The law is complex and much like you wouldn't do surgery on yourself, you shouldn't... more
The law is complex and much like you wouldn't do surgery on yourself, you shouldn't take on the task of acting as your own attorney. The expertise of an experienced and qualified attorney can provide you the best chance for a successful outcome. Over the last 20 years, I've handled thousand's of cases for indivduals, families and businesses. My staff and I provide caring, compassionate and qual... view profile
Ken is the founder of Brewe Layman and has been in private practice since 1979. Ken... more
Ken is the founder of Brewe Layman and has been in private practice since 1979. Ken focuses his practice on complex domestic matters, cohabitation (meretricious) disputes, injury claims and civil litigation. He also advises clients regularly on business and estate planning matters and frequently drafts/reviews various sorts of marital agreements. Ken also provides private family law mediation s... view profile
I have practiced law in Snohomish County for over 35 years. I have served as a judge... more
I have practiced law in Snohomish County for over 35 years. I have served as a judge pro tem, commissioner pro tem, and arbitrator in the Snohomish County Superior Court for over 25 years. I'm a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Snohomish County Bar Association, and am admitted to all of the Washington courts, including the Washington Supreme Court, and all the federal cou... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.