What is Family Law?
Family Law is a broad area of the law pertaining to marriage, domestic relations and the security of families and children. In our practice of Family Law in Kitsap County, a family law attorney works with parents to create peace of mind and family stability through the application of Washington State Law.
We help clients with matters such as:
- Creating or modifying parenting plans;
- Establishing or adjusting child support;
- Establishing paternity and parentage through the courts;
- Seeking non-parental, third-party custody of minor children;
- Creating Property Agreements such as Prenuptial Agreements.
We work with clients across Kitsap County, including Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Kingston, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island and outlying areas, as well as clients outside of Kitsap County with family law matters under the jurisdiction of the Kitsap County Superior Court to ensure that both parents and children are afforded strong legal advocacy to gain crucial protections and equitable resolutions in Family Law matters.
Kitsap County Family Law Attorneys Helping Kitsap Families
At Compass Legal Services, P.S. our experienced, local Kitsap County Family Law Attorneys have served as a resource for hundreds of local families, helping parents to create peace of mind and security for themselves and their children. We honor and respect the thriving diversity of families throughout our local communities and place the highest importance on the safety and well-being of children.
Children Matter in Family Law
Children have the right to be loved and supported by both parents whenever that right does not conflict with their safety and well-being. Likewise, parents have a responsibility and a right to provide care and support for their children. These principles are at the very heart of Family Law.
Our Approach to Family Law
Our Kitsap County Family Law Attorneys and staff understand the highly personal and often stressful nature of Family Law matters and the broad impacts that both the processes and outcomes of these matters may have on our clients and, especially, their children. As such, we work hard to build a practice that treats all people with dignity, compassion and respect; promoting ethical and responsible conflict resolution while staunchly advocating and protecting the best interests of our clients.
Types of Family Law Cases
When to call a Family Law Lawyer
Waiting to reach out for help is always a bad idea, especially if you have been served with court documents that carry a deadline for a response or if a hearing is already scheduled. If you think you need legal advice or don’t feel comfortable managing your case or going to court on your own, don’t wait until a week or a couple of days before a hearing or a deadline to reach out as most firms do not have walk-in availability. Our attorneys can provide you with specific guidance and support to help you address your legal matter with confidence.
To schedule a legal consultation, call our office at 360.471.3300.
Contacting Compass Legal Services, P.S.
If you are ready to discuss your legal matter with a Kitsap County Family Law Attorney here at Compass Legal Services, P.S. we invite you to call our office at 360.471.3300 to schedule a legal consultation. We strongly encourage anyone involved in or considering action regarding a Family Law matter to be proactive and reach out for help and guidance, if needed, as early as possible.
Kitsap & Washington Family Law Resources
Other Considerations in Family Law
Divorce and Legal Separation
Divorce and Legal Separation are complex legal matters included in Family Law practice. In order to more fully address these matters we have created a portion of our website to that discussion. We address these matters in detail on our Divorce and Legal Separation page.
Military Family Law
It is our honor to provide family law services for our local military community and those stationed outside of Kitsap County with family law matters under the jurisdiction of the Kitsap County Superior Court. For more information about Military Family Law at Compass Legal Services, P.S. please visit our Military Family Law page.
Questions about hiring a Family Law Lawyer
The Family Law Blogs
Compass Legal Services, P.S. goes in depth on Washington State and Kitsap County Family Law
For more information about specific topics in Family Law check out the articles below or visit our full blog.