HELP FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS
(unlike other parent rights' websites, I show you how
I actually won and continue to WIN in family court)
I'm James Christianson, just a regular guy who was dragged into family court in 2001. I'm a REAL dad with a REAL case and a REAL success story. And that's REALLY me and my daughter pictured above. This website is all about sharing with you how I got custody and won over and over in family court and the Court of Appeals WITHOUT an attorney.
On this website, I share with you how I researched the law...how I deal with opposing attorneys...how I prepare for court...I even give you my own notes and research about the law and actual arguments I used in court to win over and over.
CLICK ON this FREE pamphlet.
Download it and learn more
than any one may ever tell
you (even your own lawyer)
Just for taking the time to read my site, the above .pdf is a FREE mini-pamphlet for you. It contains all of my own "Notes" on the laws in Washington State that govern parenting plans, including my favorite case law (a Supreme Court decision) that tells what the criteria is for a parent, even a father, to get custody.
I think this Supreme Court decision the BEST case that a dad could ever use in court to argue for his rights, especially when the mother has already had physical custody of the children for a while. The Supreme Court said, in this case (mentioned in the .pdf above) that EVEN if the mom has had custody so far, that does NOT mean that she gets permanent custody at a divorce or custody trial.
I fought off bogus attempts at restraining orders, bad GAL reports, false allegations, contempt and more. I've won my own contempt hearing. I've even won in the Court of Appeals twice. Most importantly, I got full custody and the PROOF is ON THIS WEBSITE for you to see for YOURSELF.
Since my original 2001 victory I have worked with THOUSANDS of mothers and fathers who have also succeeded without an attorney, in their own family law cases. I've worked with them as a volunteer for a parent advocacy group or helping each parent one-on-one, sharing and finding the resources they need, and even as a paralegal working for attorneys.
Other resources for you on this site
You can find PROOF of my victories and see my actual custody order, my winning contempt motion, my two winning appeals and more by clicking onto this page:
You can also obtain inexpensive .pdf MANUALS showing step-by-step, in every category, how I won and how I figured out the court system and how I deal with different aspects of the system, all by myself:
I call them my "How-Do" manuals because they explain "how do" I win and to win and do my own child support modifications, contempt motions, appeals, revisions, reconsiderations, legal research or how I defend against restraining orders, etc.
You also can obtain actual WINNING documents and templates that I have actually worked in court, even against veteran attorneys (briefs, documents, motions, proposed orders, etc.). Just click on this page:
What I accomplished (in short)
The short version: I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I was a truck driver and warehouse worker who flunked out of college. I was dragged into court and caught completely off guard. But, in the end, I came out on top WITHOUT the help of an attorney. Specifically, I got full custody after prevailing several times against a 17-year veteran attorney in 2001. Since then, I have been back to court on several occasions over the past 10 years and continue to win (even twice in the Court of Appeals), against another attorney with 46 years of experience.
This website is all about:
(1) sharing my story
(2) sharing all my successful strategies, step-by-step
(3) sharing what I've learned through my victories and mistakes
(4) providing you with actual documents that I used to win in court
The PROOF is in the pudding !
Don't believe me? This doesn't seem realistic to you that I could win in court, over and over all by myself? Good! You should NOT believe ANYTHING that ANYONE says in the family law world, without any proof.
That is precisely why I have a Proof of Victories page so you can SEE the proof that I actually WON in court. This page shows the actually results (the court's orders), which verifies that my strategy, tactics, and my "winning documents" are what actually worked!
I'm not afraid to hear you tell me, "James, prove it. PROVE to me that your strategy worked for you." But, an attorney, or an advocate, or a paralegal, or a fathers' or mothers' rights group might be afraid to answer that question. Why? Because there are many hustlers and con-artists out there trying to make a quick buck, preying on the desperate situation that many parents find themselves in during a family court battle.
I have met countless parents who did poorly in court solely because they actually followed the "advice" of a Clerk or some other court staff. Those folks are NOT supposed to give you legal advice in the first place, under the LAW.
Question everything. Demand proof. Make everyone back up what they say or claim. I can back up what I say and I have court orders, on this site, showing what I have accomplished. The proof is in the pudding.
Call, text or schedule an appointment
You can call or text me 24 hours a day at (206) 553-9158 for a free
15-minute consultation over the phone or at my Federal Way office and learn, in person, how I fought for what was fair for me and my daughter.
If you have an emergency, text me with "911".