You can write the divorce story you want.
Equitable financial settlements that provide security for your future. Parenting plans that incorporate best practices for nurturing healthy, well-adjusted children. Creative solutions tailored to your needs and your family's situation. Divorce negotiations that avoid the adversarial nature of court and encourage clients to stay true to their values.
Holistic support allows healthy transitions.
My law practice specializes in collaborative divorce and non-litigated divorce services, including legal advice, document drafting, and settlement review. I work with the region's best professionals to provide holistic support for families in transition: co-parenting coaching to craft custody agreements; vocational counseling to inform spousal maintenance / alimony awards and transitions to financial independence; child support calculations that consider current and future needs; mental health referrals when necessary to help clients process their grief, sadness, and anger; sound legal advice that honors clients' priorities and lays a foundation for a positive future.
Learn how collaborative law resolves real conflicts.
Collaborative law uses the skills of highly trained professionals to resolve the very real conflicts that arise in divorce: custody, alimony, housing, retirement. Although some collaborative cases might appear amicable or cordial, far more involve spouses working their way through difficult conflicts that will affect the rest of their lives. When divorcing spouses choose lawyers who share the same values and abide by the same ethical protocols while helping families in transition, collateral damage can be avoided, fees and costs can be minimized, and the best outcome for all can result.
Contact me to schedule an initial consult to explore your options, either with or without your spouse, at my office in downtown Seattle or on the Bainbridge Island waterfront. You also can learn more through the Washington Collaborative Law Options website.