Yakima Joint Custody Attorney
Have Questions About Joint Custody? Contact Our Yakima Family Law Attorney Today
At Justice Law Yakima, our Yakima joint custody attorney is an experienced, knowledgeable advocate for parents. We put a strong emphasis on helping our clients find low-conflict solutions in joint custody cases. At the same time, we will never let your parental rights take a backseat. To set up your completely private, no commitment consultation with a Washington child custody lawyer, please contact our Yakima law office today.
What to Know About Joint Custody in Washington State
Although sole custody is possible, Washington favors joint custody as state policy. It is presumed to be better for children to have an active, ongoing, and positive relationship with both of their legal parents. There are two forms of custody in Washington:
Joint Physical Custody: Physical custody is day-to-day possession of a child. Parents could be granted joint physical custody whereby a child spends 50 percent of their nights with each parent, or close to it.
Joint Legal Custody: Legal custody is decision-making authority over a child. Joint legal custody can (and often is) awarded even if one parent is granted primary physical custody of a child.
Washington is a Best Interests of the Child State
Under Washington law (RCW 26.09.002), all custody and visitation cases—whether the parents can reach an agreement or a dispute must be resolved by a court—are handled based on the best interests of the child. The court can consider many factors when applying the standard, including:
- The child’s relationship with each parent;
- Each parent’s ability to provide for those needs; and
- Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse.
We Help Parents Find the Best Solution in Custody Cases
Our law firm is dedicated to helping parents navigate custody cases, so that they can find the best possible solution for their situation. With a commitment to helping parents find amicable and low-conflict answers whenever possible, we are well-suited to handle joint custody cases. Our Yakima custody lawyer strives to provide personalized representation every step of the way.
How Yakima Joint Custody Lawyer Kelly Murray Can Help
Shared parenting is complicated, especially after a divorce or separation. You need a skilled legal advocate on your side. Our founding attorney Kelly Murray is a top family lawyer with extensive experience handling custody cases. When you contact our Yakima law office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a Washington child custody attorney who can:
- Hear your story and answer questions about joint custody in Washington;
- Gather/organizing key information and handle legal paperwork;
- Advocate for your in settlement negotiations with your former partner/co-parent; and
- Develop a personalized strategy to get you the best outcome in your custody case.
Schedule Our Yakima Joint Custody Lawyer for Immediate Help
At Justice Law Yakima, our Yakima family lawyer has extensive experience handling joint custody cases. If you have any questions about custody, we are here as a legal resource. Give us a call now or connect with us online to schedule your confidential, no commitment consultation. With an office in Yakima, our firm handles joint custody matters throughout the region.