John is a supporter and advocate for utilizing the Collaborative Law process for... more
John is a supporter and advocate for utilizing the Collaborative Law process for divorces. While this process is not appropriate in all situations, he has found that it most often results in a resolution that both parties feel is a fair and balanced resolution of the legal issues. The nature of the process very often results in lower stress for the spouses, and permits there to be a true foc... view profile
The law is an adversarial process by definition, and when it comes to families and... more
The law is an adversarial process by definition, and when it comes to families and personal matters, confrontation does little to truly resolve the situation. I prefer to approach family matters with dispute resolution as a viable alternative to expensive litigation. I also do traditional legal representation and will aggressively pursue resolving the issues using the court system. While I ... view profile
I am the criminal defense and family law attorney for our firm in Spokane, WA and... more
I am the criminal defense and family law attorney for our firm in Spokane, WA and also in our main office in Redmond, WA. In other words, I handle the "not-so-fun" cases ... DUI, Divorce, Assault, Child Support, Custody, Shoplifting. But I do understand, because these types of cases are the last thing you want to deal with. I am here to help you deal with your issues and obtain the best possibl... view profile
When you and your spouse agree that you no longer want to be married, an uncontested divorce lawyer can help you. In an uncontested divorce, you both agree to end the marriage and divide your assets without involving a judge. A lawyer with an uncontested divorce practice knows what information is needed to legally terminate a marriage and can provide guidance to ensure that the divorce is final.