201 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402
Representing WA State Families For Over 20 Years!
Call Today So We Can Help
Se Habla Español
253-272-5653
Representing WA State Families For Over 20 Years!
Call Today So We Can Help
Se Habla Español
253-272-5653

Tag Archives: parenting time

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 […]

Does Marital Fault Affect Property Division or Child Custody?

Washington is a no-fault state, where the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. Traditional grounds like adultery, cruelty and desertion have been abolished. Yet the bad behavior of one or both of the spouses can affect a divorce in other ways — namely, regarding property division and parenting rights. Property […]

What Are the Drawbacks to a Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Washington?

Divorce is potentially one of the biggest life decisions you’ll make, and it is vital that your interests and those of your children will be protected after your marriage ends. While there are online resources that appear to offer a convenient, low-cost method of marriage dissolution without an attorney — particularly when there is general […]

Parenting Time Following a Same-Sex Divorce in Washington

Since December 2012, Washington has recognized same-sex marriages, whether entered here or in other states. The effect of the law was to give gay and lesbian couples the same rights as all married parties, including those enforced and protected in a divorce. However, a major exception concerned custody and visitation — known as parenting time […]

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, […]