Forks, Washington Divorce Lawyers

Mark Kevin Baumann
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Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(360) 452-8688 1337 West 5th St
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
Pepperdine University School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Washington School of Law
My job is to achieve my client’s goals. Often times, clients need help defining their goals. Listening to the client and understanding their needs and interests, working through the options and setting attainable goals is typically the first step in fashioning a strategy in which to proceed with the case. I am a litigator, counselor, mediator, judge pro tem, educator, and professional speaker, now working primarily in the area of family law, domestic violence and high conflict cases. I provide service for all areas of family law, including divorce, parenting, custody, visitation, parental alienation, child support, modifications, relocation, grandparent...
Derek Medina
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Port Angeles, WA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(360) 504-2191 210 East Fifth Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mark David Mullins
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Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(360) 457-7223 206 S Lincoln St Ste 205
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Derek G. Medina
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Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer
(360) 504-2191 210 E. Fifth Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce
Port Angeles, WA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(360) 565-1215 405 S Peabody St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(360) 452-8315 916 Georgiana St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(360) 417-2500 618 S Peabody St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Administrative and Family
Port Angeles, WA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(360) 452-1112 111 E 3rd St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Port Angeles, WA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(360) 452-3307 516 E Front St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
David Starks
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Ave
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
David Starks is a partner at McKinley Irvin and practices out of the firm’s Seattle and Bellevue offices. Mr. Starks is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been designated to the list of “Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State,” Washington Super Lawyers®, rated 10/10 “Superb” on Avvo, and was chosen by his peers to the list of The Best Lawyers in America©. David is driven by a passion for his client’s success and always fights to protect their best interests.
Cindy Shin-Yi Huang
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I have a broad range of family law experience and focus my practice on complex divorce cases involving the protection and distribution of significant assets. In any situation, I never forget that the outcome of a case will have a lifelong impact on my clients and their family members. My clients trust that I will do everything I can to protect their immediate and long-term interests, to get the results they need to move forward with their lives.
Vicki Oslund
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Everett, WA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(425) 276-6878 2825 Colby Ave
Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201
Divorce and Family
Whittier Law School and Central Washington University
Vicki Oslund has been practicing family law for over 19 years. Vicki is highly regarded for her experience in both the legal and business communities, and for her ability to achieve favorable results for her clients. Vicki represents clients in all family law matters, with a focus on complex divorce cases that involve high value property, business, and financial distributions. Clients who work with Vicki appreciate her meticulous and compassionate guidance. Vicki is a trained mediator and has worked as an arbitrator with the Snohomish County Superior Court. She holds an MBA and worked as a corporate negotiator. She is...
Marc Christianson
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Marc is widely considered one of Washington state’s most accomplished divorce and family law attorneys. In practice since 1975, he focuses his practice on divorce cases involving complex financial and/or business interests. He’s also known for treating his clients with respect and compassion. In addition to litigation, he’s an experienced mediator, arbitrator and trained in Collaborative Law, offering alternative approaches to resolving divorce cases.
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 659-6839 4130 1st Ave S.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Devoted. Prepared. Accessible. Compassionate. Michelle Dellino is the managing attorney at Dellino Law Group. At Dellino Law Group our practice is results oriented and heavily focused on both preparing an aggressive defense right away and client communication. We provide non-judgmental and efficient representation with an emphasis on achieving client goals through immediate problem solving.
Mark Randall Arend
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Over the course of his career, Mark Arend has filled the shoes of a businessman, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and an attorney. Using his diverse vocational background, he helps clients facing high-tension, complex, and adversarial family law matters. Some of his practice areas include child custody, domestic violence, child support, relocation, high net worth divorce, and military family law.

Mark’s approach to family law is based on common sense, strong ethical standards, and the highest level of professionalism. His goal is simple: to “do better” for his clients than any other legal representative would do. Mark is...
J. Mark Weiss
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(206) 622-6707 100 West Harrison Street, South Tower, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98119
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Washington School of Law
Mark's entire focus is to help divorcing and separating clients reach agreements. Instead of trying to create a “winner” and loser, Mark works in the highly effective mediation and Collaborative divorce processes, so clients can create reality-based agreements that are consistent with their needs, values, and goals, without engaging in the dynamics of the adversarial court system. Mark is particularly experienced and skilled in cases involving businesses and complex property issues, including professional practices, and complex parenting (custody/visitation) matters. He is also certified as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(R).
Danielle L. LaBelle
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Since the day that she became an attorney, Danielle LaBelle has focused her career on family law. Today, her goal is simple: to help families dealing in critical legal circumstances get the patient, caring, and professional guidance that they need. “I want my clients to feel like their voice was heard and their interests were well-represented,” she said. As a family lawyer, Danielle understands the importance of providing balanced legal representation – advocacy that is zealous yet compassionate. She practices a wide variety of case types, including child custody, divorce, domestic violence, LGBT family law, and military family law...
Brian M. Anthoney
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Port Orchard, WA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(360) 895-0250 2472 Bethel Rd. SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law and University of Oregon School of Law
I worked as a civil trial lawyer prior to focusing exclusively on family law. I have extensive experience negotiating contentious and emotional cases.

Outside the office, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and spending time with my wife and our two daughters.
Araceli Amaya
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
American University, College of Law
Litigating family law cases can be laden with emotion and uncertainty. I understand that this can be one of the most difficult times of your life – any aspect of a family law case can result in anxiety over subjects like where your children will live, how you will get by financially, whether you will be able to continue living in the manner to which you are accustomed. All are valid, and common, concerns in family law cases. Because this area of law is so delicate, I believe that you deserve the utmost care and service from your attorney. ...
Jeanne Sockle
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Olympia, WA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(360) 866-7100 3025 Limited Ln NW Ste 200
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Washington State Bar Assn Law Clerk Program and Evergreen State College
Jeanne Sockle is a principle and managing partner in Morris-Sockle, PLLC. She is a successful civil litigator who has focused her legal practice on complex litigation, primarily catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Above all else, she is a strong client advocate, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and providing access to the civil justice system through confident, compassionate, and skilled legal representation. Jeanne is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Law Clerk Program (APR6). Washington is one of the few states that continues to provide this alternative means of studying law. Rather than attending...
Erik Jon Bjornson
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(253) 272-1434 615 Commerce, Suite 204
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Welcome. My goal is to listen to clients and deliver effective and cost efficient high quality legal services, focusing on maximizing results either through negotiation or litigation, whichever is appropriate for the circumstance. Many cases can be resolved amicably through settlement. This office offers a free initial telephone with a lawyer to discuss your legal issue: (253) 272-1434. With over 20 years of experience in Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, I represent clients in many other cities and states who are civilians, military servicemembers, and veterans. Because there is often so much...
Yale Lewis III
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(206) 223-0840 1511 3rd Ave
Suite 1001
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Native American
University of Washington School of Law
Mr. Lewis has been litigating family and Indian law matters since 2003. His office is in downtown Seattle. He tries up to three cases per year and represents three times that many at settlement conferences / meditations. He has been appointed a special master and sometimes conducts meditations. He also handles appeals.

Mr. Lewis appears regularly in King County Superior Court and less frequently in other counties
throughout the State. He is a member of the bar of most of the tribal courts in the State of Washington.
He also practices in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts....
Jessica Terese Moore
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Family law is a very active practice area. Though the people change and the law itself evolves, the need for capable, considerate legal representation remains constant. It is that kind of representation I want to provide.

Jessica’s keen intellect and ability to narrow volumes of information into the most salient points makes her a highly persuasive and effective attorney. Her dedication to the practice of family law comes from a passion to connect with the lives of people who need help and provide them with capable and considerate representation.
Lindsay Camandona
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Attorney
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Lindsay D. Camandona is a Senior Attorney with McKinley Irvin, a divorce and family law firm with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lindsay practices out of the firm’s Puyallup and Tacoma office locations. As a family-oriented person herself, Lindsay is able to identify with her clients and treat their cases as if they were her own. In Lindsay’s own words, “It is my priority to achieve a successful resolution my clients can live and be happy with.”
Brent Bohan
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Brent Bohan is a family law and divorce attorney with high energy and a powerful drive to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients. While running a private practice, Brent discovered his talent for family law. He loves helping people solve problems, and family law provided a challenging and rewarding way to do so. Brent now focuses his practice on family law and divorce, including high asset divorce and LGBT family law. Known for being a tough litigator, Brent combines a talent in the courtroom with his ability to develop productive and friendly relationships with the...
Kelly LeBlanc
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(253) 300-4757 1201 Pacific Ave, Ste C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kelly LeBlanc has been practicing law for over 33 years (21 in Washington). She has been admitted to practice in 5 jurisdictions and appeared on behalf of litigants at the state and federal level. She served as an Administrative Health Law Judge with the Department of Health and worked as a Guardian ad Litem in Pierce County many years before joining Envision Family Law Group as Senior Counsel. When the Court was faced with particularly difficult cases, Kelly was often designated to investigate and provide recommendations on how best to protect the interests of the child(ren) involved.

As a GAL, Kelly...
Jennifer Payseno
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Jennifer is an experienced family law attorney and a role model to her peers. She has been practicing law since 1992 and has been with McKinley Irvin for over a decade.
Sharon Louise Fields
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Mount Vernon, WA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 336-8181 1202 S. 2nd Street, Ste. A
www.sharonfieldslaw.com
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and DUI
Sharon Fields has been practicing law in the criminal justice system for over 14 years. Graduating in 1996 from the University of Utah College of Law. She began her career as a public defender for juveniles in Salt Lake County, Utah. In 2000, she was appointed as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Salt Lake where she prosecuted DUIs, domestic violence cases and business corruption cases in the Utah State District Court. In 2001, Sharon was recruited to work as a Deputy District Attorney for the Salt Lake County District Attorneys Office. She also worked on various felony...
Rick Edward Jones
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(206) 448-1010 1200 Westlake Ave N Ste 700
Seattle, WA 98109
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Rick is a founder and Managing Partner of Goldberg Jones. He continues to provide a level of “hands on” support that is invaluable to each office. His personal integrity and professional ethic largely influence who we hire and how we practice law. One can certainly see Rick’s stamp on nearly every aspect of Goldberg Jones.
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 237-1736 1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Since starting my practice in 2003, I have emphasized the provision of competent legal services at a cost which is adjusted for the client's particular situation. Hiring a lawyer is expensive for many reasons, but to the extent possible, I have tried to right size the fees we charge the client with the client's household income.

I focus my practice primarily in the family law area and have a great deal of experience in divorces, annulments, legal separations, child support modifications, parenting plan modifications and non parental custody cases.

A brief bit about me...

I am the first person in my...
Brien Galbraith
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Brien Galbraith is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin and practices at the firm’s Bellevue and Seattle offices. Brien accomplishes his clients’ goals by way of positive communication. By speaking with his clients regularly and in detail, Brien is able to understand their goals and set out on a path to achieve them. Brien is experienced in a number of different areas of family law, including custody, support, divorce, relocation, LGBT family law, and more.
Laura Sell
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Laura Sell is the Law Practice Managing Partner at McKinley Irvin. Laura leads the firm's attorneys in practice development, training and mentoring, as well as consulting on cases and ensuring the firm's high standards of quality. Laura recently co-authored the “Spousal Maintenance” chapter of the LexisNexis Washington Family Law Practice Guide, offering strategies to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues. Laura also assists parties in resolving family law disputes by serving as a mediator. With extensive experience as a family law attorney and civil litigator, Laura is particularly skilled in mediating cases involving complex legal and financial...
Kim Laree Schnuelle
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Kim Schnuelle is a Senior Associate at McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier divorce and family law firms. Kim has a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.com and has also been selected for the honor of Washington Super Lawyers®. Kim has a reputation for putting her clients’ needs first and protecting what matters most to them. “My clients know unequivocally that I am on their side,” says Kim. She is a member of the Washington State and King County Bar Associations, as well as a volunteer with Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Ms. Schnuelle was recently awarded with an A.V. Preeminent...
Matthew Taylor
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce
University of Washington School of Law
Matthew Taylor is an experienced attorney at McKinley Irvin. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a civil defense litigator at a leading law firm in Seattle before choosing to focus his practice solely on family law.

Mr. Taylor makes it his priority to help clients avoid needless escalation of the divorce process by offering compassionate yet frank counsel on financial, custody, and other matters. He takes his role as his clients’ advocate very seriously and strives to look for the best solutions possible to the issues his clients face: “My clients will know I exhausted every possible legal avenue...
Chad Eubanks
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(253) 576-7958 826 S Madison St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
I know divorce and family law inside-and-out. For the past decade, I've obtained outstanding results over-and-over again for hundreds of clients all over Pierce, King, and Snohomish County. Divorce and family law is all I do. I do it at the highest level. And I do it a value most others cannot.
Douglas Wilson Miller
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Bellevue, WA Divorce Attorney
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Duke University School of Law
I am an attorney in private practice with the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny in Bellevue, Washington, where I focus on family law and criminal defense. I am a graduate of Duke Law School Class of 1988, with over 25 years of legal experience.
John David Wickham
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Friday Harbor, WA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 378-7178 425 Argyle St, PS1
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Solo law practice, since 1996, emphasizing all areas of family law including custody, divorce, child support, paternity, restraining and protective orders, guardianship, adoption, dependency, estate planning including wills and powers of attorney, as well as probate. In 2003 I moved from Olympia to Friday Harbor, and therefore moved my practice to Friday Harbor. Due to the geographical challenges I only appear in San Juan County cases. Additional work outside the law practice has been to serve as guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children and incompetent adults and allegedly incompetent adults in court proceedings, as...
Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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(844) 923-2645 1801 West Bay Dr NW
#207C
Olympia, WA 98502
Olympia, WA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Warwick School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law

Sarah is a person (who happens to also be an attorney) fueled by compassion, curiosity, and the desire to see justice prevail. She started her path towards the legal profession at age 7 when she negotiated her first deal: to stay up past her bedtime. She did not win. Several decades later, she applied this and many other life lessons to the practice of law. In her spare time, you can find Sarah at the local dog park trying and failing to get her dog to fetch a tennis ball, playing on the water, listening to music, traveling around this...
Jamie Walker
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Tacoma, WA Divorce Lawyer
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jamie Walker is a Partner at one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firms, McKinley Irvin. She was distinguished as a Washington “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® and frequently gives presentations and releases publications on various family law topics. Jamie is experienced in a number of different family law practices, including divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, military family law, and more. With Jamie, you get an efficient, experienced, and caring attorney. In her own words, “I use every asset at my disposal to gain a positive result as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Molly Kenny
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Bellevue, WA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Molly Kenny, who grew up in the Midwest and has been licensed to practice law since 1980, has always had a passion for practicing law.

Molly completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. Upon graduating with honors, she attended law school at Ohio's University of Dayton, where she was an editor on the law review and published 2 articles. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and graduated cum laude.

Yearning for adventure, she moved west immediately upon graduation. After clerking for a federal judge in Portland, Oregon, she relocated to Seattle and worked at the Public Defender's office where she...
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

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