Questions about hiring a Family Law Lawyer
1. Do you have an open case related to any of the following?
- Parenting Plan
- Child Support
- Third Party Custody
- Parentage or Paternity
2. Do you have an existing Parenting Plan or Child Support order that you would like to have modified or enforced?
3. Do you have children, but you are unmarried and no longer in a relationship with the other parent and need to put a parenting plan and child support into place?
4. Are you a military service member and answered yes to any of these questions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and you and your children have lived in Kitsap County for 6 months or more, or you have a court order entered in Kitsap County regarding these matters, you may benefit significantly from hiring or consulting with a local Family Law Attorney.
At Compass Legal Services, P.S. we have on staff a former Naval Officer and JAG Corps attorney with a unique vantage point to assist military service members in Family Law matters. For more information on Military Family Law services visit our Military Family Law page.
Property Agreements are documents designed to address how domestically related parties (married or unmarried partners in long-term committed relationships) will share assets, property, debts, and responsibilities to each other. Some common types of property agreements include:
- Premarital Agreement (Prenuptial Agreements or Prenup) / Post-marital Agreement
- Community Property Agreement
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Separation Agreement
Review the following questions to help you decide if you and your partner should consider creating a Property Agreement.
- Are you planning to get married or live with your unmarried partner or other adult and want to ensure that your personal property and assets are protected from “what if’s” that arise in relationships?
- Are you already married but you need to memorialize agreements between you and your spouse regarding separate personal property and community property?
- Has your spouse, fiancé or significant other asked you to sign a Pre-Marital Agreement (Prenuptial Agreement or Prenup), Post-Marital Agreement, Cohabitation Agreement or some other type of property agreement?
An attorney can explain how property agreements work, what they can and cannot do and draft legal sound documents. Additionally, both parties should consult with an attorney who can review and provide legal advice regarding the property agreement before it is signed. Generally speaking, property agreements should only be signed before a Notary. Compass Legal Services, P.S. can provide notary service for signing property agreements; however, we do not typically notarize agreements unless each party has had a separate attorney review and provide counsel regarding the agreement.