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Seattle and Tacoma Child Custody Enforcement Attorneys

Experienced Family Attorney Standing up for your rights

Washington family courts issue child custody orders based on what they believe is in the best interests of the child. All too often, however, one parent refuses to comply with the custody and visitation plan ordered by the court. In such situations, the experienced family lawyers at the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess can help you enforce a child custody order in the Seattle or Tacoma area. If you are seeking enforcement of a custody order, call us at 206-621-1110 (Seattle), 253-572-1000 (Tacoma), 360-742-3500 (Olympia), 971-416-0881 (Portland) for a phone consultation to discuss your case.

Protecting your visitation rights

If you have visitation rights and the custodial parent of your child is refusing to comply with court orders, there are several ways we can assist you. First, we can help you file an enforcement order with the court. If the custodial parent still refuses to comply, we can request that the family court hold them in contempt, impose sanctions, or even pursue criminal charges. Even if you are behind on child support, the custodial parent does not have the right to refuse visitation.

We are committed to protecting the visitation rights of non-custodial parents in Washington.

Helping to fight relocations

If a custodial parent wants to relocate with your child, your visitation rights under the custodial order will likely be jeopardized. The lawyers at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess can help you file an objection to the relocation of your child.

Once an objection is filed, we will represent you in the court hearing to argue on your behalf that the relocation is not in the best interest of your child. If the court does allow the relocation, we can help ensure that the custody and visitation orders are modified to protect you visitation rights as much as possible.

Enforcing out-of-state child custody orders

If you have moved into Washington State and want to enforce a child custody order that was issued in another state, there are certain steps you will have to take. Washington law requires you to properly register the out-of-state order with the family courts.

If the other parent opposes the registration of the custody order, they may request a hearing to contest the validity of the order. This process can be complicated and different courts may have different procedures for hearings. To ensure that your out-of-state order is properly enforced within Washington, you should always consult with an experienced child custody attorney for assistance.

No matter what your specific situation may be, the lawyers at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess will stand up for your custodial and visitation rights. Please contact us for help at 206-621-1110 (Seattle), 253-572-1000 (Tacoma), 360-742-3500 (Olympia), 971-416-0881 (Portland) today.