Spanaway, Washington Family Lawyers

Kelly LeBlanc
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Strong and compassionate family law attorney. Call today!

I’m an experienced Washington family lawyer dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the legal process. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Sarah Thorpe
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Washington Family Law Attorney

Seattle University School of Law
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Compassionate representation in divorce and family law 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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Marc Andrew Moses
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Washington Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

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... Read More »
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Sarah Elizabeth Hovland
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Compassionate and aggressive representation in divorce and family law cases.

I am a Tacoma family lawyer with extensive experience in many types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorce, property division, spousal and child support, child custody, and parenting plans. Read More »
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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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Ji Kim
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(253) 584-1369 8718 S Tacoma Way, A2
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family and Immigration
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Kevin Rundle
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 753-2923 10116 36th Avenue Court Southwest
Suite 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Kevin G. Rundle is a well-established and highly respected Family Law Attorney, zealous advocate for his clients, and Commissioner Pro Tempore (temporary/fill-in Court Commissioner) for the Pierce County Superior Court (since 2011 in good standing).

As a family law attorney with Envision Family Law Group, Kevin focuses his practice on complex family litigation, domestic violence litigation, and sexual assault litigation. Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Kevin served as Director of the Legal Services Program for the YWCA Pierce County from 2005 through 2015 and an attorney with same beginning 2004 through 2015. Prior to employment with the YWCA, Kevin...
Jonathan Moffitt
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 753-2923 10116 36th Avenue Court Southwest
Suite 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Regent University School of Law
There are two things that are more important than anything to family law attorney Jonathan Moffitt, his faith and his family. Because of these values and his belief that every parent has a right to be intimately involved in the lives and upbringing of their children, Jonathan chooses to practice family law as a primary component of his practice.

As a husband and father of four, Jonathan understands the bond between a parent and child. This is a bond that should not be interfered with lightly and one that should be fought for vigorously.

Additionally, there are two characteristics that Jonathan values...
Debra Morse
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Lakewood, WA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 581-9715 10221 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Mark Randall Arend
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Puyallup, WA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(253) 271-4605 1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA 98372
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...
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...
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.
Erik Jon Bjornson
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 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...
Chad Eubanks
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 12 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.
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...
Jason Benjamin
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(253) 300-4757 1201 Pacific Ave, Ste C7
Tacoma, 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...
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...
Janice K. Langbehn
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney
(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...
Mr. Mark A Morenz-Harbinger
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(253) 234-1205 c/o Union Club
539 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northern Kentucky University
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.
Jayde Yunique Logan
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer
(253) 952-4290 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Jayde has a passion for helping individuals faced with a family crisis, which is why she is drawn to family law. She has worked in family law for five years. Jayde is able to personally empathize with her clients' cases, making her both a compassionate and effective attorney to meet her clients' legal needs.
Lindsay Noel
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Lindsay Noel is an attorney at McKinley Irvin’s Puyallup and Tacoma offices. As a divorce and family law attorney, Lindsay is experienced in a wide range of legal issues, such as custody, support, relocation, military family law, LGBT family law, and more. In her own words, “I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible.” Lindsay serves as Trustee for the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section and is a court appointed special advocate with the Family Law CASA of King County.
Rainer Armin Frank
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Puyallup, WA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 271-4605 1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA 98372
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...
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.
Lindsay Camandona
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.”
Janal Rich
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Federal Way, WA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(253) 237-0546 33530 1st Way S
Suite 102
Federal Way, WA 98003
Family and Divorce
Michigan State University
Ms. Rich is a Seattle transplant and a Boeing spouse. She is the first person in her family to go to college or to receive a professional degree.
Ms. Rich has been a lawyer in the Puget Sound area since 2007. Ms. Rich's passion for helping families led her to becoming a Guardian ad Litem for King and Pierce Counties.
Ms. Rich is a mother of two girls (and the guardian of three cats). When not helping her clients, she is busy being a mom. Ms. Rich can be found at her daughter's soccer games or...
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...
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.”
Amy Carei
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Ave
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
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
Laura M. Groves
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 220-7386 1001 S Yakima Ave
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Tacoma, WA 98405
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
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...
Michele Gentry Hinz
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Auburn, WA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(253) 740-0667 33035 52nd Ave S
Auburn, WA 98001
Family
University of Washington School of Law
I have been doing adoption work for many years and I keep my practice small so I can devote more personal attention to each matter. I work on a fixed-fee basis as much as possible so my clients can take full advantage of the personal service I provide without worrying about the cost. Even if you do not work with me, please use an attorney with adoption expertise to handle your adoption-related matter. You can find skilled, ethical adoption attorneys on the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys website - www.adoptionattorneys.org.
Matthew Yetter
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Auburn, WA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(253) 833-2044 960 East Main Street
Auburn, WA 98002
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Matthew J. Yetter received his Juris Doctor degree from the Willamette University College of Law where he received multiple academic awards. He also attended the University of Oregon College of Law as a visiting student. Prior to law school he attended Southern Utah University and Utah State. He joined Curry & Williams, PLLC in August 2007 and practices primarily in the area of divorce and family law and is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties.

Family Law disputes can be some of the most difficult times...
Samuel Page
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Ave
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
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.
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
Christina Sherman
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 268-5068 2610 North 26th Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationFamily
Christina Sherman, J.D. is dedicating her law practice, Christina T. Sherman, PLLC, to helping families grow through adoption. Christina is licensed to practice law in Washington, and has been practicing law for over 15 years. Christina represents adoptive families and birth parents both locally and from other parts of the country in all aspects of adoption.

While most adoptions are collaborative, Christina has the skills and experience to represent you even in the most complicated and complex cases. Christina will work with you through the process that works best for your situation, including informal negotiations, mediation, collaborative...
Jennifer Durcan Andrews
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 302-4849 2200 N. 30th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98403
Family, Administrative and Divorce
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Eric Engel
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(253) 579-1513 1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington State family lawyer handling divorce, child custody, and other types of family law cases in the Seattle, Washington area.
Raphael Igwens Nwokike
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Federal Way, WA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(253) 839-4324 30640 Pacific Highway South, Suite E-3
Federal Way, WA 98003
Family, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Nigeria
Miryana Gerassimova
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Lawyer
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2000
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle Pacific University
Shane M Silverthorn
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Tacoma, WA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 686-4489 4008 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
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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.

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