Family Law

Family law encompasses several different areas that can be stressful and confusing. When reaching a resolution proves to be problematic, The Law Office of L. M. Jones will help you find a clear strategy to assert your rights in the following matters:


Are you ready to end your marriage? Have you been served with divorce papers unexpectedly? The Law Office of L. M. Jones recognizes the potential for stress during a divorce and will help guide you during the process.  As knowledgeable advocates, we will help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including a fair division of marital property including all assets and debts.

Legal Separation

A legal separation is appropriate for some couples when their religious beliefs prohibit a divorce or when the couple needs time apart but still wants the same legal protections a divorce may offer.  Unlike a divorce, a legal separation allows you to retain certain marital rights like marriage-related healthcare or retirement benefits. The Law Office of L. M. Jones will guide you through these considerations, so you can make the best decision for your circumstance.

Child Custody/Modification

Reaching a custody agreement or modifying an existing custody arrangement can be emotionally demanding. The Law Office of L. M. Jones will advocate for your rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home, and work hard to ensure the continued safety and happiness of your family.

Non-Parental Custody

The Law Office of L.M. Jones also handles cases for Non-Parents who seek to have custody or visitation with the children.  If you are a grandparent, relative, or other closely associated individual who would like to obtain custody or receive regularly scheduled visitation with the children, contact us now to be advised of your rights.

Child Support/Modification

A child is entitled to financial support from both parents. An Order of Child Support is required for parents seeking a divorce, for unmarried parents seeking paternity and child custody, parental relocation, and modification of custody. The Law Office of L. M. Jones will help you develop or modify a child support order that is in the best interests and welfare of the child and your family. We also offer services to non-custodial parents who need assistance in regard to back child support or reaching a child support order which takes into account your monthly expenses.


Before a court can grant any orders concerning custody of financial support of a child, it must first determine who is the biological father of that child.  If you need help establishing paternity or disestablishing paternity for a child who you believed was yours but now suspect is not, contact The Law Office of L.M. Jones so we can help you navigate your rights and responsibilities under Washington law.

Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders

Are you being harassed, physically or emotionally abused, threatened, or victimized in any way? Have you been wrongfully accused of violent or threatening behavior and now must appear in court to defend yourself?  The Law Office of L. M. Jones is prepared to advocate for you and help you pursue a course of action that best suits your individual circumstances.

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