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
Caryn Jorgensen advises clients in tort and commercial litigation matters. She... more
Caryn Jorgensen advises clients in tort and commercial litigation matters. She represents individuals, businesses, insurance companies and non-profits at trial and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to her busy litigation practice, Caryn writes and speaks on aviation and product liability topics and participates in numerous profession... 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
After spending more than ten years representing clients ranging from individuals and... more
After spending more than ten years representing clients ranging from individuals and to publically traded companies in complex litigation in both state and federal courts in Washington, Alaska and Oregon, in 1995 I decided to devote my practice to matrimonial law. Since then I have focused on financial, business and real estate issues in cases involving large or complex estates. In addition t... view profile
My Family Law practice includes complex dissolutions of marriages, child custody and... more
My Family Law practice includes complex dissolutions of marriages, child custody and parenting plans, spousal maintenance, property divisions, and post-dissolution and pre-nuptial agreements. I frequently represent professionals in all fields including lawyers or their spouses, doctors or their spouses and business owners.
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.