Experienced Child Custody Lawyers

This can be one of the most emotionally charged issues in a divorce. There are many forms of custody including legal custody, which refers to a parents right to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, and physical custody, which determines where a child will live the majority of the time.

Washington Child Custody Attorney

Child Custody Attorney | Linda Passey Law OfficesChild custody and visitation are some of the most important issues that need to be resolved during the divorce process. They can also prove to be the most difficult. Choosing the path of mediation is the first step towards a healthy outcome and leaves the agreement up to the parents. If no agreement can be reached through mediation, the choices will be made by a Family Court judge. At the Linda Passey Law Offices, we can help you understand the many options involving legal and physical custody of your children and outline a parenting plan that works.

Physical & Legal Custody

Legal Custody defines who has the right make important decisions for your children including religious, educational, healthcare and overall welfare. Physical Custody relates to who the child lives with. Depending on the situation, either form can be sole custody or joint custody. If sole custody is given, visitation rights can be agreed upon.

Determining Custody

If custody is left to a court’s decision, the court looks upon a variety of factors to determine what is in a child’s best interest. These can include a parent’s ability to maintain a stable environment, the mental, moral, and physical health of the parent, the child’s preference, and other factors. Prior domestic violence situations and a parent’s legal record can also be considered. We can help you to protect the best interests of your child and work to maintain your rights as a parent.

To speak with a knowledgeable child custody attorney, call (360) 653-6902 or fill out the form to the right for a prompt reply. We will fight for you rights and the best interests of your children.

Linda Passey Law Offices