Establishing Paternity in Washington – Understand Your Options

While it may seem obvious, paternity establishes very important rights such as the right of a father to custody and visitation of his child. It also establishes important obligations, such as providing support, both financial and emotional.  Unfortunately, paternity is rarely an issue until there...

Are There Legal Rules for Virtual Visitations with Parents?

Virtual Visitations are Becoming More Common. What Do You Need to Know? Some parents do not have an ability to have frequent in person time with their children for reasons such as the long distance between residences, histories of problematic behaviors, or perhaps Covid related restrictions. Other...

Surprising Factors That Could Impact Child Custody

For obvious reasons, child custody can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce or separation. Emotions can run high, former partners can become vindictive, or the parties encounter sudden, unexpected challenges. Therefore, it can be beneficial for divorcing parents to understand the facto...

Will the Covid Vaccine Impact Child Custody in Washington?

I was recently asked how the Covid vaccine might affect child custody issues. Of course it is too early to tell much from actual cases, but my expectation is that in most cases the availability of the vaccine will not have a great impact. There are, however, some areas that could lead to conflicts b...

Co-Parenting Apps

Our Seattle Child Custody Lawyers Help You Discover Co-Parenting Apps These days there is a lot of emphasis on divorced parents working together as co-parents rather than simply as two separate and isolated households. Doing this effectively means a certain amount of communication and coordinat...

Co-Parenting, Holidays, and Covid – Nightmare or Opportunity?

For separated and divorced parents, the holidays always bring added complexities, but in the middle of Covid, things are even tougher. Now it is not just a matter of coordinating time with each parent, but finding fun things to do with more limited options than usual. I was very impressed with th...

Back To School During COVID

Our Seattle Child Custody Attorneys Explain the Ramifications of Schooling During a Pandemic With the end of summer comes back to school time. Except that for many this year back to school is NOT like usual - many if not most students in Washington will -- for now -- be learning from home. I no lon...