If you are going through the difficult and emotional process of a divorce, child custody, or any other challenging family law matter, you need a divorce attorney with the experience to vigorously protect your rights. During this challenging time of your life, you need a qualified divorce attorney who will dedicate the time and attention that your legal matter requires. You need a compassionate divorce advocate who will work closely with you to explain your rights, help you explore your options, and provide the personalized and responsive support you need through this complex divorce procedure.
I am Connie L. Powell, a Spokane divorce and family law attorney committed to providing quality legal representation for my divorce clients. I represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, modifications, third party custody and domestic violence cases. Please speak with me today to learn about my divorce services and how I can help you achieve your goals. I have helped hundreds of divorce clients find solutions to difficult family law challenges. I have worked as a Guardian ad Litem and have represented parents and children in child protective services cases. I understand the emotionally charged nature of divorce law disputes, especially when children are involved. While I am assertive in my divorce representation, I maintain compassion for your divorce case..
I provide caring and personal service which is essential to a productive attorney-client relationship. My philosophy is to help you resolve your legal concerns without creating more stress and financial difficulty than you had before you walked through the doors. My office policy is that either my staff or I will return every phone call or e-mail within 24 hours. My goal is to provide outstanding legal representation that serves your needs.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 509.325.4828.
What You Need to Know
Divorce was never something you expected. Now, there may be kids, a home, retirement, cars, debt and sense of loss. If you are considering getting a divorce in Spokane, Washington, this is what you need to know. First, know that I am committed to providing you divorce service that includes candid advice. Clients who are fully informed and understand the realities are more equipped to make key decisions that will positively impact the outcome of their divorce law cases. Second, not all divorces go through the lengthy and costly divorce litigation process. Wherever possible, I work with my client to negotiate divorce agreements that are in the best interests of all parties. I encourage divorce mediation which can assist you to avoid the stress of trial and save you valuable time and money. That being said, I am always prepared to advocate for my divorce client’s rights in front of a judge should negotiations fail.
Washington is a no-fault community property state. At the time of filing, there is a 90-day “cooling off period” before any final decree of dissolution can be entered. In Spokane County, there is also a Court’s Automatic Temporary Order for divorces, which orders the status quo of the parties and prohibits property and children from being disturbed during the pendency of the case or until further orders of the court are entered.
The divorce court will consider all of your assets and liabilities in determining a fair and equitable distribution. The court will consider all property, including assets obtained through your marriage as well as separate property assets. In cases where spousal maintenance is an issue, the courts evaluate the need and ability of the parties and the length of the marriage. This may require discovery such as depositions, interrogatories and the use of subpoena duces tecum to obtain all financial information.
IIn domestic violence situations, we act swiftly to protect you and ensure that your safety paramount. If you find yourself in a situation where you are falsely accused of domestic violence I aggressively protect your rights so you do not waive important protections afforded to you under the law.
Our goal is to provide outstanding legal practice that serves your needs. To schedule an appointment, call us at 509.325.4828.