At Integrative Family Law, we know that you and your family are seriously impacted... more
At Integrative Family Law, we know that you and your family are seriously impacted by conflict created during your divorce. Wherever possible, I help clients reach agreements in the least contentious, most cost effective, way. Although I have litigation experience, as well as trial backing in my office, I work as cooperatively and amicably as possible. I am also trained in collaborative... view profile
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The... more
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The resiliency of the human spirit never ceases to impress me. I see my role as first,helping clients first todetermine their priorities clearly, second, developing a plan to achieve as many priorities as possible, and third, implementing the plan, with modifications as required as the case progresses. ... view profile
I have been a practicing Washington Family Law attorney for over 35 years. I was a... more
I have been a practicing Washington Family Law attorney for over 35 years. I was a previous president of the Family Law Section of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the South King County Bar Association. I have also served as a Superior Court Judge pro tem, Superior Court Arbitrator, and Superior Court Commissioner pro tem for over 30 years. I was awarded the Tacoma-Pierce Co... view profile
I understand that in family law, clients need my immediate attention, time, answers,... more
I understand that in family law, clients need my immediate attention, time, answers, and ultimately, relief from their situation. I know how to posture my cases for resolution, both inside and outside of the courtroom. I find that my willingness to go to court is often what can drive the settlement process with the other side. Whether we settle the case with the assistance of local mediators an... view profile
I am a native of Seattle. Since I graduated from Nathan Hale High School in north... more
I am a native of Seattle. Since I graduated from Nathan Hale High School in north Seattle my goal was to become a lawyer. I am thrilled to have achieved my goals and to be living and working in the area where I grew up.
My family is originally from the Philippines. I have lived in Olympia for the past... more
My family is originally from the Philippines. I have lived in Olympia for the past five years and when I'm not trying family law cases, my interests revolve around travel, eating and spending time with my family.
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.