A Washington Family Law Firm Committed to Protecting Your Children
Your parental rights are at stake if your divorce leads to an unjust custody or visitation decision. If you face the devastating prospect of losing precious time with your children or forfeiting essential parental rights, you need an assertive attorney who is prepared to fight for your rights to raise your children in a healthy, thriving environment.
- Primary or joint custody arrangements
- Visitation rights
- Grandparent visitation
- Modification of custody and visitation orders
- Enforcement of orders
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the children
Effective use of mediators
Children are best served when parents establish a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, you and your spouse can set aside anger and hostility and focus on the crucial issues concerning your children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for you to preserve stability and peace in your home during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in your hands, rather than in the court’s power. We are skilled at maneuvering negotiations toward settlements that protect your children’s best interests and your parental rights.
You may need to resolve your custody dispute at trial. If the other parent refuses to compromise or expresses hostility toward you, negotiations can fail. If you believe the other parent poses a danger to your children’s well-being, the courtroom is the necessary forum for protecting them. The uncertainty of litigation compounds the stress and upheaval surrounding your family’s lives. With Sarah W. Birkeland by your side, you can feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure.
Contact a Bellevue domestic law attorney who stands up for your rights.
Call Sarah W. Birkeland, PLLC at 425-646-1113 or contact her online to schedule an appointment with her.