Tacoma & Pierce County Child Custody Attorney
Jason Benjamin has spent the past 17 years of his legal career (since 1995) immersing himself in the intricacies of child custody cases. He has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue. He is in court almost every day of the week effectively arguing these cases on behalf of his clients.
Child custody cases are particularly stressful for the parents and for attorneys who are not comfortable practicing in this area of the law.
There is almost always strong emotion involved on both sides of the case and often there is a mix of mental health, chemical dependency, abusive behaviors and/or domestic violence as well.
This is why Mr. Benjamin believes child custody cases are some of the most challenging types of legal cases a lawyer can encounter. And, why it is so important that the attorney you chose is not only knowledgeable as to the law, but very comfortable in the courtroom. Judges often have very broad discretion in the area of child custody so it is important the attorney is aware of the various biases and proclivities of the particular judge hearing your case. For example, some judges are more acceptable of medical marijuana (or even recreational marijuana) and some judges are more amenable to 50/50 shared parenting arrangements than others.
Mr. Benjamin understands that divorce / child custody cases are some of the most stressful and trying times in a person's life. As such, Mr. Benjamin expresses a lot of compassion and empathy for his clients in these situations.
Even though Mr. Benjamin holds himself out as a child custody lawyer, he handles all aspects of divorce, separation, relocation and child support.