Experienced Attorneys Emphasizing Divorce and Child Custody.

At our firm, we are proud to offer outstanding legal representation to individuals facing the most difficult divorce and child custody case, as well as other family law matters.

We are a legal team devoted to helping clients move through complex legal environments with sensitivity and professional competence. Our practice is devoted to family law, guardianship and mediation.

  • We handle all matters that rise from the dissolution of marriages and domestic partnerships, including separation, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, child custody, child support, along with non-parental custody, parental termination and paternity.
  • We also handle matters involving guardianship of minors, the disabled and the elderly.
  • Douglas R. Hughes has been named Top Lawyer in Child Custody by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Magazine, awarded an Avvo Client’s Choice Award and rated a 10.0 by Avvo.



We aim to provide the highest quality representation to clients specifically tailored to the facts of the case. We are upfront about our opinion about your case, our professional opinion about how the court may decide, and which course of action may achieve the best positive results under the circumstances. Because so much is at stake in family law cases, we are direct and frank with you regarding the reality of your situation. Call 509-252-3013  to speak with a dedicated attorney which can help and guide you through this legally complex and emotionally challenging area.


Our founding attorneys take pride in the representation that they provide to clients.  We get to know our clients and understand that every client who comes to our firm has a unique situation that requires attentive support.  Our office will keep you up to date with each development in your case and educate you about all of the formalities, deadlines and hearings involved. We have over 45 years of combined experience between our attorneys, and we are never afraid to pursue cases in or out of court. Call 509-252-3013 or email Doug@HughesNelsonLaw.com for a free initial consultation.