In a divorce, protecting the children involved should always be a priority. When figuring out a fair child custody agreement, parties should look at what is in the best interest of the children, including how to maintain stability and relationships. Children are not pawns to negotiate for more child support or increased maintenance.
At the law office of Green & Ritchie, PLLC, our child custody lawyers can help you arrive at a child custody and visitation agreement that meets the needs of everyone involved and is a true reflection of what your family dynamic demands.
Analyzing Every Option And Circumstance That May Affect Child Custody
In most situations, the minimum visitation that a court will order are every other weekend and a midweek dinner for the noncustodial parent. However, we can help you create any type of creative arrangement that puts the kids' needs first while still works with each party's schedules. Our attorneys can help you figure out a child custody arrangement that takes into account:
- Untraditional weekend arrangements
- Work-related travel
- A child's extracurricular activities
- Joint custody where each parent has the children in alternating weeks
We take the time to learn every facet of your family's situation so we can help highlight and negotiate potential options. If we cannot arrive at a mutually acceptable child custody agreement, we are more than prepared to use all of this information to pursue your interests in court.
Visitation Rights Lawyers In Clark County, Washington
Another advantage of having our attorneys on your side is that we know how to handle other legal issues that may affect child custody or visitation rights. If you are facing criminal charges, especially allegations of domestic violence, there are statutory restrictions, which can be placed on you and limit access to your children and also affect other aspects of your divorce action.
We have specific experience, both as former prosecutors and as skilled criminal defense lawyers, to help people who want to pursue having these restrictions lifted or enforced.
We can help ensure that cooperating with authorities does not hurt either your criminal or family law case. People often forget that statements made in family court can be used against them in criminal court, but we can see the bigger picture and protect your interests in every arena.
Schedule A Free Consultation About Your Child Custody Issue
Call us at 360-450-2434 or send us an email today to schedule a meeting to learn how we can help you achieve a child custody agreement that accounts for all your needs. Green & Ritchie, PLLC, has a $100 initial consultation fee for family law matters.