Seattle Divorce Lawyers

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Seattle Divorce Lawyer Jason Benjamin
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Experienced and professional divorce lawyer. Call now!

I’m an experienced divorce lawyer who is dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Kirstyn Palmisano
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Experienced Washington Divorce Lawyer! Dedicated Representation! Call today!

I am committed to exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website for more information. Read More »
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Laurie G. Robertson
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Results-oriented and caring representation in all types of divorce cases.

I'm an experienced Seattle metro area divorce lawyer. I fight for my clients and have the resources to handle any type of divorce case, regardless of the complexity of the situation or the assets that may be involved. Read More »
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Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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Compassionate and aggressive representation in simple or complex divorce cases.

I'm an experienced Seattle divorce lawyer and am dedicated to helping my clients at each step of the divorce process. My practice includes property division, spousal and child support, child custody, and parenting plans. Read More »
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Compassionate representation in divorce and custody cases.

I am an experienced family law and divorce lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes large asset cases, child support, spousal support, and child custody and visitation. Read More »
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Jennifer Payseno
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 28 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.
J. Mark Weiss
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 32 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).
David Starks
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 22 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.
Danielle L. LaBelle
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(206) 624-1230 601 Union St., Suite 2600
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.
Brent Bohan
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
Laura Sell
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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...
Jessica Terese Moore
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 17 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.
Yale Lewis III
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 17 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....
Kim Laree Schnuelle
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 28 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...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 11 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.
Sara S.J. Kim
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Passionate & Skilled Divorce Law Representation! Protecting Your Interests!

I am a highly experienced and client-centered divorce attorney. I will passionately fight for the best possible outcome in your case! Visit my website for client reviews and testimonials, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Shana Erin Thompson
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 712-2756 1200 Fifth Ave.
Suite 2020
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Shana E. Thompson has achieved success by listening carefully, understanding her clients’ long-term objectives, and helping resolve dissolutions as amicably and expeditiously as possible.For the past 17 years, Shana E. Thompson has been proudly serving individuals in family law cases throughout the cities of Seattle, Everett, and Kent.

Her client base has been built on hard work and determination that has allowed her to become what she is today. She takes great pride in providing top-level service and promises your complete satisfaction when you choose her to handle your legal needs. Shana and her team...
Bruce Pruitt-Hamm
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 327-9335 3418 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Offers Video ChatDivorce, 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...
Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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(844) 923-2645 10700 Meridian Ave N
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Seattle, WA 98133
Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 10 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...
Mark Alexander
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(206) 784-3049 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Divorce and Family
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Seattle Divorce Services is dedicated to conflict resolution in complex cases. Our Seattle divorce attorneys believe that our clients are best served by an approach that reduces fighting and allows for agreement building. In high-conflict cases, our Seattle divorce mediation lawyers work to avoid escalating hostility. This approach is designed to reduce the trauma of the divorce experience and prepare clients to move forward in life, also setting the stage for more successful co-parenting.
Jason Benjamin
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 483-2372 701 Fifth Ave, 42nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Jason Benjamin has spent the past 23 years immersing himself in the intricacies of family law and particularly child custody cases. He has personally handled more than 1000 cases where child custody is at issue.

He particularly welcomes families who have emergency custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues, as he can typically obtain appropriate orders within hours to protect you and the children.

From the beginning of his legal career, Jason has aggressively advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence (even when domestic violence was not treated seriously by the courts). He understands the complexities of...
Brien Galbraith
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(206) 859-6800 901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Brien Galbraith is an associate attorney with Integrative Family Law. 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.
Kirstyn Palmisano
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 202-2215 600 University Street
Suite 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Attorney Kirstyn D. Palmisano obtained her law degree from the University of Washington in 2008. Kirstyn has guided hundreds of clients through the court process involving divorce, domestic violence and all custody related matters.

Kirstyn’s interest in family law was confirmed after her time spent working as a Law Clerk and Bailiff to the Honorable Mary E. Roberts. This unique position accelerated Kirstyn’s trial and litigation skills after witnessing hundreds of cases go before the court. Over the course of her 4 years with Judge Roberts, she learned the many styles attorneys use in trial to include direct...
Andrew May
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 202-2215 600 University Street
Suite 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers Video ChatDivorce and Family
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Andrew has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association for over 15 years and is an associate attorney at Envision Family Law. For the past decade, he has exclusively practiced in the area of family law to include divorce and custody cases. His wide-ranging background of litigation experience is extensively combined with years of knowledge as a skilled mediator.

Prior to entering law school, Andrew graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science. From there, he continued his journey into the legal profession at the University of Maryland School of Law, graduating at the top 10% of...
Rick Edward Jones
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 24 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.
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 29 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...
Matthew Taylor
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 19 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...
Jason S. Newcombe
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(844) 925-2943 10700 Meridian Ave N
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Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Boston College
We are a dedicated team of legal professionals who are here to help you in your time of need and crisis. Our Washington State lawyers have the resources, the knowledge, and the experience to assist you with your legal matter in our practice areas.
Sara S.J. Kim
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(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
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Seattle, WA 98105
Offers Video ChatSeattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Sara's focus includes Family Law and Civil Litigation. Sara Kim is a passionate advocate who, in every case, is driven to seek justice for her clients. In private practice since 1995, Sara is a highly experienced family law attorney; she also has a thriving practice in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation.

Keeping a client-centered focus has been fundamental to her success. As Sara explains, “The people who come to me are under a lot of emotional pressure. The point is to make myself accessible: I believe that being there to listen is the only way to truly know...
Tatyana Gidirimski
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Mercer Island, WA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 436-1074 7525 SE 24th Street
Ste 600
Mercer Island, WA 98104
Offers Video ChatDivorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Tatyana Gidirimski has handled every aspect of family law, including complex divisions of property, maintenance, parenting plans (including modifications and child relocations), child support, division of business assets, committed intimate relationships, prosecution and defense of restraining orders, domestic violence protection orders, and preparation and negotiation of prenuptial and other relationship agreements. Tatyana is highly cognizant of the toll - both financial and psychological - a contested family law matter can take on the client and strives to achieve an out-of-court resolution of the conflict whenever possible. She is skilled in dealing with high-conflict personalities and counsels clients on handling...
Kevin R. Richardson
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(206) 223-1601 1333 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Elizabeth Anne Hoffman
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(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.
Laurie G. Robertson
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(844) 923-2645 10700 Meridian Ave N
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Seattle, WA 98133
Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
New York Law School
Laurie Robertson has been practicing family law since 1996. As a seasoned and aggressive divorce lawyer, she is extremely familiar with Washington state's complicated laws. She is a compassionate and caring attorney driven by results, and she knows her way around the court room.

Attorney Robertson's extensive experience and legal knowledge allow her to serve a range of client needs. Laurie earned her B.A in psychology at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She earned her J.D. at New York Law School in New York City. After law school, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and worked for a firm which focused on family...
Charles Nelson Berry III
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(206) 441-5444 1708 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Erin Blower
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney
(206) 625-9600 1501 4th Avenue,
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Erin Blower feels fulfilled in practicing family law.

"Family law is a helping profession. I enjoy working closely with people to get them to a better place. It is personal and meaningful work."

Erin understands how unsettling a family law case can be. She is sensitive to the emotional impact of the divorce process on both her clients and their families.

"These cases are not just legal or financial - these are times of huge transition and emotional upheaval in people’s lives. It’s important to work with an empathetic attorney who understands the whole picture."

Erin guides clients in trying to find resolution of...
Jayson A. Haile
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 486-4810 11504 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Kate M Forrest
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(206) 973-7953 600 First Ave
Suite 106
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
I am passionate about being a strong advocate for clients during challenging times in their lives. I understand how important family is, and will work with you to protect your rights and interests without adding unnecessarily to the stress, animosity, and chaos that can affect a family going through a divorce, custody disagreement, or other legal action. My practice welcomes all clients, but has a particular emphasis on addressing the unique needs of survivors of domestic violence, military families, and LGBTQ families facing discrimination or extra hurdles. Happy times can be challenging too, and I enjoy...
Craig Alan Platt
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Sunitha Beatrice Anjilvel
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(206) 922-2826 800 5th Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Divorce, Appeals, Elder and Family
Dalhousie Univ
I have been practicing law since 1990 when I graduated from a top-ranked Canadian law school, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After 3 years as a trial lawyer in Canada I moved to California where I gained admission to the California State Bar. I practiced law in West Hollywood California for 13 years until my relocation to Redmond, Washington in 2007. Since 2008 I have practiced family law in the Seattle area, and I have extensive trial experience in King County. While I love being able to fight for my clients in the courtroom I also recognize that fair settlements...
Stacy Dyan Heard
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SEATTLE, WA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 447-8200 1001 Fourth Ave Suite 4400
SEATTLE, WA 98154
Divorce, Family and International
Seattle University
Stacy Heard is an attorney who practices exclusively family law in Seattle, Washington. Stacy has served clients for nearly 20 years in the Seattle area. Prior to and during law school, Stacy worked as a family law and civil litigation paralegal for 7 years. Her broad experience in family law includes cases involving complex financial issues, parenting plan/child custody issues, relocation, restraining orders, and child support issues. Prior to starting her own practice in 2005, she worked at a large Seattle civil litigation firm where she also gained valuable negotiation and litigation experience. Stacy chose to practice family law because she...
Sue Stepp Tamblyn
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(206) 232-4050 701 Pike Street
Suite 1510
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Business and Family
Baylor Law School
Debra Synovec
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 34 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...
Eric Engel
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 625-9800 600 University Street, Suite 1904
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Washington State family lawyer handling divorce, child custody, and other types of family law cases in the Seattle, Washington area.
Janel Ostrem
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 784-3049 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Washington School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Seattle Divorce Services is dedicated to conflict resolution in complex cases. Our Seattle divorce attorneys believe that our clients are best served by an approach that reduces fighting and allows for agreement building. In high-conflict cases, our Seattle divorce mediation lawyers work to avoid escalating hostility. This approach is designed to reduce the trauma of the divorce experience and prepare clients to move forward in life, also setting the stage for more successful co-parenting.
Janet George
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Seattle, WA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 9811
Divorce and Family
University of Puget Sound
Janet George has been practicing family law for over 35 years and is widely recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in the state of Washington. She limits her practice to complex, high asset and high income cases, including those involving property characterization, business valuations, and the distribution of multi-million dollar estates. She has represented high net worth individuals across different fields, including business owners, corporate executives, legal and medical professionals, and professional athletes.

Janet has received the top honors of her field. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 1992, serving...
James Stensel
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Seattle, WA Divorce Lawyer
(206) 624-1230 2600 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
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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.

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