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Nonparental Custody

A non-parental custody action is when a person files a petition for custody of a child. Though not necessary, these actions are typically filed by close relatives of the child such as a grandparent or an aunt or uncle. We have even handled cases where a sibling has filed for non-parental custody. The is a high standard for filing for non-parental custody as parents have recognized constitutional right to parent their children. The court must find both parents unfit or actual detriment to the child if placed in the custody of their parents. If you have any question about your situation, feel free to contact us to discuss it with a qualified attorney. Non-parental actions for child custody are contained within chapter 26.10 of the RCWs.

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"Clear and concise through the process. Jennifer Schroader took over a case from another attorney that was not in line with the desired outcome. After hearing the details and looking over existing materials, she was able to map a path to resolution and keep us informed of progress in a timely and unambiguous way. Being a family attorney, she understood the balance between the legal matters and how it affects the parties involved. She remained completely professional in all communications. I highly recommend a consultation to hire." James
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"I hired Jennifer to assist me in a child custody battle. I was very impressed with her professionalism. Jennifer had many obstacles and shenanigans to deal with in my case. I couldn't be more happy with the outcome and the way she handled herself." Rebecca
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