At Garrity Traina, we understand that experience, passion, and preparation are crucial when it comes to safeguarding your interests in family law cases. Our esteemed attorney, Julie Twyford, brings over three decades of experience and a dedicated approach to providing aggressive representation. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals in family law proceedings.
Family Law Resources
- Types of Cases We Handle
- How Can a Family Lawyer Help?
- Marital Dissolution in Washington
- Modification of an Existing Decree
Why Choose Garrity Traina?
When you choose Garrity Traina, you gain access to over four decades of combined experience that allows us to serve as highly effective legal advocates. We take pride in being responsive and making ourselves available to clients, ensuring peace of mind. Your needs will be treated with the utmost respect, and we are committed to providing you with the individual attention you deserve. By taking the time to thoroughly understand your situation, we can deliver fierce, expedient, and cost-effective representation.
Protecting Your Family, Assets, & Quality of Life
Our Spokane family lawyers are ready to confidently protect your family’s future. We understand that matters such as divorce, custody arrangements, parent relocations, and other complex issues can be extremely stressful when handled alone. We aim to reduce as much of that burden as possible. With our knowledge and personalized attention, we will guide you through each step to find the best solution for your family’s needs.
Dividing marital assets, including money, investments, and property accumulated during a marriage, can be challenging, especially for high-income earners and individuals with substantial assets. At Garrity Traina, we will fight on your behalf to ensure fair property division settlements, whether through court proceedings or out-of-court negotiations.
Quality of Life
Obtaining the right family law advice can significantly impact your quality of life and that of your children for years to come. We understand the importance of spousal maintenance, child support, and other monetary matters that can affect your family’s well-being. Our experienced attorneys will defend your rights and help you move forward on a stable financial foundation, ensuring that your children’s best interests are protected.
Our Family Law Services
At Garrity Traina, our Spokane family law attorneys represent clients in courtrooms throughout eastern Washington. We provide comprehensive legal assistance in various family law situations, including:
- Divorce: We have the compassion, knowledge, and resources to guide you through the emotional and complicated process of separation and divorce, ensuring your goals are achieved.
- Annulment: We possess a thorough understanding of state laws related to annulment and can determine if your marriage can be declared invalid.
- Parenting plans and child custody disputes: We help you seek cooperative solutions and build parenting plans with your child’s best interests in mind.
- Child support: Whether it’s your first time seeking child support or you need assistance with past due payments, we can provide the necessary guidance.
- Paternity: Our experienced paternity lawyers can guide you through establishing paternity and pursuing child support, child custody, or visitation rights for children born outside of marriage.
- Property division, including business valuation and asset characterization disputes: We have extensive experience handling all aspects of marital asset division and will work to resolve conflicts in your best interest.
- Modifications to existing parenting plans or child support arrangements: We understand that court orders may need to be adjusted over time, and we will take legal action to ensure your family’s evolving needs are met.
- Relocation cases: Parental relocations can complicate child custody agreements. Whether you need to move or your former spouse is relocating, we can provide guidance on modification options.
- Spousal Support/Maintenance: We will skillfully negotiate spousal maintenance issues, protecting your financial future without unnecessary sacrifices.
- Committed intimate relationship issues: Our team can explain your rights and help you navigate the end of a committed intimate relationship, even if you are unmarried.
How Can an Attorney Help with Family Law Disputes?
An attorney is instrumental in navigating sensitive family law disputes, ensuring your best interests are protected. During separation or divorce, conflicting views often arise, making difficult decisions about child custody and property division even more challenging. An experienced lawyer possesses in-depth knowledge of family law and the ability to offer objective advice in high-emotion situations. Your attorney will handle the necessary paperwork and deadlines, alleviating the burden on your shoulders.
While some family law disputes can be settled outside of court, others require litigation. In such cases, family lawyers are best suited to advocate for your rights and ensure you receive everything you are entitled to. If evidence is needed to support your case, such as proof of infidelity or unfitness as a parent, your attorney can handle the investigation, depositions, and any necessary documentation. With extensive experience, we have connections to top-notch consultants who can lend authority to your case through their advice or testimony.
At Garrity Traina, we recognize the uniqueness of each client’s case. We will assess your situation individually, suggest a course of action, and guide you through the process. While we explore possible ways to achieve resolution without court involvement, we are fully prepared to prepare your case for a hearing or trial when necessary.
How Does Marital Dissolution Work in Washington?
When going through a divorce (marital dissolution) proceeding, it is essential to have a family law attorney you can trust to pursue your best interests. The process is often contentious and stressful, and your attorney should have the experience and passion to navigate the legal system effectively. At Garrity Traina, we understand the difficulties associated with divorce, and we will do everything we can to find the best possible outcome for you.
Modification of an Existing Decree in Washington State
Modifying parenting plans, child support arrangements, or relocation cases requires careful adherence to rules and requirements. While it is best to establish a fair arrangement from the beginning, circumstances may change, necessitating a review of the original determination. If you are considering modifying your decree, our Spokane County family law attorneys can help present your case properly, maximizing your chances of success.
Contact Garrity Traina Today
If you are involved in a family law case in eastern Washington, don’t hesitate to reach out to Garrity Traina. Our compassionate and skilled family law attorneys are committed to fighting for your best interests, reducing your stress levels, and increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Let us help determine if you have a case, understand your rights, and guide you towards resolution. For legal assistance with any family law issue, call our Spokane office or contact us online to start the conversation.
Client Testimonial: 5/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“I have sought Julie Twyford’s legal counsel on multiple occasions and have consistently received the best advice and recommended solutions. Julie’s preparedness and advocacy are unparalleled in this area. After consulting with other attorneys, I can confidently say that Julie treats you and advises you based on the facts of your case and the laws of the state. She is a remarkable, selfless, and compassionate person who excels in both the legal profession and in life.”
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