The legislature has fixed the Child Relocation Act for 50-50 parenting plans. Read the full article . . .
Parents in San Juan County commonly agree to a 50-50 parenting plan that allows a parent to propose the child’s relocation under the Child Relocation Act. The Court of Appeals has invalidated such agreements. Read the full article . . .
The Court of Appeals held that a parenting wishing to relocate a child with a 50-50 parenting plan has no legal avenue to accomplish this, even when doing so is clearly in the child’s best interests. Read the full article . . .
Since 1998, relatives of a child in Washington have had no right to visitation with that child over the objection of the child’s parents. Effective June 7, 2018, Washington has a new relative-visitation statute. Read the full article . . .
In Washington, grandparents have not had a right to visits with their grandchildren over the objection of fit parents. Now, grandparents do not have such rights even if the children have non-parental custodians. Read the full article . . .
A powerful tool for a parent to use in a dispute over a parenting plan is a contemporaneous journal. Read the full article . . .
For those leaving a romantic relationship, some simply planning and willingness to take immediate action can avoid heartache. Read the full article . . .