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 very priviledged to continue to provide family law legal services throughout... more
I am very priviledged to continue to provide family law legal services throughout Pierce and Kitsap Counties. I welcome new cases in traditional litigation, uncontested matters, and collaborative law. I am happy to work with clients who are local or who live in other jurisdictions/states. I have been practicing family exclusively since 2010 and have been practicing law in general since 2... view profile
I help couples resolve their disputes, whether in the midst of divorce or post-... more
I help couples resolve their disputes, whether in the midst of divorce or post-divorce issues, with dignity and respect. Recognizingthe value of preserving civility in the legal process, particularly when working with children and families, I have been trained to assist families through divorce using the collaborative law model. In this alternative to litigation through the court system,... 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.