Guardianship Attorneys in Vancouver
Providing Caring & Capable Representation for more than 65 Combined Years
At the law firm of Beaty Hatch PC, we help grandparents, stepparents, and other relatives with non-parental custody issues. With more than two decades of experience, we offer skilled representation and guidance to family members seeking custody of a minor. We will work with you to help you understand your custody and visitation options as well as provide knowledgeable advocacy throughout your case.
The process of obtaining custody is complex. We can help you navigate the system. To learn more about non-parental custody and how we can help you, call our Vancouver guardianship attorneys at (360) 566-6966.
Seeking Custody as a Grandparent or Non-Parent
A non-parent, such as a grandparent or other relative, has the right to seek custody if a child is not living with one of his or her parents or if neither of the parents is a suitable custodian for the child.
This could include situations where:
- The parents abuse or molest the child.
- The child already lives with a non-parent.
- The parents have substance or alcohol abuse issues.
- Living with the parents creates an unstable environment for the child.
If you believe that the parents are not suitable custodians, we can guide you through the custody process and work with you to seek custody.
In cases of abuse, either sexual or physical in nature, it is important for you to contact the authorities immediately to protect the child. In these cases, our lawyers can help you pursue a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction while we work to secure custody.
Child Support Issues
If you gain custody of your grandchild or stepchild, you may be entitled to child support. We can help you understand the child support guidelines and how they might impact your case.
Contact Beaty Hatch to Learn More about Non-Parental Custody
Our family law attorneys help grandparents and other non-parents with custody, visitation, and support issues. Contact our office today for a same-day consultation. You can reach our Vancouver guardianship attorneys at (360) 566-6966 or by contacting us online.
Capable & Competent Representation Across Various Legal Fields
Attorneys Licensed in the States of Washington & Oregon
Honesty, Integrity & Ethical Legal Representation in Every Case
Full-Service Law Firm Specializing in Various Legal Fields
Responsive & Attentive Communication Every Step of the Way
Compassionate Representation & Aggressive Advocacy
Strong Referrals & Repeat Business from Satisfied Clients
Serving the Vancouver, Washington Area for More Than 65 Combined Years