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Kim Laree Schnuelle
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Kim Laree Schnuelle

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family

About Me

Clients facing family law litigation are living through one of the most  stressful periods of their lives. As an attorney and advocate, it is my role to reduce significant legal stress in their lives by actively listening to their desired goals and then implementing those goals into a strong, well prepared and effective case strategy.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
  2. Child Support: 10%
  3. Child Custody: 10%
  4. Family: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Veronica A. Freitas

    Kim is the smartest attorney I have ever opposed. She is always well prepared and is very well spoken. Her arguements to the court are well reasoned and persuasive. She zealously represents her clients and achieves excellent results for them. I would hire her if I needed an attorney.

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    Veronica Freitas Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Brad Allen Meryhew

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Kim for many years while she was in the Prosecutor's office as opposing counsel. During that time I found her to be consistently well prepared, thoughtful and willing to listen to the circumstances of my clients. She was tough when we had to go to a hearing, and reasonable when it came to negotiating a workable resolution. Since she has gone to private practice I have referred clients to her with consistently favorable reports back, and will continue to do so.

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    Brad Meryhew Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

McKinley Irvin

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA, 98101-2334

McKinley Irvin

601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199205/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law and Conflicts of LawAmerican JurisprudenceN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateMcKinley Irvin2010 - Present
AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney, Family Support Division1992 - 2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Lifelong AIDS AllianceVolunteerN/A
King County Bar Association Bilingual Spanish Legal ClinicVolunteerN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Divorce with childrenClient received significantly increased residential time with his child and very favorable property settlement and maintenance agreement by the trial court.
Relocation arbitrationClient received very favorable parenting plan that allowed for successive relocations under its terms.
High income divorce with special-needs childClient received very favorable property settlement arrangement, parenting plan and maintenance award after sixteen hour mediation.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinRevising Third-Party Custody Order is a Challenge2015
King County Bar BulletinShuttling Children of Divorce: A Long Distance Primer2014
Advanced Issues National Business InstituteEthics in Family Law Family Law2014
King County Bar BulletinTribal Interests Cloud Indian Child Welfare Proceedings2013
King County Bar BulletinCR2A: The Way To Go To Confirm Informal Agreements2013
King County Bar BulletinDefending the Deposition: A Study in Preparation (co-author Lisa Dufour)2012
King County Bar BulletinDon't Get Tangled in the Web (co-author Lisa Dufour)2012
King County Bar BulletinRoamin' with a Child2012
King County Bar BulletinWorking with Limited English Clients2012
King County Bar BulletinMaintenance and Marriage: The Changing Nature of Support (co-author Lisa Dufour)2011
King County Bar BulletinSupreme Court Finds No Civil Right to Counsel2011
King County Bar BulletinSplit Decision: Is Divorce the First Course?2011
King County Bar BulletinGrandparent Rights and Visitation2011
King County Bar BulletinDon't Take Deposition Practice Lightly2011
King County Bar BulletinDon't Take Deposition Practice Lightly2011
King County Bar BulletinCollecting Child Support Takes Many Forms2010
King County Bar BulletinEquitable Defenses May Provide Child Support Relief2010
King County Bar Bulletin"Voluntary Unemployment” in Today’s Economy2010
Washington State Bar NewsThe Jurisdictional Puzzle of Multi-State Paternity and Child-Support Establishment Cases2010
King County Bar BulletinEvery Day is Father's Day...until it isn't.2010
King County Bar BulletinHigher-Ed Need May Merit Plan Change2009
King County Bar BulletinChild Support Systems Protect Domestic Violence Victims2009
King County Bar BulletinFinding the Cure for Default Judgments2009
Washington State Bar NewsUsing QDROs to Collect Child Support Payments2009
Washington Law and PoliticsIf All Else Fails, Ask the Queen (co-interview with Lisa Dufour)2009
King County Bar BulletinMilitary Service Compounds Default Efforts2008
King County Bar BulletinKeeping the State Out of Family Law Cases2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - Los AngelesBiologyMA - Masters1986
University of California - BerkeleyPaleontologyB.A.1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE National Business InstituteEthics in Family Law Family Law Advanced Issues2014
Divorce Litigation: From Start to FinishEnforcement and Post-Trial Modifications2011
Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement TrainingUnique Enforcement Techniques in Child Support Collections2008
King County Bar Association CLESpecial Collection Techniques2008