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Child Custody Matters
Child Custody Matters in Port Angeles, WA
Dealing with child custody matters between parents is typically the most stressful part of any divorce or break up. Emotions run very high and most parents are terrified that they will either not get to see their children or their visitation will be severely limited. It is extremely difficult for parents who are used to seeing their children every day to have their visitation curtailed. Too often one side tries to use the children against the other parent in a custody dispute. Often times one parent will threaten to withhold visitation of the other parent and will bring the children into the custody battle.
A parent has an absolute right to continue a relationship with his/her children, even after a break up or divorce. That right can only be ended after a Termination of Parental Rights action is brought by the State. I have years of experience assisting parents in obtaining the visitation with their children that they are entitled to by law, and I will fight hard for you in your specific matter; even if the other spouse is being difficult.
Conversley, if one parent is abusive or is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, one needs and aggressive attorney that will be able to obtain a parenting plan that will protect the child(ren) from the abusive and/or drug/alcohol-addicted parent.
Many parents try to withhold visitation from the other parent if he/she is not current on child support. This is contrary to the law, and I have experience in getting visitation for parents who may be behind in their child support obligations.
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