A Seattle Divorce Attorney Who Helps

Skilled Guidance for a Good Divorce Settlement

I help people who want to reach agreements so they and their families can have the best divorce possible and move forward in their lives. I work with clients who wish to work towards agreements with dignity and integrity—even under challenging circumstances—and who are willing to commit to constructively addressing the questions that divorce presents. I help those clients reach thoughtfully created agreements that address their concerns by using methods that maintain privacy, preserve the ability to co-parent in the future, and are respectful to all. I'm an experienced Seattle divorce attorney who is dedicated to helping clients avoid court.

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Choose a More Respectful and Cost-Effective Divorce

Many people find either the Collaborative Law process or Mediation to be effective for reaching good divorce agreements while preserving privacy and dignity—and without adding the dynamics of an adversarial court process to the divorce. In either process, you have professional guidance from the very start to help you reach an agreement that satisfactorily addresses all concerns, including property division, child support, spousal maintenance, and parenting. You get the support and information you need to make the best possible decisions based on your own priorities and circumstances. Both the Collaborative Law process and Mediation are designed to allow you to make thoughtful and reality-based agreements to create the best possible post-divorce future. Each process is customized for your situation. Each process has unique attributes so you and your spouse can choose the type of support that will best help you reach a successful outcome.

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28 Years of Experience as a Seattle Divorce Lawyer

My mission is to help my clients have the best possible divorce. As a divorce lawyer with over 28 years of experience, I have helped my clients address a wide range of issues and reach excellent outcomes. Washington Law and Politics magazine has rated me among the "25 best" family law attorneys statewide. I am the 2005 recipient of the "Attorney of the Year" award from the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, have been selected annually since 2007 for the "Super Lawyers" list by Washington Law and Politics magazine, and am rated "AV" (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell based on peer reviews.

I work with clients who wish to reach durable agreements in their divorce or separation. I also handle other family law matters, including living together (cohabitation) agreements, prenuptial agreements, and marital and family mediation (mediation that helps families address issues).

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Collaborative Law and Mediation Can Be Better for Children

If you can preserve (or create) a working relationship with your co-parent, your children will do better. Children don't do well when their parents fight or display anger or contempt towards each other. Court battles tend to increase anger and perpetuate power struggles. Court battles are also very expensive—both financially and emotionally. It's rare for parents to be able to work well as co-parents following a court battle, and their children inevitably pay the highest price. If you choose Collaborative Law or Mediation, you have the opportunity to lay the foundation for a healthier future for your children by working constructively towards divorce agreements that take into account what is important to all.


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