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.
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.
I have obtained several rewarding and high settlements for clients in divorces,... more
I have obtained several rewarding and high settlements for clients in divorces, personal injury, civil rights and police misconduct cases. I obtained the highest jury verdict in Spokane County ($3 million) against a Sheriff's office for misconduct against my clients. I am a well-rounded trial attorney who has litigated a wide range of cases, including taking cases through mediation, arbitrati... view profile
THE MOST INTERESTING THING IN MY PRACTICE NOW IS THAT WE ARE OFFERING A PAY-AS-YOU-... more
THE MOST INTERESTING THING IN MY PRACTICE NOW IS THAT WE ARE OFFERING A PAY-AS-YOU-GO/ NO-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 ou... view profile
David Kontos has been practicing law for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Western... more
David Kontos has been practicing law for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Western Washington University, with a B.A. and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. His prmary emphasis over the last 10 years has been all aspects of family law: dissolution; custody, child support and others.
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.