family law cases. Instead, a no-contact order may be sought while a criminal case against the respondent is ongoing.
a Restraining Order
The health and safety of you and your child are crucial. An attorney can help survivors of domestic violence and abuse enforce the legal protections of a restraining order.
Our team can also ensure that the threats and injuries are considered during the divorce and child custody proceedings. This can play a key role in parenting plans, visitation rights, and other family law matters.
Challenging Restraining Orders
Our Spokane legal team has defended clients facing false abuse allegations, or who've had restraining orders wrongly issued against them. All sides deserve to be heard.
At Partovi Law, we can appeal restraining orders. In addition, our attorney can make sure any false accusations or abuse and other kinds of misunderstandings do not derail divorce proceedings.
Honest Representation From a Family Law Team You Can Trust See Why Our Spokane Clients Rate Us 5-Stars
David Partovi helped me with a legal matter in which I was being falsely accused. He was professional, kind, and very responsive when I contacted him. I would definitely recommend!View on Google
I can't say enough good things about how quickly, professionally, and well my situation was handled by Partovi Law. From my initial call to resolution of my issue was incredibly fast, and Mr Partovi did absolutely amazing work.View on Google