Committed Spokane Lawyer Pursues Justice in Complex Family Law Matters

Experienced Washington attorney handles the full range of divorce issues, including asset protection

Not all divorces are simple, and other family law matters can have significant complicating factors. Complexities can arise out of domestic violence allegations or from disagreements over division of assets and debts, property valuations or parental rights and obligations. At The Law Office of D.C. Cronin in Spokane, I have been fighting for my clients’ interests for 35 years and understand how much the resolution of these matters can affect the rest of your life. Whether you need to escape from an abusive marriage, challenge the validity of a premarital agreement or sue for sole custody, I will aggressively seek to achieve the best possible outcome.

Knowledgeable law firm zealously represents your interests in divorce

Many personal circumstances can complicate divorce, but domestic violence is one issue that is particularly problematic because of the power dynamics and safety considerations involved. A strategy for dealing with this issue can include petitioning for an order for protection that prohibits the abuser from contacting you. It can also include orders for child support, spousal maintenance and other financial support. I know how to represent clients who are victims of abuse and will fight to protect their rights.

Accomplished advocate fights for your parental rights

In Washington, child custody responsibilities are governed by the terms of a parenting plan, which establishes when a child will live with each parent and who will make legal decisions for the child. Parents can mutually agree on the arrangements, or the court can establish the terms if the parents cannot agree. In either case, the judge will look at the best interests of the child to determine what type of arrangement will best support the child’s well-being. Some important considerations in this analysis are:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Each parent’s relationship with the child
  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs

Many additional factors go into formulating a good parenting plan, and I will ensure your parental rights are fully represented, whether seeking compromise with your spouse or arguing your position in court.

Dedicated counselor seeks fair division of marital property

Washington is a community property state, meaning all marital assets are presumptively divided 50/50. Separate property — such as assets owned prior to marriage or gifts or inheritances to one spouse during marriage — are typically not divided. Judges have broad discretion over the final allocation of property to each spouse, and while it is rare for courts to deviate from the 50/50 split, issues like dissipation of assets or vastly disproportionate economic resources can result in an unequal division. The resolution of this issue can significantly impact your long-term financial stability and I will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact a reliable Washington lawyer to schedule a consultation

At The Law Office of D.C. Cronin, I represent clients throughout the Spokane area in complex family law matters. Call 509-570-1540 or contact me online today to schedule a consultation at my Spokane office.