Family Law

Gay Family Law Attorney Services

Facing legal issues within the family can create a significant amount of distress for you and your loved ones. At a time when emotions are running high and the future of you and your family is at stake, you need compassionate and dedicated legal representation. Elizabeth Turner is committed to providing the residents of Everett and Snohomish County with comprehensive family law services.


Reaching the decision to get a divorce, or even simply considering the possibility of a divorce, is difficult for everyone involved. Whether contested or uncontested, a divorce has the power to radically change your life and the lives of your loved ones. With so much on the line, it is imperative that you have good representation; the stakes are too high to rely on the internet, or well-meaning friends or family who have gone through a divorce, for advice — especially when your situation may not be the same as theirs.

  • Committed intimate relationships

    Like it or not, when a relationship ends the law treats couples in a legal marriage differently than couples involved in a committed intimate relationship that is not a marriage or a registered domestic partnership. Couples whose committed intimate relationship evolved into a marriage face even more issues.

  • Same sex relationships

    Even though same-sex couples can now legally marry and divorce, unique issues are often involved that require special attention.

  • Persons in transition

    Sometimes persons in heterosexual marriages “come out” while ending that marriage. If you are in this situation, you need a lawyer who not only understands the issues involved but can help you through this critical time with compassion and skill.

Elizabeth Turner is especially skilled in working with clients in these types of situations, and can provide you with compassionate, skilled legal representation designed to elicit the best possible results in your case.

Child Custody

Child custody is perhaps the most sensitive of all family law issues. Unless you and the other parent reach an agreement, the court will determine who gets primary physical and legal custody of the children, and how much time each parent will spend with the children. Attorney Elizabeth Turner has represented dozens of Washington families in child custody proceedings, and has the expertise and resources to protect the interests of you and your children.

Child Support Modification 

There are many life changes that can affect the amount and frequency of child support payments, including job loss, promotions, and more. However, it is critical that any changes that need to be made are properly done through the court system in order to avoid potential penalties or additional legal problems. Attorney Elizabeth Turner can assist you in filing for a child support modification that best meets the needs of you and your children.

legal gavel on top of divorce papers

Parenting Plans

Creating a solid parenting plan after a divorce or separation is of the utmost importance. A parenting plan can achieve many goals, including keeping your life and the lives of your children as stable as possible in the wake of a separation. Your parenting plan can be affected by a variety of factors, such as work schedules, custody and visitation, and the expertise of your attorney. By working with a seasoned family lawyer, you can be confident that you will be able to form a parenting plan that is highly beneficial for you and your loved ones.

When family legal issues arise, contact Elizabeth Turner to discuss your needs. No matter what your situation, Attorney Turner has the background and skills to provide you with expert advice and representation. With her compassion and guidance, you can be confident when facing the legal obstacles ahead.