Straightforward Child Custody Advice And Realistic Solutions

Ending a marriage can be a very difficult and highly emotional process, especially when children are involved. With Hansen Law, you can trust that you have an effective attorney on your side as you make tough child custody decisions.

George Hansen provides the straightforward advice you need to determine a realistic custody arrangement that not only protects your rights but is also less likely to cause problems for your family in the future.

If you live in Yakima County or surrounding area, we can help you protect your parental rights. Call us at 509-388-0160. Mr. Hansen can meet you in Yakima or at our Grandview location.

Your Child's Best Interests Are The Focus Of All Custody Decisions

Under Washington law, a judge will consider what is in the "best interests" of the child in any family matter involving custody and visitation. Factors that a judge will consider when determining what custody arrangement is in the child's best interests include:

  • The parents' ability to work together and make sound decisions
  • The relationship each parent has with the child
  • The level of involvement each parent has in day-to-day responsibilities
  • The level of involvement in the child's education
  • How far apart the parents live from one another
  • If domestic violence has been alleged

You will have to determine legal and physical custody whether you negotiate, mediate or determine an arrangement in court. Legal custody refers to how the decisions that impact the child's life will be made. Physical custody refers to where the child will live.

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We know that it is important to protect a parent's custody and visitation rights. If you are considering filing for divorce, contact us to learn more about your legal options.

To schedule an appointment with our lawyer, fill out our online form or call our local office at 509-388-0160 or toll free at 877-657-3179.