I am a native of Seattle. Since I graduated from Nathan Hale High School in north... more
I am a native of Seattle. Since I graduated from Nathan Hale High School in north Seattle my goal was to become a lawyer. I am thrilled to have achieved my goals and to be living and working in the area where I grew up.
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic... more
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic Violence. These are words that no one wants to hear. But if these are issues you must deal with right now, it is easier and wiser to face them with a compassionate and experienced family law attorney at your side. My goal is to provide my clients with diligent and supportive legal guidance during what may be a very try... view profile
Ken is the founder of Brewe Layman and has been in private practice since 1979. Ken... more
Ken is the founder of Brewe Layman and has been in private practice since 1979. Ken focuses his practice on complex domestic matters, cohabitation (meretricious) disputes, injury claims and civil litigation. He also advises clients regularly on business and estate planning matters and frequently drafts/reviews various sorts of marital agreements. Ken also provides private family law mediation s... view profile
By definition, Family Law matters affect the core and bedrock of client's lives.... more
By definition, Family Law matters affect the core and bedrock of client's lives. Understanding, empathy, support, and focused attention are key elements to the reformatting process of changing family dynamics. Beyond the legal requirements are individual circumstances and human needs. As legal counsel I address the whole person who seeks my help.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.