You and your spouse have been making decisions in the best interests of your children since the day they were born. You both love, protect and are passionate about them. Of course, this will not change because you are going through a divorce. In fact, Washington law requires courts to make decisions that are in the best interests of your children. Evergreen Law Office is no different. We bring our collaborative approach to practicing law in order to partner with our clients so they understand every important detail of their Parenting Plan.
A Washington court will look at many factors in determining the custodial parent of your children. Ultimately, the court’s responsibility by law is to ensure that the Parenting Plan serves the best interests of the child. Some factors that court’s look to include, but are not limited to:
- Home Environment – A court may factor in the safety, stability and nurturing found in each home.
- Emotional Ties – A court may factor in the emotional strength (or bond) between the child and each parent.
- Age, Sex and Health of Child & Parents – A court will look to any special health concerns your child or a parent has.
- Attitude & Stability of Parent’s Character – A court may factor in a parent’s ability and willingness to be cooperative with the other parent.
- Ability to provide Physical Care and satisfy Education needs – A court may factor in the suitability of a parent to provide for the child’s daily needs such as nutrition, health care, hygiene, social activities and education.
Whether you are facing a divorce, relocation or a non-parental child custody issue Evergreen Law Office understands and has answers for the many many questions you are likely to have. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation. Just one more way we are #intentionallydifferent.