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Child custody rights can be modified.
In today's mobile and constantly changing society it is very common that custody rights are modified. Courts recognize that children's desires, wishes or even relationships to parents change over the course of time. Therefore, with the children's best interest in mind, courts are willing to alter custodial rights in order to adapt to new circumstances and living situations. Alternatively, the ex-spouses can voluntarily modify the last court order and come to a mutual agreement about the new custody rights.
Washington courts have jurisdiction of divorce proceedings and determine who shall have custody over the children. Every year, thousands of child custody cases are decided in Washington courts and our Washington child custody lawyers are there to help you to win your child custody case.
There are several possible scenarios how the new living situation could be arranged after a divorce. Luckily, joint custody is becoming a common arrangement in Washington. While some cases are easier than others, our Washington lawyers will do everything in their power to find the best possible solution for your case.
Office of Child Support Enforcement -Pre
The Federal Office of Child Support in the Preliminary Statistics for 2003 reports that $100 Billion in accumulated unpaid support (up from $92 billion in 2002) is due to 18 million children in the United States
Dollar Amount Owed
Source: ASSOCIATON FOR CHILDREN FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT
Of course, not all parents are able to come to mutual agreements. In many Washington child custody cases, the court has to decide who the better care-taker for the child can be and it has to award one of the following:
If you find yourself in a difficult or even antagonistic divorce in Washington, you need all the support you can get. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our Washington child custody attorneys and let us help you fight for your child.
Blind Parents' Custody of Newborn Challenged
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A blind couple in Northern California nearly lose their newborn baby after San Mateo County officials question whether they're physically capable of caring for the child Source: NPR
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