5.0 stars 18 totalReview Tristen Key
Does your spouse expect to get it all in a divorce you didn’t want? Do you expect to lose because he, or she, has superior resources? Do things look hopeless?
I found myself in a position where I was given Power of Attorney for an individual whose spouse decided that this was the perfect time to take her mate to the cleaners and filed for divorce. Tristen Key simply did not let that happen. She was our savior! Tristen was fair, but absolutely did not let anyone push us around. She obtained the results we wished for and, she was reasonable too.
I now consider her a friend that I respect and admire and heartily recommend Tristen to help you with family law issues that you may have.
Tristen did a great job of working through support issues with an ex who is combative on his best days. Tristen's no-nonsense and down to earth approach was exactly what was needed to help sort through the emotion and drama created by what should have been a simple request, but somehow turned into an major issue. Even though I'll never make my ex a decent human being, I'll still trust Tristen and retain her again if I am ever in need of family law representation again. She doesn't let the games interfere with the goal - getting your child what they need.
I was diagnosed with bipolar after an incident and was for the most part unable to participate in my wife's, a nurse, request for a divorce. Tristen worked with 2 of my sisters to accomplish the unbelievably favorable result. What is for most people going above and beyond is second nature to Tristen. What people say to me in conversation can have a profound effect. She was naturally cordial and complimentary.
I am so happy i went with Tristen, She did a great job of understanding who i was as a person and what was important to me. She made sure that was her priority.
I am very great full for her services and would recommend her to anybody.
When I was seeking advice on my upcoming divorce I was referred to Tristen. I loved her honest, no nonsense approach and chose to retain her services immediately. She manages to balance empathy with directness. She openly listens and is great at communicating what to expect throughout the process. Divorce is a very emotional experience and Tristen manages to bring clarity and a sense of calm to the situation. I would absolutely recommend Tristen if you are in need of legal services and advice.
Posted by a client
Tristen was great about getting me a very strict parenting plan and more money in child support. I provided her so much evidence and she ran with it and was able to get Dad to agree to our parenting plan with tons of restrictions. I wanted him to have no visitation ever and although we couldn't write it up that way that's exactly what I got. Dad has so many hoops to jump through that are very expensive and a year later he has not completed a thing. Tristen was very compassionate as she is a mother and I felt she could relate to wanting to protect your child. Dad has been a drug/ alcohol addict always and was abusive to me and my oldest child and Tristen understood why I wanted to protect my youngest from that life that my oldest had to experience. Tristen is very aggressive and did not let Dad's attorney bully us at all, in fact we bullied them to prove our point that Dad has never complied even before our hearing with providing us the needed information for court. The only thing downside is I still don't have a very good understanding about my order and what everything meant. I was never told how to move forward after the hearing just to wait and let Dad fail but I am still very satisfied because without Tristen I wouldn't have gotten exactly what I wanted which was for Dad to have no visitation!
Posted by Kara Blanchard
There's not enough room here to speak about Tristen. She's been my attorney for over 5 years and is an AMAZING attorney. She's guided me through so much in the family law world of WA State. My 2 daughters and I are set-up and secure thanks to her. She's more than an attorney, she actually CARES about you, and it shows in her work. She's gone to battle for me and has been a TOUGH opponent. God truly blessed me by putting her in my path. I'd recommend her, and have recommended her, to everyone. You needn't look any further, she's the complete package.
Posted by Geoff
I paid for consultations with several lawyers. Some of them had higher ratings on this site than Tristen. I chose Tristen and never once regretted my decision. Although she was the last attorney I consulted with she provided me with the most information and really took the time to discuss my legal issues. She educated me on various options and case strategies that none of the other lawyers took the time to discuss with me. I have very difficult facts in my child custody and child support case and a couple of the lawyers I consulted with had already given up on my case before being hired. Tristen didn't sugarcoat my case to me to get me to hire her. She was truthful and straightforward but never disrespectful. She printed off forms and walk me through them in case I didn't hire her. She only cared about arming me with as much information than about selling herself to me. She was the only lawyer to play devil's advocate and tell me what the other party would likely argue and how I could best counter the arguments. She is very intelligent. You can actually see her brain working all different angles. She doesn't treat every case the same. I felt understood and respected. I hired Tristen and she has never disappointed me. She is always thorough and one step ahead of the other side. My case is difficult and she has never given up. She almost always wins every time we have to go to court or threatening letters arrive from the other party's lawyer. She doesn't allow the other attorney to bully us. Tristen also is very reasonable in her fees. She tries to keep her fees down and does not do unnecessary work just to charge me. I highly recommend her as a lawyer.
Posted by Peter
I have been working with Tristen for nine months. I met with Tristen several times before actually hired her. It was not because I was "interviewing" her, instead I wanted to ask many questions, understanding the process. Tristen always answered my questions, and explained the process going forward. She was always patient, not pressuring me to hire her and move forward. Once I did hire Tristen, she has performed superbly. I feel that I always have gotten honest and straightforward answers and suggestions. Moreover; I can tell that Tristen is also looking our for my finances. She is always honest, and never try to bill for things that are not that important. My "case" are not yet settled, but I am extremely confident that the result will be to my satisfaction. I would recommend Tristen to anyone seeking a family lawyer.
Posted by Frank
I found Tristen through my company referral program and I have to tip my hat to Tristen as one of the best lawyers I've had the pleasure to meet.
I find her straight shooting and honesty the single most valued perspective. I engaged Tristen in my divorce with simple goals be fair, and be quick. At this point I have to say she has diligently pursued a rapid, and fair process while protecting my interests in the matter.
The complexity of divorce requires close attention to issues such as a fair parenting, and financial plan. And thanks to Tristen's hard work I believe I have both.