There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an... more
There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible. By allowing the client to tell his or her story, we can identify the issues unique to the case and determine the best course of action to get the client the results needed.
I have practiced family law primarily since becoming a member of the Washington... more
I have practiced family law primarily since becoming a member of the Washington State Bar in 1992. Prior to law school, I worked in law firms in San Francisco to get a feel for law and confirm that I wanted to become a lawyer. I also volunteered at the San Francisco Bar Association's Legal Clinic for Battered Women from 1986 to 1987. I went to law school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and later tra... view profile
There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay... more
There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay the utmost attention to the feelings and emotions that drive my clients, and I respect them. The outcome of a family law case can have a lifelong impact, and it is my priority to achieve a resolution they can live and be happy with.
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a... more
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a client through one of the most difficult stages in his or her life. I personally believe the best thing I can ever hear from a client is a gracious and sincere thank you.
I have a passion for my work. My goal is to get my clients their desired results... more
I have a passion for my work. My goal is to get my clients their desired results without breaking the bank. I have two small children of my own. Therefore, I have a personal understanding of the toll family law litigation has on my clients and their families. I always keep this information in mind as I am working on behalf of my clients.
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.