My family law practice focuses on resolving complex marital dissolutions, including... more
My family law practice focuses on resolving complex marital dissolutions, including asset valuation, property division, maintenance, and the establishment and modification of parenting plans and child support. I also assist with pre-nuptial and post-dissolution issues. I am a skilled litigator and negotiator, always seeking to utilize the most effective and efficient means to achieve optimal re... view profile
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The... more
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The resiliency of the human spirit never ceases to impress me. I see my role as first,helping clients first todetermine their priorities clearly, second, developing a plan to achieve as many priorities as possible, and third, implementing the plan, with modifications as required as the case progresses. ... view profile
Elise began her legal career as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable... more
Elise began her legal career as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Elise then went on to join a litigation practice at Blue Williams in New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans forcing the evacuation of Elise and her family initially to Georgia, then to Minnesota and finally landing in Seattle. After undergo... view profile
When you marry, you enter a relationship contract with your spouse that entitles you as a couple to certain legal rights and responsibilities. Family lawyers specializing in marriage can write prenuptial agreements for a couple before marriage. A prenuptial agreement can be especially important if you have financial interests you've accrued earlier in life and wish to clarify how they will or won't be shared with your new spouse. A written prenuptial agreement sets out the financial expectations of your marriage and anticipates what will happen to your assets should you divorce. The process for creating an airtight prenuptial agreement can be complicated, and a lawyer with a marriage and prenuptial practice can make sure the agreement is properly written.