As a family undergoes a legal restructuring, either through divorce, separation, or ending an committed intimate relationship, one of the most important and emotional issues is how to serve the well-being of children. Besides the legal aspects of changing a relationship, parents have obligations and options in choosing how to restructure family relationships. and can grow into new parenting roles regardless of gender. In working through these issues, expertise and compassion are crucial.
The Law Office of D.C. Cronin brings more than 30 years of legal experience to advocate for client parental rights as well as for the rights of children. Parental autonomy in child rearing is identified as a fundamental liberty interest rooted in the right to privacy –no parent should miss the important milestones of a child’s life without good cause, nor should a child be deprived of the growth and development of parental relationships simply because parents can’t get along.
In Washington State, the Court is tasked with working in the best interests of children by working toward a parenting arrangement that best maintains a child’s emotional growth, health, stability and physical care.
The Law Office of D.C. Cronin examines all factors and works with the client, and at times other professionals, to determine the direction of the case and options for resolution despite the client’s gender.