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February 2014 Archives

Parental relocation should not hamper a child's best interests

Several parents in Spokane, Washington, and throughout the country may be going through a divorce right now. Besides assets and debts, an important aspect of divorce requiring ample thought and attention is related to the custody of children. In many divorce cases, one of the major issues that courts, parents, and children face is parental relocation.

Justice Dept. announces equal protection for married gay couples

Many people in Spokane may be aware that Washington State laws provide domestic partners with most of the same rights and responsibilities afforded to married couples. At the time of dissolution of a domestic partnership, rules pertaining to legal issues such as property division, alimony, child support, child custody and child visitation are identical to those applied to married couples divorcing. This rule now applies to married same-sex couples too.

Medical marijuana user wins child-custody battle

Most Washington parents would agree that spending time with their children is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Due to unforeseen circumstances, however, such a simple task can prove to be a huge challenge for some parents, especially those who are divorced. In these instances, parental relocation and child custody arrangements can be major barriers for individuals hoping to spend time with their children. While some divorced parents agree to share parenting plans and establish a residential schedule in which the child spends time with both parents, others face a drawn-out court battle over child custody itself.

Mother fleeing with children apprehended in Washington

Spokane residents will agree that living in a happy and prosperous home with both parents is often an ideal environment for a child's upbringing. However, due to any number of reasons, this scenario may not be possible. In such situations, child custody disputes can arise between parents, and sometimes desperate parents take actions that put them at odds with the law.

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