Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody,... more
Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues. I can typically get appropriate orders within hours to protect you and/or the child(ren). Feel free to call after hours because I check my messages regularly. I have spent the past 18 years of my legal career (since 1995) immersing myself in the intricacies of ch... view profile
A mentor once told me that when you start law school, you do not realize that many... more
A mentor once told me that when you start law school, you do not realize that many of the clients you will serve are coming to see you at the lowest point in their lives. That has proven to be sage advice. I have served clients who are charged with a crime, who have just experienced the loss of a loved one, and who are going through a divorce or separation. I have had the opportunity to help... view profile
I am the youngest of five children and originally from a small town in Montana. When... more
I am the youngest of five children and originally from a small town in Montana. When I was six years old, we moved to England, where I attended school through high school graduation before returning to the U.S. I was fortunate as a child to be exposed to different cultures and languages. I then went to college in San Francisco and eventually moved to Tacoma for law school. I have been here ever... view profile
Attorney Stacey Swenhaugen handles a wide variety of family law related cases... more
Attorney Stacey Swenhaugen handles a wide variety of family law related cases including child custody, paternity matters, relocation, child support or any other divorce related case. Don't hesitate to call Benjamin & Healy and speak with attorney Stacey Swenhaugen about your case.
David is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending college and... more
David is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending college and working as a humanitarian volunteer in Hong Kong, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His tour on board the USS Nimitz introduced him into the Pacific Northwest, which he and his family call home. While in the Navy, he earned a B.S. in Business and began attending Law School. Following his graduation from Seattle University... 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.