Port Townsend, Washington Divorce Lawyers

Samuel C. Feinson
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Port Townsend, WA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(360) 379-4110 210 Polk St., #4B
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Port Townsend, WA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(360) 344-2104 228 Gaines St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Divorce and Family
Florida State Univ COL
Port Townsend, WA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 385-9185 1820 Jefferson St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Paul Richmond
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Port Hadlock, WA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 379-5575 219 W. Patison St,. Shold Business Park
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Washington School of Law
I will work with you to get the best result possible for your situation. I begin all my work with an intake which I do at reduced rate to assess your situation. I start by seeing what you would like to resolve and work to bring a result as close to this as possible. I am a creative, out of the box thinker and am often able to obtain the solution my clients are looking for quickly and simply. I have worked on smaller simpler cases, as well as those that impact policy on local, state and federal levels. While...
Christon Clark Skinner
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Oak Harbor, WA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 679-1240 791 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Christon Skinner is the founding member of the Law Offices of Christon C. Skinner, P.S. The firm was established in 1996, when Mr. Skinner opened his own office after being a partner in the law office of Zylstra, Beeksma, Waller & Skinner, which he joined in 1979. Chris expanded his practice to San Juan County when he acquired John Linde’s law office in Friday Harbor in January of 2008. Chris has been actively engaged in the practice of law in Island, Skagit and San Juan Counties for over 32 years with a primary emphasis on business,...
Craig Alan Platt
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Coupeville, WA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(360) 678-6777 180 NW Coveland St
Coupeville, WA 98239
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Coupeville, WA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(360) 678-4407 1 NE Front St
Coupeville, WA 98239
Divorce, Collections, Family and Tax
Oak Harbor, WA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(360) 679-1240 740 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Coupeville, WA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 341-1515 504 N. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Sequim, WA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(360) 683-1023 460 W Bell St
Sequim, WA 98382
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
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.
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).
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.
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...
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...
Brent Bohan
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Everett, WA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(425) 276-6878 2825 Colby Avenue
Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201
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...
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.
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.
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.
Marc Andrew Moses
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Poulsbo, WA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 456-4456 19240 Jensen Way
#1331
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Attorney Moses has been defending juvenile and Family Law Clients in the courtroom since 1999. Whether your case is a divorce, legal separation, child custody and support, spousal support, domestic violence, or guardianship, he has the experience and resources necessary to achieve a successful outcome of your case. He has a strong background in defending the rights of individuals, and is competent to handle your case from beginning to end, with thoughtful attention to detail, whether it be at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
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. ...
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.
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.
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...
Samuel K. Darling
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Everett, WA Divorce Lawyer
(425) 212-1789 3802 Colby Ave Ste 2
Everett, WA 98201
Divorce, Collections, Employment and Real Estate
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Samuel K. Darling is a general civil litigator whose practice emphasizes divorce, employment, and real estate law. Mr. Darling's legal experience also includes landlord tenant disputes, land use issues, personal injury, construction defect matters, creditor law, and business law. Mr. Darling received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2002. In 2007 he earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota, where he graduated on the Dean's List with an "A" Average and was a Royal Stone Scholarship Recipient, a member of several student organizations, and a moot court Best Brief Nominee. Mr. Darling began his legal career with...
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...
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...
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 327-9335 3418 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm is an attorney who can litigate, mediate or collaborate.
Litigation- As an attorney with over 20 years experience, Bruce Pruitt-Hamm has been awarded the highest rating by the national lawyer-rating service, Avvo.com. Since graduating in 1994 from the University of Washington School of Law near the top of his class, he has litigated over one thousand cases in a wide variety of areas of the law. Bruce volunteers for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Moderate Means Program“, offering reduced rates to people of moderate means. Bruce’s standard rate is $280/hr.; but he offers discounts for those on legal insurance...
Kent Millikan
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Everett, WA Divorce Lawyer with 51 years experience
(425) 259-2222 3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
College of William and Mary
Hello – My name is Kent Millikan. I’m a senior partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and I’ve practiced law since 1968. My experiences in life and the law have given me judgment about issues and cases that can only be gained by years of experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom. I have years of experience as a trial lawyer representing clients in personal injury cases, in complex divorce and family law cases, in contentious probate issues, and in complex business matters and real estate. My practice focus now is personal injury, probate, estate planning,...
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...
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...
Debra Synovec
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(206) 568-5337 1818 Westlake Avenue North, Suite #314
Seattle, WA 98109
Divorce, Elder and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Debra Synovec, founder of Whole Mediation, Inc., provides skillful mediation services in Seattle, Washington. Whole Mediation offers clients a progressive, productive, and peaceful process to resolve family challenges and create a more balanced, empowering approach to conflict resolution. Debra ‘s mediation and divorce consulting practice primarily concentrates in: divorce, premarital and post-marital agreements, parenting plans, cohabitation and LGBT dissolutions, estate planning, estate administration and small business disputes.?? Debra combines her unique skills acquired as an attorney, CPA and social worker to pragmatically and compassionately help clients address the legal, financial and emotional...
Ululani Akiona
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Everett, WA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(425) 512-9161 3216 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
I am a compassionate and empathetic individual, and I founded Akiona Law, PLLC to fully realize my passion for helping people in this turbulent and uncertain economic climate and to ensure people are being treated fairly and are not being taken advantage of. I practice family law in Snohomish County, Washington and my office is located in Everett. I support and encourage parties to work together to resolve their issues, especially when children are involved. The fact of the matter is when you have children, you are going to have deal with your former spouse for the rest...
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....
Molly Kenny
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Bellevue, WA Divorce Lawyer with 39 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 has been practicing law since 1980 and has focused on family law and divorce cases in the Seattle area for almost 20 years. Molly and her Bellevue family law office is experienced in handling complex cases including divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence with respect and compassion.
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Ave
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Rita Herrera Irvin is a partner at McKinley Irvin, one of the largest and most exceptional family law firms in the Pacific Northwest region. She helped found the firm with Sands McKinley in 1991. Rita prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients so that they can have the best possible chance of success. She takes the time to get to know her clients so that their goals can become her goals. Rita attended Seattle University School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 1991. She is also a past board member with Centro Latino, a Trustee with...
Elizabeth Anne Hoffman
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer
(206) 397-0399 1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Elizabeth A. Hoffman is an attorney at McKinley Irvin’s Bellevue and Seattle offices. She is adept in a number of areas of family law, including divorce, adoption, domestic violence, unmarried couples, LGBT family law, and more. Elizabeth has been distinguished as a Washington “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® (2014) due to her experience, reputation, and consistently exceptional client service. Elizabeth passionately advocates for her clients as well as the community at-large, particularly in the areas of domestic violence advocacy and the welfare of children.
Stacey Lynne Smythe
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Bellevue, WA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(425) 460-0550 9 Lake Bellevue Dr
#204
Bellevue, WA 98005
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Stacey Smythe joins Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny firm with over 24 years of legal experience, focusing in Family Law, Estate planning and Probate. Stacey Smythe graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor of arts in Business Administration and Sociology. She received her Juris Doctorate from University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1991, nka Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Smythe is committed to an open line of communication with her clients and recognizes the need to keep clients fully informed of all aspects of their case. Ms. Smythe...
Billie Grissom
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Bothell, WA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(425) 286-1110 19125 North Creek Parkway
Suite 120
Bothell, WA 98011
Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Billie Grissom has been involved in Washington’s collaborative movement since 2005 and her practice is limited to out-of-court settlement options. She has had extensive training in collaborative law, mediation and other out-of-court settlement approaches for difficult and complex family law matters.

Billie helps couples and families in conflict preserve what is most important to them through active participation that allows them to decide their own future. She is an active and empathetic listener who directly addresses client’s needs. Billie can help you to understand your options and to move forward in life without destroying yourself, your children and your family.

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Considering divorce?

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).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.