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.
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.
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
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
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.