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There is no perfect post-divorce-with-children scenario. It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is a learning curve to co-parenting which can be riff with challenges. When guided by a lawyer who genuinely cares, the parties will ultimately thrive. I base this on my 3+ years experience as a client with superb [Seattle] family lawyer, Jennifer Forquer. I have always been able to rely on her to be engaged and understanding of the unique personal dynamics of our high conflict case, which was further complicated by international elements. Without fail, she prioritized the long-term best interests of our children, and she thought through what could bring us a better future. Jennifer's strength as a lawyer is that she will tenaciously and constructively strive for what is best for the family. She has a genuine aim to proactively help plan the financial dimensions and authentically reduce the potential emotional acrimony over the long haul. I value that Jennifer is an active listener with a steel-trap mind for details, extensive acumen of the relevant law, resourceful, and able to pull together a big picture view of what is fair-minded and practical. Whenever challenges arose, Jennifer remained unflappable, ethical, non-judgmental, and most-importantly reliably solutions-minded. Along the way she has offered me choices. She made herself directly available to communicate about different options I had and what the immediate and long-term horizon ramifications might be. Consistently over time, Jennifer has proven not to be your stereotypical lawyer. The highest praise I can give is that she has been a consummate professional, but also a teacher and a friend. She has championed the stability and welfare of our family collectively and as individuals. By her example, she has taught me to be a better communicator. The knock-on benefits are that our family is able to move forward with our lives in a positive way. Thank you, Jennifer! To all future clients who may be fortunate enough to have Jennifer representing you, without hesitation I know that she will have your back.
Date: February 13, 2014
I experienced the unfortunate circumstance of divorce beginning in September of 2010. Due to a complicated situation, the process lasted for three years. During that time I was in close contact with my attorney, Jennifer Forquer. I have come to know Ms. Forquer as a person of great integrity, knowledge, skill and honest intent. Under extremely difficult circumstances (created by the other side) Ms. Forquer excelled in her representation of me.
Ms. Forquer was able to anticipate maneuvering by the opposition and implement plans to counter strategies utilized by the other side. Ms. Forquer's organizational skills are excellent. The documents she produced for the court were well reasoned and well presented. They did not contain innuendo or exaggerations. Writings were limited to the facts of the matter without histrionics.
I do not know how long Ms. Forquer has been practicing law but I can state without reservation that her experience has given her an intimate familiarity with the workings of the King County family court. Her fund of knowledge regarding divorce law and procedures is only exceeded by her good judgment and professionalism. Her comprehensive knowledge combined with common sense and lawyering skills provide a unique ability to represent her clients. I consider myself to be fortunate to have been among them.
Due to Ms. Forquer’s significant experience in this legal arena she has developed an insightful awareness of processes for the settlement of divorce cases. Her skill and efforts in advocating for me as a client have benefited me beyond measure and I have every confidence that she performs at a high level for all clients she represents.
If a person going through a divorce wishes to be proud of the conduct of the process and desires to avoid having the process devolve into chaotic name-calling and nefarious schemes, I recommend Ms. Forquer.
Finally, I think it’s important to note that Ms. Forquer’s demeanor with her clients as well as the opposing attorney is consistently amiable and involved. Her disposition is always optimistic, but not unrealistically so. Perhaps her most significant characteristic is her empathy. No matter what the task may be, she interacts with others in a professional but also in a human and humane manner.
Jennifer was recomended to me by a 3rd party, when I met with her for the first time I was impressed with her knowledge and preparedness, she was very nice and caring and took the time to listen to me. through out my whole divorce process she always made me feel as though I was her most important client and I always appreciated that, it's clear she is passionate about her work and her clients, she puts every effort forth to come out with the best possible results. Jennifer is the lawyer you want standing on your side, she is good at what she does and will keep you on track and work hard to represent you. I had a very bad divorce and alot of very trying moments, in the end I was very happy with the settlement and all of Jennifers efforts and hard work helped me keep the most important things in my life.
If your reading my review (male or female) you are in a tough spot in your life. All I can say is that you will need an attorney that is detail oriented, responsive, knowledgeable, patient, tenacious, confident, and gives the feeling that they "Want to win." Jen is this, I'm very lucky to have had her throughout my divorce.
I don't think I could say enough about Jennifer Forquer ("Jen"). She is all of the above and more. My case was a high conflict one, with a number of difficult issues that needed to be dealt with. I will list these and talk a little about how well Jen represented and took care of me regarding each issue.
1. Parenting Plan: I'm a father of two wonderful children and I was very concerned about having time with them and continuing to do annual events with them. Jen saw to it that my parenting plan included all of my needs and the needs of my children. We prevailed in mediation, and I am very happy about my final parenting plan!
2. Spousal Support: My case involved this. I can't get to detailed here. I will only say that I had a "mountain to climb" in order to make this a non-modifiable order. Jen, did a wonderful job in getting the needed information through legal avenues that allowed her to make a strong argument as to why the order should be non-modifiable. Again, in mediation she prevailed, and the final order for spousal support is Non-Modifiable! This was the "brass-ring" for me regarding spousal maintenance. Also, Jen made sure that I could "live" regarding how much spousal maintenance and child support I owe each month. I'm able to take care myself, my children, and have enough left over to do a few fun activities with my kids each month. This is huge! I think that Jen's eye for detail really helped in crafting the amounts of Spousal Maintenance and Child Support that I could live with.
3. Asset allocation: I'm very happy about how the assets/debts were distributed. Again, in mediation we had a fair split of the above in my view. I'm very happy about how this was allocated, and feel that I prevailed in keeping this portion of the divorce equitable.
Jen was always easy to reach via email, phone, or face to face. She is very knowledgeable and can disseminate this knowledge in a way that is understandable. She was always open to my view and would give me the pros and cons of my view.
Lastly, in dealing with opposing council and the court, Jen represented me in a strong, thoughtful and tactful way. I believe that this was incredibly important in the finalization of my divorce. The other side knew I had a strong, competent attorney that was ready to go and wouldn't back down. Jen prevailed in court regarding an issue that was pivotal to my divorce. Again I can't get to detailed, I will only say that without her being able to prevail, I would not have gotten my "brass ring."
Thanks for taking the time to read this, good luck.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Jennifer Forquer's services to anyone requiring legal counseling in family law matters. Jennifer's professionalism, knowledge, guidance, and overall competency is extremely impressive. She empowers her clients to guide the process, yet protects them by helping them make informed decisions with a strong influence of case history and current court trends. Jennifer's organizational skills, work ethic and dedication to my case made me feel as if I was her only client - which was clearly not the case. Her comprehensive and methodical approach serves her reputation very well.