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How Can a Parent’s Mental Illness Affect Child Custody and Support?

The best interest of the child is the standard that guides a court in deciding a custody case, and a parent’s ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment factors heavily into the evaluation. As such, the court will consider whether a parent has a mental illness that affects their ability to care for the […]

Basics of Parenting Plans in Washington Custody Cases

Washington has replaced the terms “custody” and “visitation” with a single concept: parenting time. When divorcing spouses have children between them, there must be a parenting plan in place, defining with whom the children will live and how each parent will share in their rearing. The plan must cover the full range of parental involvement, […]