Becoming a parent is one of the most important and meaningful events in a person’s life. From the very moment you hear that a little one is on the way, your priorities and outlook change. We all want the best in life for our children, and we want to be able to provide for their emotional and physical needs. At the Law Offices of David G. Kontos, we understand how important child custody and visitation issues are, both in the life of the child, as well as the parent. Our experienced King County child custody and visitation attorney genuinely cares about all of our clients and their families, and we have a passion for providing the absolute best legal representation each case deserves. With over 33 years of experience in representing clients involved in family law matters, our attorney uses his knowledge and legal expertise to ensure our clients get the best possible outcomes for their cases.
Experienced Child Custody Attorney
The family court deals with cases that involve strong emotions, especially when the issue is child custody. The Washington State court generally seeks to establish parenting plans in which both parents share the responsibility for raising the child. Depending on the circumstances, children may divide their time equally between both parents, or may spend the majority of their time living with one particular parent. While the court always seeks to make decisions that will be in the best interests of the child, other factors the court will consider in determining child custody include:
- The nature of the relationship between parent and child
- The emotional and developmental needs of the child
- Relationships between the child and siblings or other adults in the home, such as grandparents
- The school district which the child currently attends
- The parent’s work schedule and ability to perform parenting functions
- The child’s wishes regarding which parent they want to live with
Determining who will be the primary caregiver for the child can easily become contentious. Attorney David Kontos’ experience as a judge and as a Guardian ad Litem for children in custody disputes enables him to diffuse stalemates and ensure the best possible outcomes for both the parent and any children involved. His legal knowledge and understanding in how the court applies Section 26.10 of the Revised Code of Washington concerning child custody and visitation and his experience working with Family Court Services provides unique benefits to our clients. Our attorney and staff are able to provide valuable assistance to clients through court ordered mediation, helping parents establish both parenting plans and visitation schedules, and ensuring that their basic rights, as well as their children’s best interests, are being protected.
Contact Our Experienced Washington State Child Custody and Visitation Attorney Today
At the Law Office of David G. Kontos, our experienced family law attorney has over 33 years of experience in helping clients establish parenting plans that conform to Washington State family court standards, while maintaining the child’s best interests. His goal is to enable all clients to benefit from his legal knowledge, guidance, and years of expertise, allowing them to make informed choices and decisions regarding their own unique situations. Contact our experienced King County family law attorney today to make sure your rights as a parent and caregiver are protected. Our family law attorney has the professional knowledge and legal experience you need, while providing the compassionate and caring service you deserve. Contact our Kent, WA office to set up an appointment for a consultation. We serve clients in Seattle, Des Moines, Covington, and throughout the entire King County area, so call us today at 253-859-3966.