Seattle Family Law Attorneys
Child Custody Lawyers
When divorce becomes necessary, one of the most important issues that will need to be resolved is that of child custody. Child custody refers to the parenting arrangement that is made to determine who the children will spend time with, and when. The “custodial parent” is the parent with whom the children will reside the majority of the time. Even though they do not have custody of the children the majority of the time, the non-custodial parent will still retain rights relating to decision making and visitation of their children, although the specifics of this will be differ based upon the parenting agreement that was made between the two parents.
When determining child custody, it is important to always think about what is in the child’s best interests. With the bitterness and anger that can overcome a couple going through a divorce, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture. Sometimes one parent will want to withhold custody of the children from the other because of their own personal issues with each other. In this situation, it will be very beneficial to have a Seattle family lawyer who is not emotionally invested in the situation to help resolve the child custody issues. Sometimes a parent may have legitimate fears that the other parent is not properly equipped to have custody of the children, and in this case evidence will be collected and evaluated in order to prove incompetency on the part of a parent so that the children do not suffer from the arrangement.
Excellent Seattle Child Custody Attorneys
At our Seattle law firm, our family law attorneys are very familiar with the state laws and regulations regarding parenting, parenting plans and child custody arrangements. After effectively representing many clients involved in divorce-related child custody disputes, our family lawyers understand the highly emotional nature of this situation, and will react accordingly. Your child custody case will always be handled with great respect and care because our attorneys realize what is at stake.
Contact a Seattle Family Law Attorney today regarding your child custody dispute!