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Kate really is the BEST family law attorney anywhere near Seattle!!!
I came to Kate after I was being charged an arm and a leg by my previous Seattle attorney - where I was at 11k charged with him and only at temporary orders. Beware that many of these attorneys are out there!!! Kate agreed to take my case after temporary orders were in place and took a chance on me. I am so grateful that she did!
She knows how to handle domestic violence cases and cases where abusers are trying to financially cripple the other party. My case was beyond complex - an interstate case, a custody war in another state, divorce in WA and parenting plan w/ child support being litigated in another state. I was living over 2000 miles away from WA after I fled my abuser ex to protect my children. My ex was trying to drag me and our son back to WA, lying under oath left and right, and ignoring all court orders and wouldn't even show up to court or to contempt of court proceedings! He is probably the most difficult opposing party any attorney has ever had to deal with! Kate took on my case with all of these obstacles and was still able to push my case forward. She brought my abuser ex back into reality real quick!! I would have lost everything and been railroaded by my ex's 10.0 rating attorney if it wasn't for her! I would have been dragged back to WA and my kids and I would be subjected to an abuser! We're now safe and over 2000 miles away & finally in peace!
Kate is beyond professional, knows how to communicate, is valued and respected in court, knows how be firm when needed, her letter writing ability is superb, and most importantly she really cares about her clients! She was able to get up to speed on my case in only hours and knew the entire history off the top of her head. I have consulted with and hired at least 5+ family law attorneys in the past and by far she is the BEST!
You will not regret hiring her! She is not an attorney that will overcharge you! She is upfront, gets back to you promptly, and she is able to do what other attorneys can't! Do not let Kate's 4 years of experience deter you to thinking that you need someone who has more experience. I'm 100% confident that she can handle any case and has many years of experience dealing with the most difficult ones.
Now that my divorce is complete & this nightmare is finally over - I have full custody of my/our son, a supervised parenting plan in place, and even went to trial with Kate and she secured me a divorce settlement that can only be described as AMAZING!
She will be the 1st and only call to an attorney I make if I need an attorney in the future. I already know she is priceless to have in my corner. If you need an attorney who knows family law, who has experience with domestic violence and the most difficult opposing parties, who communicates with her clients promptly, and someone you can really trust - I can assure you she is all of this and more!!!!!
My only regret is that I didn't hire her sooner!!!
Asking Kate Forrest to represent me in a divorce case was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. Family law is notorious for bad attorney-client relationships, but that wasn’t my experience with Kate. At the onset of the case, Kate earned my confidence and trust and set realistic expectations for the outcome by helping me understand that what is fair and what is law are not the same. Kate kept me informed, met all the case deadlines, prevented me from stepping on any of the legal landmines that dot the divorce process, and wasn’t the least bit intimidated by the all-bark-and-no-bite opposing counsel. The other party maintained an acrimonious tone throughout the case, but Kate made sure I stayed to the high road because she knows what matters to the Court. When all was said and done, Kate’s smart decisions and good advice literally paid off for me.
A client needs to have confidence in his or her attorney, and Kate has my implicit trust. The most important role for an attorney is to protect his or her client, and Kate did exactly that. At no time did I feel exposed or vulnerable because I knew she had my back. Kate is a kind and compassionate person who genuinely cares about the needs and well-being of the people she represents. I recommend her unconditionally to anyone seeking a family law attorney.
Kate is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and compassionate. She is not only up-to-date with all aspects of family law, she seeks out information to better assist her clients every need. She is a dedicated lawyer that is passionate about her work.
I have been in and out of court for seven years with many different lawyers working on my difficult family law case. I was divorced in 2008 only to have to get a protection order shortly after in 2009. This spiraled out of control and I found myself in and out of court fighting contempt motions and other frivolous motions. After several years of abuse, I petitioned the courts for a change in my parenting plan. I was granted an adequate cause hearing and there was a need for a major modification of my parenting plan. I wanted full decision making. This felt impossible, however it was greatly needed with the abuse I continued to face. I spent hours trying to find the right attorney. I needed someone who understood family law, domestic violence, parenting plans, parenting plan modifications, and who was fair and trust worthy. I was so lucky to find Kate Forrest.
Kate stepped into my case a day before my pre-trial hearing. She was so quick to gain knowledge about my case and understood Domestic Violence issues in relationships and how difficult family law can be. She ended up taking on my case and through all of the difficulties she won me full decision making after a week in trial and better child support!
Kate is truly dedicated to her clients, I felt assured with her in my corner. I knew she would do whatever it took to help me, she is very trustworthy and fair and fights for what is right!
I couldn't be more pleased. She is very responsive and knowledgeable. She understood the law as it applied to my situation and handled it assertively and effectively. I feel fortunate to have found such a great lawyer and recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for legal help.