Elma, Washington Family Lawyers

Elma, WA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(360) 482-3400 201 S 3rd St
Elma, WA 98541
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Patricia Hays White
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Shelton, WA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(360) 426-6220 221 W Railroad Ave., Suite# 13
Shelton, WA 98584
Family
Shelton, WA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(360) 426-5044 122 W Pine St
Shelton, WA 98584
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Montesano, WA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(360) 249-3431 330 W Pioneer Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Montesano, WA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(360) 249-1979 314 S Main St
Montesano, WA 98563
Family and Divorce
Olympia, WA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(360) 252-2408 3535 7th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Family
Montesano, WA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(360) 249-0560 330 W Pioneer Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Montesano, WA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 249-0720 107 N River St
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Montesano, WA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(360) 249-3302 120 W Pioneer Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Montesano, WA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(360) 249-0560 330 W Pioneer Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Business, Criminal and Elder
Shelton, WA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 427-1432 606 W Cota St
Shelton, WA 98584
Family and Divorce
Montesano, WA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(360) 249-6174 104 W Marcy Ave
Montesano, WA 98563
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Shelton, WA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
521 N 4th St
Shelton, WA 98584
Family, Administrative, Criminal and Divorce
Brian M. Anthoney
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Port Orchard, WA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(360) 895-0250 2472 Bethel Rd. SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Jason Benjamin
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(253) 753-2923 10116 36th Ave St Ct SW, Ste 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Mark Randall Arend
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Marc Andrew Moses
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GIG HARBOR, WA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 456-4456 5790 SOUNDVIEW DRIVE
STE 201-D
GIG HARBOR, WA 98335
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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.
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family and Divorce
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...
Erik Jon Bjornson
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(253) 272-1434 615 Commerce, Suite 204
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Janice K. Langbehn
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(253) 471-7774 5202 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Janice Langbehn spent her first career in social work, primarily in Child Protective Services throughout Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis counties. During her 18-year career with the State of Washington, she worked with more than 1,000 children and families, while at the same time raising her own four adopted children and earning two Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Administration.

Upon retiring from social work Janice became an advocate for the LGBT community, seeking equal treatment for families in hospital visitations. In 2011 her work was recognized by President Barack Obama, who awarded her the second highest civilian honor in...
Marc Christianson
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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.
Rainer Armin Frank
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family and Divorce
University of Toledo
Rainer Frank is a Senior Attorney at McKinley Irvin who handles family law cases related to divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, and unmarried couples. With more than 15 years of experience, Rainer represents clients with a variety of legal issues, including domestic partnerships, child support and parenting plan modifications, contempt proceedings, enforcement actions, and QDROs. He believes that the first priority in any family law matter is to get to know his client and understand their unique situation and needs. He works hard to avoid unnecessary adversity, but still treats each case as if he were preparing it for...
Jeanne Sockle
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Olympia, WA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(360) 866-7100 3025 Limited Ln NW Ste 200
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Chad Eubanks
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 576-7958 826 S Madison St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Laurie G. Robertson
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(844) 923-2645 1801 West Bay Dr NW
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Olympia, WA 98502
Olympia, WA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 237-1736 1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.

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Kelly LeBlanc
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(253) 300-4757 1201 Pacific Ave, Ste C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Edgar Hall
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 535-2559 535 Dock St Ste 108
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Diego School of Law
My practice is focused is focused on resolving debt issues, protecting assets, and litigation regarding the same for individuals and small to mid size businesses. Prior to founding Washington Debt Law, PLLC, I worked at one of the largest creditor side law firms, representing financial institutions in bankruptcy, eviction, foreclosure, and litigation matters.

Having both creditor and debtor side experience brings a nuanced approach in dealing with creditors as I am familiar with their tactics, budgets, resources, and how best to find an effective approach. Our major solutions focus on litigation, settlement, bankruptcy, and out of court...
Kimberly April
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 753-2923 10116 36th St Ct SW, Ste 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Kimberly April is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand.

One of the biggest complaints against lawyers is that they often take over the consultation and start talking before they have heard the client’s whole story. Kim differentiates herself by taking the time to truly listen and hears the entire situation before providing legal advice.

Kim understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file...
Anthony Scott Marlow
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 300-4757 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University
Anthony Scott Marlow developed his tenaciousness and “take control of the courtroom” demeanor as a natural leader while spending eight years in the United States Marine Corps. Scott has turned these skills into effective and passionate advocacy for his clients.

Despite his Marine Corps background, Scott is empathetic to the concerns and problems facing his clients when they come to meet with him as an attorney. Having three children of his own, he understands the real-world difficulties and struggles that people face daily in the family law arena. Scott prides himself on quickly responding to his clients with honest advice about...
Ingrid R Zerpa
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Olympia, WA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(360) 701-0864 1226 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Ingrid attended Seattle University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree in May of 2015. In law school, she served as the secretary for the Latinx Law Student Association and dedicated her time to helping communities in need through volunteering and internships with The Defender Association Dependency Department, Northwest Justice Project’s foreclosure assistance program, the Legal Action Center in Seattle, and Snohomish County Legal Services.

After law school, Ingrid received the prestigious 2015 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice internship, and worked at The STAR Project (Successful Transition & Reentry) in Walla Walla, helping recently released felons reduce their legal financial...
Jamie Walker
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.”
Rachel Rolfs
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 572-5845 917 Pacific Avenue
Suite 408
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
I've been practicing family law in Pierce County since 2006, including divorces, custody, child support, modifications. I handle contested cases, agreed cases, and collaborative cases.
June Shin Weppler
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Tumwater, WA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(360) 545-3817 208 Lee St. SW
Suite 108
Tumwater, WA 98501
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
June is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law in 2000 and University of Washington School of Law in 2003, receiving J.D. and LL.M in Tax respectively. She was admitted to practice in Washington State in 2000. In her early career, she served business owners in matters involving tax, real estate, business transaction, business litigation, probate, and estate planning in Olympia. Her practice currently is focused on (collaborative) family law, estate planning, and probate. June is a firm believer in collaborative approach in resolving family law issues. As a trained collaborative divorce attorney, she is able to...
Jonathan Swartz
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Olympia, WA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 705-9266 925 Trosper Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
I have strong connections to the Olympia and South Sound communities. I take an active role in cases and strive to maintain personal and productive relationships. I am inspired by my desire to "make the world a better place." The joy I get from my work stems from my clients' enthusiasm for and satisfaction with my counsel.
Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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(844) 923-2645 1801 West Bay Dr NW
#207C
Olympia, WA 98502
Olympia, WA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Andrew Kim
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(253) 682-2000 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Minnesota Law School
Melissa Marie Denton
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Olympia, WA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(360) 357-8669 2401 Bristol Court SW #A-101
Olympia, WA 98502
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma
Ascher & Denton has been providing top quality legal services to families in Thurston County. We focus on helping people through the legal process at the least cost, emotionally and financially. This focus is not about being cheap, it is about providing the best value and doing things right with long term consequences in mind. Litigation is exhausting and expensive and we avoid wasted time and avoid hurting anyone's feelings as much as possible. It is just the right way to do family law.
Barry J. Wallis
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(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Roger Colin Schweinler
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(253) 471-7774 5202 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Puget Sound
Roger Schweinler has over 25 years of experience in handling family law matters in Pierce County.

Roger is dependable and reliable, and provides a comforting atmosphere for his clients. He is experienced in litigating complex dissolution cases, as well as highly conflicted custody cases. He is also aware that dispute resolution can be a beneficial tool in reaching amicable settlements.

He is extremely well qualified in the mediation of family law issues. Mr. Schweinler's overall goal is to provide competent and reliable representation in order to obtain the best possible results for his clients.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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