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
As a new transplant to the TriCities area, I am enjoying getting to know the area... more
As a new transplant to the TriCities area, I am enjoying getting to know the area and it's people. I am also adjusting to suburbia after spending the last ten years on a forty acre farm in Stevens County where I was managing partner to a civil litigation firm with multiple offices. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology I love working with people and empowering them to create ... view profile
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.
Professional Background Gwynna Biggers Norman has practiced family law with the Law... more
Professional Background Gwynna Biggers Norman has practiced family law with the Law Office of Ted D. Billbe, PLLC since 2006. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University in 2002 and her law degree from Seattle University School of Law cum laude in 2006. As a law student, Gwynna was a member of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Dispute Resolution Board, and was e... view profile
Ms. Brost started her professional career in nursing, and continued to military... more
Ms. Brost started her professional career in nursing, and continued to military social work. She has worked as a family counselor, drug/alcohol specialist, and Guardian ad Litem. With over 19 years of experience as a family lawattorney, she is an experienced litigator of cases involving significant assets and/or serious allegations of abuse. She utilizes her broad base of knowledge and experien... view profile
J. Blake Hilty is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin. He primarily represents... more
J. Blake Hilty is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin. He primarily represents clients in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. He graduated with his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude, and was also the school’s law review associate editor. Blake is a family law attorney because he is passionate about helping people navigate through an often-complex system during a... view profile
Jamieis a recent graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Class of 2010,... more
Jamieis a recent graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Class of 2010, and a recent new admitee to the Washington State Bar. Jamies law focus is with family law cases and is currently working with Tom ONeill to learn the inner workings of disability law including Social Security benefits. Jamie is currently the Secretary for theCowlitz County Legal Aid Board of Director... view profile
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.