DOUGLAS R. HUGHES is a Senior Associate with David J. Crouse & Associates, PLLC and... more
DOUGLAS R. HUGHES is a Senior Associate with David J. Crouse & Associates, PLLC and has been a practicing attorney for more than 13 years. He joined the firm after nearly 10 years as a Deputy Prosecutor in Spokane County after having his own family law practice immediately after law school. While a prosecutor, Mr. Hughes was the first to charge and prosecute a case of human trafficking in Washi... view profile
I represent my clients with compassion and the skills I've learned from experience.... more
I represent my clients with compassion and the skills I've learned from experience. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington and my Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. My professional career includes service as a United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, and then many successful years in business, particularly with start-up businesses f... view profile
I've been practicing law for over ten years, most of it in Thurston County, but also... more
I've been practicing law for over ten years, most of it in Thurston County, but also including Mason and Lewis Counties. Family law has always been my emphasis. Client satisfaction is my top priority. I am highly accessible at all times, whether it be by email or telephone. I return every client's call promptly. I'm also mindful of the financial impact the case has onthe client- hiring a la... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.