The custody and care of minor children can become an issue in many types of family law cases. Whether the parents are getting a divorce, legal separation, or were never married and are simply splitting up, child custody can be one of the most difficult aspects of any family law situation. High levels of emotion are simply unavoidable when parental rights are being legally defined. Custody orders in Washington can be very difficult to change so it is incredibly important to get the right custody order the first time.
At Harbor Family Law we have practiced extensively in the area of child custody. We have represented parents seeking to protect their child or children from an abusive parent. We have also represented parents falsely accused of abuse as they fight to protect their rights and maintain that most important of relationships, the parent-child relationship.
Harbor Family Law will maintain a focused and professional approach to what is no doubt the most important and difficult aspect of your family law case. We, in turn, allow our clients to focus on themselves and their children, while they deal with the inevitable emotion involved in child custody disputes. We are focused on presenting the best possible case to achieve our client’s child custody goals.
We have drafted hundreds of custody orders, including Parenting Plans, Residential Schedules, and Non-Parental Visitation Orders. Whether you are seeking a shared residential schedule, your case involves a parent who travels extensively for work, you are seeking to restrict the other parent’s access to children, or you are seeking an every other weekend plan, we have experience in drafting a custody order that fits your needs.
Experience on Your Side
Chris Maharry has been practicing family law in the South Sound since 2003 and brings nearly two decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of child custody. We understand that child custody disputes will result in significant changes in the lives of all family members. It is our goal to bring our clients through the process with efficiency, effectiveness, compassion and cost-sensitivity.
Managing Your Legal Separation Case in A Cost-Effective Manner
We focus our practice exclusively on family law. This narrow focus has allowed us to develop not only extensive knowledge in the area of family law, but also business practices making us as efficient as possible, which keeps our clients’ costs to a minimum while maintaining a high level of representation. We cannot guarantee the cost of fees involved in any legal case; however, all our work is performed with the goal of being effective and efficient.
Area of Coverage
We serve clients in child custody cases throughout the Pierce, Kitsap, South King, and Thurston County areas.