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Our Services

Petersen Law Firm provides legal services in Clark County, Washington in the areas of Family Law. Our philosophy is that providing superior legal representation requires an attorney to have both a strong grasp of the law and be fully committed to representing the client's needs and wishes.

Divorce

Divorce is often a very emotional and difficult trial in an individual’s life and there are many issues faced by an individual during the divorce proceedings including property division, maintenance, child support and child custody. A compassionate, diligent attorney can provide peace of mind that the proper steps are being taken during the divorce proceedings. Petersen Law Firm serves as a loyal advocate for his clients, ensuring they are properly represented before the court.

Child Custody and Support

Child custody and support is often the most important issue for a parent during the divorce process. It is important to secure competent and diligent legal counsel to ensure the most appropriate parent serves as the residential parent, that visitation time with the non-residential parent is appropriate and that child support will be sufficient and provided.

Modifications of Parenting Plans

It often becomes necessary for a parent to request the court to make a modification to the established parenting plan because of a substantial change in circumstances. It is important for both the parent requesting the modification and the parent responding to the modification to obtain counsel in these matters.

Our Team

Nathan H. Petersen

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Nathan Petersen’s practice focuses primarily on family law, including dissolutions, custody issues, child support, modifications of parenting plans, and adoptions. He also works on dependency matters representing children who have been placed into state care by CPS, CAPTA proceedings representing individuals accused of negligent or maltreatment of a child, and guardianship proceedings. Nathan is licensed in Washington State and Texas (inactive), and previously worked defending doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases. Nathan believes an attorney's role is to provide diligent representation while imparting practical counsel to his clients.

Admitted to Practice
  • State of Washington
  • State of Texas (inactive)
Education
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Houston Law Center
  • Bachelor’s degree, Brigham Young University
  • Associates degree, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Affiliations, Membership, & Leadership
  • Clark College Paralegal Program
    Adjunct Professor - Real Estate and Property Law, Estate Planning and Probate, and Legal Research and Writing
  • Washington State Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association - Family Law Section
    Vice President - 2013 to 2014
  • Clark County Bar Association - Young Lawyer's Section
  • American Inns of Court
    Membership chair - 2013 to 2014

Ryan Rothermel

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Ryan Rothermel’s role with Petersen Law Firm is representing clients in family law matters including dissolutions, custody issues, child support, modifications of parenting plans, and adoptions. Ryan believes his role as an attorney is to provide his clients with all the information necessary to understand their legal rights in family law. Ryan focuses on providing both fair representation and open communication with his clients to keep them informed about their case at all times. Ryan’s goal is to keep the often emotional and complicated family law matters as stress free as possible while still providing zealous advocacy when necessary.

Admitted to Practice
  • State of Washington
Education
  • Juris Doctorate, Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Bachelor’s degree, Defiance College
Affiliations, Membership, & Leadership
  • Washington State Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association - Family Law Section

Alina Bazhok

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Alina Bazhok joined Petersen Law Firm in 2013 as a legal assistant. She strives to provide exceptional service by drafting necessary documents, scheduling appointments, as well as keeping the client files organized. Alina earned her associates decree in business administration from Clark College. She is a Washington State notary and bilingual, speaking fluent Russian. Alina believes understanding clients needs and meeting every deadline is critical in her ability to serve.

Education
  • Associates degree, Clark College
Affiliations, Membership, & Leadership
  • National Notary Association

Leaa Petersen

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Leaa supports the firm administratively in accounting, billing and invoicing. Prior to working with Petersen Law Firm, Leaa worked at Breathing Systems International in Houston, Texas as the Quality Assurance and Accounting manager. Leaa graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with an emphasis in public relations and communication.

Education
  • Associates degree, Highline Community College
  • Bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University
Affiliations, Membership, & Leadership
  • National Notary Association

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Address

1104 Main Street, Suite 640

Vancouver, Washington 98660

Numbers

Phone: 360.326.4577

Fax: 360.326.1549

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