Protect Your Relationship With Your Child
There is no stronger bond than that between a parent and their child. You may be worried that during your divorce or break up, your relationship with your child is at risk or that your child will be in an unstable position. With our attorneys at your side, we know you can get a healthy and balanced custody agreement that protects your parental rights and your child’s best interest.
Since 1993, our firm has taken on child custody arrangements so that you can go to court or mediation confident in your position. Let us help you. Call to schedule your appointment and keep your child safe.
Understanding The Basics Of Custody
For some parents, establishing custody will begin with establishing paternity. For others, it can begin right away with negotiating.
Generally speaking, there are two elements to custody: residential schedule and decision-making. Residential schedule determines who is with the child and when. If you are not the child’s primary caretaker, your physical custody time may be referred to as “visitation” or “parenting time.” Decision-making determines who has the power to make legal decisions for the child. This may be split between parents, who will then jointly decide things like the child’s schooling or medical care. It can also be limited to just one parent.
Regardless, the court sees it as ideal for parents to decide together whenever possible. Our firm works with alternative dispute resolution techniques that allow you to do just that: decide on your child’s best interest outside of court and in cooperation with their other parent.
Take Care Of Your Child
Not every family will be able to resolve custody easily. But, the child’s best interest is always the court’s and our priority. To schedule an initial consultation, call or contact us online. We are here to help parents in Everett and throughout Western Washington.