Helping You Protect Your Child's Best Interests

When you welcome a child into the world, you realize instantly how much your priorities change. You no longer are living for yourself; everything that you do is done to help provide your child with the opportunities and advantages that he or she will need to be healthy and happy in the future. When the relationship that you have with the other parent comes to an end, and the time you spend with your child could be limited, you want to do everything that you can to remain an essential part of your child's life.

The attorneys at Groves Law Offices, LLP, understand completely how important your child is to you. We take all of our family law cases extremely seriously, because we know what you have at stake. We are devoted to helping you create a strategy that ensures you are able to continue to spend time with your child.

Working To Reduce The Conflict In Your Case

Our lawyers have handled many custody and visitation cases over the years, and we know the issues that often cause problems in these matters. We identify obstacles early on in the process and encourage thoughtful discussions about how you and your co-parent can resolve these matters amicably, and in turn focus on what is most important: making things as easy as possible for your kids. Some of the issues that we help with in these cases include:

  • Helping you and your co-parent determine where the child will spend most nights
  • Determining a holiday and important events schedule that clearly states the role of each parent in the process
  • Working with the parents to determine how major decisions in the child's life will be handled, and discussing how to resolve disputes that develop
  • Discussing which parent will be responsible for certain costs connected with the child, including schooling, health insurance and extracurricular activity costs

You may think that you and your spouse can handle child custody matters without the assistance of an experienced attorney. We want to caution you that this is not a wise strategy to take. Nearly every couple that handles their own custody case creates an agreement that is missing crucial information, which often results in very costly and expensive litigation later when problems arise.

We make sure that the custody and parenting time arrangements that you have in your case are complete and thorough according to Washington custody laws. We cover all of the details, no matter how minor, so that there is clear guidance for both parties in the future. We want you to be able to focus on effective co-parenting, not fighting over each and every little thing.

We're Here For You

To talk in more detail about your custody or parenting time concerns, feel free to call our office at 253-220-7386 or send us an email. In your free consultation, you will meet with an experienced attorney who will be able to provide you with detailed information about what we can do to help you. Our office is conveniently located in the Historic Tacoma Armory Building.