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Establishing a Parental Plan

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Establishing a Parenting Plan

It is often in a child’s best interests for his or her parents to both remain active participants in his or her life. This is why Washington favors visitation agreements that allow mothers and fathers to continue playing an integral role in a child’s upbringing. The exception, of course, is that a court will avoid awarding visitation rights to a parent who might pose a threat to a child’s mental or physical health.
I am attorney Mark D. Hodgson, and I invite you to contact my law office in Spokane, Washington, if you are going through a divorce or if you are seeking to modify an existing visitation agreement. I will work quickly to get the positive results you seek.
Establishing a Parenting Plan

Making Changes To Parenting Plans

At Hodgson Law Office, I handle a high volume of parenting plan modification cases. An initial child custody agreement was established based on the children’s needs. Over time, the children age, as do their interests and activities. Soon, that formal order no longer applies.

Modifying parenting plans is a necessary step, whether you are responding to the needs of a child or protecting them from parental abuse or drug use. Keeping the status quo in a custody arrangement can have damaging consequences.

Many parenting plans are written when children are young, before school activities, friends and significant others became a part of their life. What was effective in the past is now an outdated custody model. I will revisit the parenting plan with you, strive to find agreement with your spouse, and continue to focus on your children’s rights and best interests.

Parenting plan modifications are also necessary when children live with a parent who is physically abusive or suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. A new parenting plan can provide protection and shield them from the dangerous behavior of their mother for father. In these cases, you need a parenting plan modification lawyer who is efficient and effective in filing motions in court.

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I have advocated on behalf of hundreds of clients in family law cases. I have experience handling cases involving complex issues that may affect the visitation rights of parents, including:
  • - Child abuse, including physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • - False allegations of abuse
  • - Domestic violence and false allegations of domestic violence
  • - Parental relocation disputes
  • - Alcohol or drug dependency
  • - Parental alienation (where one parent seeks to alienate a child from another parent)
  • - Parental neglect
  • - Lack of parental fitness
  • - Violent or abusive forms of child discipline
  • - Failure to obey a court order (e.g., failure to make child available for scheduled visitation)
  • - Other matters impacting parental rights and the welfare of children

Schedule A Free Consultation With Mark D. Hodgson

As an experienced Spokane attorney, I will protect your rights and guide you through your case. You do not have to go through this alone, I will help you every step of the way.
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I hired Mark Hodgson for a divorce in Spokane. He was open, friendly, and gave me great advice and counsel. Mark was honest with me about my case and worked hard to resolve all of my issues quickly. He responded to my phone calls and questions every time. He was WONDERFUL in my hearing and got me alimony, child support, and the parenting plan that my children needed. I had two other lawyers before Mark and he is far superior to my previous counsel. He fought hard for me and he knew the law. I would and will recommend him to everyone that i know.
These situations are never easy. Deciding to get a lawyer then choosing one was a very hard decision. I spoke to a few people that have been thru divorce and Mark’s name came up more than once. I went and met with him, his business partners and Casey his assistant. They were all friendly, professional and most importantly for me nonjudgmental. He is very educated on divorce with children and keeps in mind what is best for the kids! He answered my questions and didn’t make me feel belittled as other lawyers did. Thank you Mark Hodgson and team you are all very appreciated!
Called Mark Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving. He got us in that Friday the day after Thanksgiving. We decided to hire him and he made the time to start the process of paperwork that Sunday. It was great he did this so my wife and I didn’t have to miss work and our case was a time sensitive issue. The few times I’ve had to emailed him he seem to get right back to us with answers.
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When it comes to family law and divorce matters in Spokane, trust the dedicated team at Hodgson Law Office. Our experienced attorneys have a track record of success in family court, providing effective and efficient legal services. We prioritize your needs and strive for favorable outcomes. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (509) 327-1415 or filling out the form below.
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