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Nicole B Chafetz
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Nicole B Chafetz

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption

About Me

    THE MOST INTERESTING THING IN MY PRACTICE NOW IS THAT WE ARE OFFERING A PAY-AS-YOU-GO/ LOW-RETAINER PAYMENT PLAN ON ALL OF OUR CASES, DEPENDENCY AND FAMILY LAW! FOR AS LITTLE AS $400 TO START AND $400/ MONTH, WE WILL HANDLE YOUR CASE FROM START TO FINISH!
     I am really excited, as you can see from the all-caps, with this plan! I have worried for years about the fact that there is no one out there to represent working people who have paychecks and who can pay a little per month, but who cannot come up with large retainers that almost every other lawyer in Washngton State requires in order to get involved with your case.
     So I decided to BE that lawyer.


     If you keep up with your monthly retainer, we are willing to be your firm even if you can't come up with the $2K-$10K retainer required by most Washington lawyers.


     Look for our PAY-AS-YOU-GO t.v. commercials in the Fall of 2014!


 


     My first area of expertise is Washington State dependency law. I am passionate about helping parents get their children back from foster care, and have over a decade of successful years doing so. Nothing is better than being invited to a child's birthday party, when their last birthday was in foster care and this year, they live at home with their parents.


     I have represented clients who successfully got their children returned, when their cases began with what at first glance would have appeared to be "hopeless" odds including: drug addiction; felony backgrounds; domestic violence; and religious issues and cultural diversity that sometimes bring their rituals and behaviors in conflict with the State's expectations of them as parents.


     I also represent parents in family law cases/ dissolutions and modifications when their primary issues are custodial.


     Although I do and have resolved large property settlement cases, my passion lies behind helping people resolve their parenting problems, generally with an emphasis toward understanding that children usual need both of their parents in their lives in some way or another; and determining how to do so safely and compassionately, whenever possible.


     I have been involved in high profile cases in Washington State and appeared on the CBS Morning Show in a client interview, under my maiden name of Nicole Blake. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/05/23/earlyshow/leisure/main697230.shtml


 

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Languages Spoken: American Sign Language

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Child Support: 8%
  5. Adoption: 2%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Christopher A Swaby

    I've known Nicole for several years and we have shared some clients. She works very hard for her clients. She is a fierce advocate. Were I in need of a family law attorney, I would hire her.

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    Christopher Swaby Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Holly Hermon

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a fantastic trial lawyer, creative and passionate in her advocacy approach with both dependency and family law clients. I have had the pleasure of being in trial with Nicole and have seen first-hand her successes in court. I look forward to working with her again.

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    Holly Hermon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Chafetz Family Law Group

1215 Central Avenue South.
Suite 202
Kent, WA, 98032

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Truman ScholarshipIllinois State UniversityN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant AttorneyKing County CASA, Legal1997 - 1998
Associate Public DefenderThe Defender's Association, Seattle1991 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tulalip Tribal Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
CASA Program of King CountyCASA1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Custody of Audrey and Alexis Fualaau, Mary K. Letourneau and Vili Fualaau RespondentsClosed/ inactive.
Franklin v. Johnston, No. 63919-6-I (1st Div.).Appeal pending.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Salon Magazine (.com)Something's Bound to Go Wrong: Boys and Their Guns1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawJuris DoctorateJD - Juris Doctor1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Third Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. PrivatesIn-box Zero/ Outbox The World: The Ethics of an Efficient, High-tech Desk2010
Parent-to-Parent ClassWorking with your Dependency Attorney2010
Second Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. PrivatesEthical Round-table on Dependency Issues2008
Second Annual Dependency CLE for King Co. PrivatesDiscovery Issues and Dependency Law2008
Seattle U Law School Dispute Reolution Board Negotiation CompetitionDispute Resolution2008
CBS Morning ShowLeTourneau's Mother in Law Speaks2005
POCAAN Town Hall (People of Color Against Aids Network)How to Work With Your Lawyer1999
A Lawyer SpeaksHow a Kid Can Have Input into their Own Legal Case1999