Skilled Guidance for Non-Destructive Divorce Settlements
I help divorcing clients who want to reach agreements so they and their families can have the best divorce possible, and can move forward in their lives. I work with clients who prefer to preserve their dignity and integrity, even when faced with challenging circumstances, and who wish to commit to address the quandaries that divorce can present. I focus on guiding clients towards thoughtful agreements that can stand the test of time, that all can accept, and using methods that maintain privacy and respect, maximize the ability to co-parent in the future, and minimize court involvement.LEARN MORE
Choose a More Respectful and Cost-Effective Divorce
Many have found Collaborative Law and Mediation to be two effective processes for reaching solid divorce agreements while preserving privacy, dignity, and integrity and without the dynamics of a court-centric divorce. In either process, you are guided from the very start towards an agreement to satisfactorily address all questions, including property division, child support, spousal maintenance, and parenting. You are supported to be able to make good decisions based on your unique circumstances. Both the Collaborative Law process and Mediation are designed to allow you to make thoughtful and reality-based decisions to generate a positive post-divorce future.LEARN MORE
27 Years of Experience as a Seattle Divorce Attorney
My passion is to help clients have the best divorce possible. Over the past 27+ years, I have helped many clients reach good outcomes for their divorce as their divorce lawyer, handling a wide range of issues. 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 continuously on the “Super Lawyers” list of Washington Law and Politics magazine since 2007, and am rated “AV” (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell based on peer reviews.
Mark works with clients who wish to reach durable agreements in their divorce or separation, and also handles other family law matters, including living together (cohabitation) agreements, prenuptial agreements, and marital and family mediation (mediation to keep families together).Call or email if you’d like to explore whether we'd be a good fit working together. Learn More About Mark Weiss
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. Court battles perpetuate power struggles and are very expensive—both financially and emotionally. It's rare to be able to work well as co-parents following a court battle, and your children pay the price. If you choose Collaborative Law or Mediation, you have a better opportunity to build a healthier future for your children by working constructively towards divorce agreements that take into account what is important to all.