Third-Party Custody & Visitation

Custody and Visitation for Third Parties and Relatives

At Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., our lawyers work with uncommon family situations. We have represented high-profile clients in such matters, including transgender parents, gay parents, and grandparents seeking custody of a child because of a parent's drug or alcohol addiction. We handle all these cases with sensitivity and attention to the rights and options of our clients. If you believe your circumstances require an attorney with the knowledge and willingness to go into unusual legal territory, contact our Seattle, Washington, law firm to learn about our work in such matters.

Representing relatives, same-sex partners, unmarried partners, and transgender clients in custody and visitation matters. Call 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558.

Our attorneys work with relatives who seek visitation rights. Our clients have included step-parents, uncles and aunts, and siblings. These clients are trying to resume their relationship with a child after being cut out for some reason. Our attorneys advise clients about the possibility of success with a third-party visitation case.

We have also acted for single people who were in a relationship with a parent and who wish to maintain contact with the other person's child when the relationship ends. Our clients have been in same-sex and heterosexual meretricious relationships. Although courts cannot consider the parents' sexual orientation or their unmarried status, they do take the child's best interests into account. We consider whether this judgment conceals a bias against same-sex or unmarried couples.

In addition to helping people establish visitation with a child, we also defend against such actions on behalf of biological or adoptive parents. We also work with transgender parents and their partners. We have won some notable judgments on behalf of transgender clients who wish to remain in the lives of their ex's child.

To learn how we can represent you in a custody or visitation rights matter, contact our Seattle lawyers. We are pleased to provide high quality representation and counsel to everyone, regardless of their status or preference.