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Parenting Plans: Planning Makes for Success

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child after separation or divorce. You may have heard of legal terms such as “custody”.  It doesn’t have to be full of legal terms. It can focus on describing parenting arrangements such as: how decisions about the child are made (for […]

Adoption Opportunities for Same Sex Couples in Washington

Joint adoption laws permit same-sex couples to adopt a child together. By doing this, both prospective parents become a child’s legal parents. According to the Family Equality Council, adoption non-discrimination laws protect LGBT parents from discrimination by adoption agencies. Currently, 35 states and D.C. allow LGBT parents to petition for joint adoption including Oregon, Washington, […]

Washington law on Parenting Plans

Oftentimes when parents separate, they do not agree on parenting and child visitation issues.  Both parents may want primary custody.  Or, one parent may want weekend visitations while the other parent wants a 50/50 split time arrangement.  One parent may travel for work, causing them to want a non-traditional arrangement with regard to custody time and […]