In 2018, the State of Washington passed into law Revised Code of Washington Chapter 26.11, dealing with visitation rights of non-parents. This is different from non-parental custody requests because a party making a request under this Chapter is only seeking visitation and is not seeking primary custody. This is a very new and emerging area of the law. If you are a parent dealing with a request from a relative seeking visitation with your child, or if you are a relative to a child to whom you have been very close but recently removed from the child’s life, you need to understand the new law and what it can mean for you.
Chris Maharry has already litigated one of these rare cases in Pierce County Superior Court. This experience gave him good firsthand knowledge of what the law means and what courts look for in making decisions in these cases.
If you find yourself looking to initiate one of these cases, or if you are defending against one of these cases, we have the experience to help you.
Experience on Your Side
Chris Maharry has been practicing family law in the South Sound since 2003 and brings nearly two decades of experience in family law. He has also successfully litigated one of the very few visitation cases brought in Pierce County. 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 relative visitation cases throughout the Pierce, Kitsap, South King, and Thurston County areas.