James practice focuses exclusively on family law litigation and mediation, although... more
James practice focuses exclusively on family law litigation and mediation, although he has represented parties in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters throughout his legal career. He is an experienced litigator, having tried cases in both State and Federal Court. James assists clients with complex marital dissolutions, including those of high net worth individuals, often involving bu... view profile
Heritage M. Filer concentrates her practice on representing clients with a variety... more
Heritage M. Filer concentrates her practice on representing clients with a variety of family law issues, including: dissolutions, legal separations, paternity, relocation of children, meretricious relationships, asset and debt division, child support, and issues regarding contempt of court motions.
A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their... more
A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their lifetime, much like a death. Most people want to go through this transition privately and without creating more conflict. I want to help families navigate their divorce in a respectful and healthy way. It is possible to minimize, if not eliminate, the impact a divorce has on one's children and Collaborat... view profile
I understand the difficulties and emotional turmoil divorce can cause. My practice... more
I understand the difficulties and emotional turmoil divorce can cause. My practice involves helping my clients understand and make decisions about all aspects of their case, including parenting and child support matters, simple financial estates and complex of financial cases involving business valuation, the division of government and private pensions/retirement accounts, stock options/awards... view profile
I grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and received my... more
I grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and received my law degree from Willamette University School of Law in 1976. I was a King County Superior Court bailiff before entering private practice in Kirkland. I have represented clients in many areas, including construction, business, estate, employment discrimination, criminal and, principally, family law. I am the founde... view profile
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.