Experienced Representation in Washington State Custody Disputes
As a parent, you want what is best for your child. Unfortunately, the other parent may have different ideas about what is best, or may simply be hostile to any amicable resolution. Through mediation or negotiation, you may be able to find middle ground and move forward. If you cannot work it out, a family court judge will make custody decisions for you.
Clement Law Center provides strategies and legal support to resolve child custody issues out of court, and passionate courtroom advocacy if litigation is required. Based in Federal Way, we represent parents in the Seattle/Tacoma corridor in contested custody proceedings and in collaborative law or mediation.
Federal Way Custody and Visitation Lawyers
Bruce Clement has over 20 years of experience in child custody litigation and in negotiating custody agreements. In addition to traditional custody proceedings, he has substantial experience with military child custody situations and international or interstate custody disputes, including parental kidnapping.
Bruce Clement has achieved courtroom victories in notable custody cases spanning state and international borders. He has been interviewed by Mike Wallace and on Good Morning America in the case of a military mom who went AWOL from her tour of duty in Iraq to fight for custody of her daughter. He welcomes complex, high conflict custody disputes that defy easy solutions.
Washington family courts name one parent as the residential parent. Clement Law Center has successfully represented both mothers and fathers, whether they are seeking primary custody or trying to maximize their visitation. The law is gender-neutral, but custody typically goes to whomever does the hands-on parenting on a daily basis.
We handle all contentious matters relating to custody, including:
- Modifications of Parenting Plans
- Child relocation
- Interference with visitation; parental alienation
- Grandparent/non-parent petitions for custody
- Paternity and fathers' claims for visitation
At Clement Law Center, we pride ourselves on professional integrity and acting first and foremost in the best interests of the child or children at the heart of a custody dispute. We prepare compelling arguments based on the facts, without trying to destroy the other parent. However, we will vigorously challenge any dirty tactics from the opposing side to ensure that our clients get a fair and just result.
Seattle Child Custody Attorney
Whether you are fighting for custody of your child or revisiting court orders, contact Clement Law Center to arrange a free, initial consultation. Call us at 253-336-3607 or 888-351-6779 to schedule your appointment, or e-mail us.