Family dynamics are naturally complex, which is why custody disputes can be highly emotional to navigate. Sometimes, custody cases involve parties other than the child’s parents. These types of minor guardianship cases can be especially complicated to work through, so it’s essential to find a caring and empathetic family law attorney to help you move through each step of the legal process. At Allen | Fischer PLLC, our experienced and compassionate family law attorneys will always prioritize the best interests of you and your child. We believe in listening to your goals and concerns so we can identify the most appropriate and effective path forward.
Minor Guardianships in Washington State
Essentially, minor guardianship means that an individual other than the child’s biological or adoptive parent has custody of the child. Also called “non-parental” custody actions, minor guardianship cases can quickly become complicated, as several parties may disagree about custody arrangements for the child. Most of these actions are contested, meaning a concerned grandparent, uncle, aunt, or another family member may petition the court for custody of the child by claiming that the child’s parents are not fit to assume this role themselves. These cases typically involve investigations, interviews, and other burdens on the family, which can be highly distressing for all involved. Our family law attorneys understand how trying and disruptive these cases can be, and we will support you as much as possible as we seek a fair and favorable outcome.
Providing Exceptional Legal Guidance With Compassion
When you seek out a family law attorney to help you with a minor guardianship matter, look for someone who has the skills and experience to defend your best interests and also expresses genuine concern for your well-being. Our team of dedicated attorneys has helped families just like you move through tough times, so you can trust that we will answer your questions, address your concerns, and support you every step of the way. Together, we will seek the most strategic path forward to help you and your family obtain the stable and secure outcome you need to face the future with greater confidence and hope.