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Family Law ~ Third Party Child Custody

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Although the Court prefers placement with a biological parent, the Court will award custody to a third party if a natural parent is unfit or the child's placement with mom or dad is unsafe or hazardous.

Generally, third party actions result when a parent or both parents suffer from a serious addiction, preventing proper parenting of the child. While other factors would also establish a valid basis to petition for third party custody of a non-biological child, such an action is appropriate when no parent biological parent or relative is capable to properly care for a child.

The Court will consider with whom and how best to serve the child's best interests. Yet, bringing such a custody action is not always as easily done as said.

Knowledgeable legal representation and counsel will benefit you.

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Phone: 509.325.0125
Fax: 509.456.2085
Paul A. DiNenna, Jr.
7 S. Howard, Suite 425
Spokane, WA 99201



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Third Party Custody is an issue that may be a solution in the best interest of the child