Attorney Protecting Parents’ Rights In Everett And Snohomish County
In recent years, the law in Washington and throughout the United States has changed a great deal to equalize the rights of mothers and fathers. Now both parents generally enjoy a more or less equal opportunity when it comes to exercising their parental rights.
As Everett parents’ rights attorneys with years of legal experience, we have represented clients in a number of parental rights scenarios. We don’t consider ourselves to be fathers’ or mothers’ rights lawyers per se. We consider ourselves to be parents’ rights lawyers — meaning we will fight for your rights as a mother or father if you are denied meaningful time with your child or if you have concerns about the other parent’s time with the child.
We focus our work as a lawyer on providing assertive, skilled and committed advocacy for mothers’ rights and fathers’ rights for all of our clients. For an appointment to discuss how you can exercise your parental rights, call 425-740-2209, toll free at 888-298-1003, or contact us online.
Establishing Your Parental Rights
Since any rights you have as a parent are built upon the actual fact of your parenthood, establishing your parenthood is of the utmost importance in asserting your parental rights. For mothers, this is usually not a problem.
For fathers, however, this can be a much more complicated matter. When a child is born within the context of marriage, legal paternity is presumed unless it is challenged. For children born outside of marriage, however, this is a much more complicated matter. We help fathers assert their parental rights through a number of different strategies, including:
Establishing paternity: Both parents can acknowledge paternity or one of the parties petitions the court for a paternity action.
Adoption: If you have legally adopted the child, you are considered the child’s legal parent and you generally enjoy the rights and responsibilities that a natural parent would enjoy.
De facto parenthood: If we can establish that you have been acting as the child’s parent for a length of time, we can possibly convince the court that you are the de facto father.