Nathan H. Petersen, Attorney at law 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.
Dissolution of a marriage 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. Nathan H. Petersen, Attorney at Law 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.
Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem
A Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem role is to, "investigate and report factual information regarding the issues ordered to be reported or investigated to the court. The guardian ad litem shall always represent the best interest of the child." (Revised Code of Washington 26.12.175). Nathan H. Petersen is certified as a Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem by the state of Washington and will represent the best interest of a child in dissolution case.
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.
Nathan H. Petersen
Nathan Petersen has been practicing family law in Clark and Cowlitz County, Washington since 2011. His practice is solely focused on family law including: divorce, custody, child support, modifications of parenting plan and child support, adoption, and dependency cases. He has served or currently serves on the board for the Family Law Section of the Clark County Bar Association and the American Inns of Court. In addition, Nathan is an adjunct professor at Clark College in the paralegal program.
Nathan graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2008 and previously practiced medical malpractice defense in Houston, Texas. Prior to attending law school, Nathan attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Nathan is married and is the proud father of three children. He enjoys play guitar and reading.
Born in Belarus, Alina Bazhok is fluent in English and Russian. She received her AA in Business Administration from Clark College in 2011. Since 2007, she worked in customer service, and transitioned into the legal field in February of 2013. She is passionate about baking, enjoys spending time with her family, and loves to travel.
Having attended the Paralegal Program at Clark College, Mary started working with Mr. Petersen as an intern in 2013. When her internship was over, she began working for Nathan as a Legal Assistant. Mary is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the YWCA of Clark County. Mary loves spending time with her two children and enjoys photography and spending time outdoors (when it’s sunny).
Leaa supports the firm administratively in accounting, billing and invoicing. Prior to working with Nathan H. Petersen Attorney at Law, 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. Leaa is married and has three children. She enjoys running, reading, travel and spending time with her children and family.