A Seattle Divorce Attorney Who Helps

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 move forward in their lives. I work with clients who wish to preserve their dignity and work with 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 all can accept and that address long-term concerns, using methods that maintain privacy and respect for all and maximize the ability to co-parent in the future. I'm a Seattle divorce attorney who helps clients avoid court.

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Choose a More Respectful and Cost-Effective Divorce

Many people find Collaborative Law and Mediation to be two effective processes for reaching good divorce agreements while preserving privacy and dignity—and without adding the dynamics of a court of law to your divorce. In either process, you have professional guidance from the very start towards an agreement to help you satisfactorily address all concerns, 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 agreements to create the best possible post-divorce future.

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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 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.

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. 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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