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Family Law Attorney

Legal disputes relating to your relationship with your partner and your children can be both complex and emotionally devastating.

Attorney David Partovi can navigate these challenges on your behalf in a way that serves your best interests and those of your children.

Learn how our Spokane, WA, law office can help you work through difficult family law matters...

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Family Law Services

To better serve the needs of families and individuals, our family law practice offers the following services:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Visitation/parenting plans
  • Property division
  • Enforcement and modification of court orders
  • Relocations
  • Paternity
  • Third-party custody

An Attorney Who Puts His Clients' Needs First A Trusted Family Law Office in Spokane, WA


Bryce Holmes


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Incredibly knowledgeable and up-front. I had a quick consultation with him and was listened to and ultimately told that pursuing a case would cost a lot of money and probably not end the way I would hope. I had spent some time talking with lawyers, but none were as honest, kind, and seemingly knowledgeable as Mr Partovi. Would highly recommend.

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Andrew Swinford


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David and his team are extraordinarily helpful, responsive, and above all so knowledgeable! They keep you informed from start to finish and make sure you feel like their only priority. Thank you again to the Partovi Law Team!

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Protect Your Family, Assets, and Livelihood Our Goals for Family Law Clients

At Partovi Law, we invest ourselves in each and every family law client. We know how important it is to be able to come out on the other side, ready to begin building the next chapter of your life.

Your Children

Divorce, 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.

Your Property

Many 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.

Your Quality of Life

Spousal 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.

Partovi Law in Action Meaningful Results in Family Law Cases

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 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.

Schedule a Free Family Law Consultation

If you are going through a divorce or fighting for the custody of your child, you need to speak with the family law team at Partovi Law. We are available by appointment 24/7. When possible, we will maintain an amicable relationship with your former spouse, 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

For more information about divorce and other family law issues, contact Partovi Law online or call our office in Spokane at:

(509) 638-3247

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Written Agreements Can Save Time and Headaches

Our attorney's team in Spokane can help couples create legally binding contracts before or after they get married. 
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Prenuptial Agreements

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. 

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Postnuptial Agreements

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. 

How Washington State Determines Custody of a Child

Rather than using the terms like "child custody" and "visitation," the state of Washington refers to these arrangements as parenting plans. 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. 

Permanent Parenting Plans Custody and Visitation Arrangements

How to Determine Where Your Child Will Live

Permanent parenting plans detail which parent has physical custody of a child on certain days. This residential schedule includes birthdays, holidays, vacations, and other occasions. The parent who has their child more often is referred to as the custodial parent.

How Child Rearing Decisions Will Be Made

Permanent parenting plans also detail how child rearing decisions are made. One parent or both parents may have authority to make choices about their child's health care, education, religious upbringing, and other choices related to growth and development.

How Parental Disputes Will Be Resolved

Parenting plans outline resolution methods to avoid family court. Whether it's counseling, mediation, or arbitration, our law office will provide support. You will have a trusted attorney as your advocate, looking out for what is best for you and your child.

"A wonderful choice" 


Sara Wuitschick


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This office is a wonderful choice for a variety of legal needs. They are friendly and on top of things! Thank you for helping us during a very difficult time regarding a loved ones needs with health declining rapidly. I recommend this attorney and staff!

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Jon Redford


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David is a very genuine man, super knowledgeable, and very helpful. Anyone looking for a good criminal defense attorney, I would call Partovi Law. Very helpful in every aspect, especially as an attorney and man to man advice.

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Are Your Family Dynamics Changing? Our Family Law Attorney Can Help

A divorce can be a difficult process to navigate through without a lawyer who has your best interests in mind. If you have kids or significant assets like a business or property, our Spokane family lawyer can help you. Practicing in Washington and Idaho, Mr. Partovi has helped numerous families facing difficult decisions see a brighter future. 

Our Spokane law firm is here for you as your family transitions into this new phase. Request a consultation or call: 

(509) 638-3247

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"Professional, fast-acting, knowledgeable, and caring." A Spokane, WA, Lawyer Who Is Here for You


Danny Matthews-Klingebiel


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What I most like this lawyer is that he goes direct to the point. Very responsive and objective. Thank you so much! Danny and Daniele

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Ana Trusty


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Mr. Partovi was professional, fast-acting, knowledgeable, and caring. He took the case with little information and turned it around in the court room. It was a huge win for the family. We are so grateful for his work! Would definitely recommend!

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Types of Restraining Orders

In cases of domestic violence or child abuse, there are different kinds of court order protections that can be sought.

Domestic Violence Order for Protection

This 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 Order

A 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 Order

A 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.

Legal Assistance with Restraining Orders

Enforcing 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.

Challenging a Restraining Order

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. We can appeal restraining orders, and make sure false accusations and misunderstandings do not derail divorce proceedings.

David Partovi

Partovi Law

Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated 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 us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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