I am a Washington State native and grew up in the Issaquah/Sammamish area. I now... more
I am a Washington State native and grew up in the Issaquah/Sammamish area. I now live in Kingston with my Family. My family and I love the Kitsap Peninsula and I have family and friends throughout the Puget Sound area. You can find me with family at a Mariner's games, longboarding, or eating at the Grub Hut. We also love going to movies at the Kingston Firehouse Theater. I love serving clients... view profile
I was a newspaper reporter before attending law school, and in my practice I still... more
I was a newspaper reporter before attending law school, and in my practice I still like to write and meet a wide variety of people the way I did when I reported. My motto for my family law cases is, "Putting the Children Before the Conflict." By this I mean that I work to get people divorced with minimal damage to children. Therefore I best serve divorcing clients who are not petty or h... view profile
I have been in practice in Kitsap County for 18 years. I worked as a deputy... more
I have been in practice in Kitsap County for 18 years. I worked as a deputy prosecutor for the Kitsap County Prosecutor in Port Orchard, and then later as a special prosecutor for Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo for several years. I opened my first office in Bremerton in 1993.I am a trained mediatorand have mediated divorce cases and business disputes.In addition to my law practice I am a musicia... 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.