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Washington Divorce and Legal Separation

Full-service family law firm serving Vancouver, Clark County and Southwest Washington

From divorce to child custody cases to actions involving CPS, Spencer Law PLLC can help. With nearly thirty years of experience in the family law courts, I have ample experience serving people in the Vancouver area. I provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:

  • Divorce & legal separation
  • Child custody, visitation and parenting plans
  • Relocations
  • Child support, modification and enforcement
  • Dependency proceedings
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Mediation

Child support

I can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Washington to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

I expect the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a dedicated Vancouver family law attorney

Call Spencer Law PLLC at 360-787-2424 or contact me online to schedule a consultation here at my Vancouver, Washington office.

What others say about Clayton Spencer

From the moment I hired Clayton, he has been and remains my steadfast advocate. Over the past five years, I have had three (two family and one criminal) cases, in all three courts (District, Superior, and Appellate) requiring his counsel and representation.

Custody, restraining orders, no-contact orders, family support, child support, community property, dividing assets and liabilities, conflict/resolution, motions, hearings… OH MY! Marital dis-entanglement and/or an adversarial divorce (however you put it) can be and IS emotionally, physically, and financially exhausting!

Clayton understands the sacred trust reposed in him, and he earns and keeps that trust with every email, phone call, and face-to-face. He is honest and forthwith, explaining the worst case scenario up front and delivering the best case scenario in the court room (if your case happens to go to trial).

Clayton will represent you and get you the BEST possible outcome –> regardless of your innocence or guilt. He knows his way around the courtroom and commands attention through his legal expertise AND experience, and his fluid communicative style. He has a PHENOMENAL courtroom presence! In fact, I would go to court (even when I wasn’t required to be there) and sit in the back just to watch him in action!

Facing legal challenges and the courts is NO place to be alone, as the outcome of ANY legal proceeding can have a serious impact on you for years to come. I highly recommend discussing your legal needs, issues, and/or questions with Clayton. You will NOT be disappointed!

Hands down, he is the best investment I have made in me – he is my lawyer for life!W.C, Vancouver, February 2016

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Testimonials
  • "Hands down, he is the best investment I have made in me – he is my lawyer for life! " - W.C, Vancouver, February 2016

  • "THANK YOU. Words can’t actually describe my gratitude but I can definitely tell you that your ability to manage me and my messy situation could not come with greater appreciation. I truly believe that I could not have managed it as well or as successfully without you. You are such a blessing to this crazy world and you’re helping make a true difference in people’s lives." - Lindsay, J., June 2018

  • "You have no idea how much I appreciated the kindness, patience, and above all the love you showed me during the last five months. I could not have coped through this nightmare without you. Thank you! I also wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have had you in my corner during this ordeal. It means a lot to me to have had someone (so amazingly talented and competent) who I had complete trust in handling the most difficult event of my life. Once again my most sincere thank you!" - Judith D., Vancouver, June 2017

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