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Cristina B Mehling

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

4.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 17 years
    California - CA 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active

About Cristina

Learn Cristina’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%

    18 years, 80 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%

    26 years, 200 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    20%

    26 years, 80 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%

    26 years, 120 cases

Contact a Bellevue business litigation attorney from our firm if you are in need of strong legal support in civil appeals, real estate & land use, employment law or any other type of business law. 

Location

Mehling Law Firm, PLLC
10900 Ne 4th St Ste 2300
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5882

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Cristina helped in every aspect of my divorce, and was kind and on time with everything. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Marie | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
I recommend Cristina as she is handling my case and I am very happy that she is doing everything in her power to help me. She helped me get a protection order against my abuser and now is helping me with my divorce and custody case.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired for my divorce
Cristina is wonderful. I was very happy to have her explaining all the complicated law terms and making the best for my case. She was always responsive and handling my calls, including outside of business hours, she was a very good counselor and good listener. She helped me a lot, emotionally and financially, with my divorce. If you want somebody to care, hire her, is the best you can find!
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Posted by BOGDANA BLEOTU | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service from start to finish
Cristina represented me in a divorce case. She is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows her stuff. She was always available on the phone/email and respond to my queries promptly. Above all she is a great human being who genuinely cares for her clients. I not only found an excellent attorney but a great friend as well.
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Posted by Coral | September 15, 2014
Referred by the WA State Bar
I am a resident of California and for the past two years I have been in contact with Cristina. It was a huge step into obtaining justice for my case to hire her, she uniquely helped my situation one hundred percent. I was especially amazed at her trustworthiness since I never met her in person, and we only communicated via phone and email. Cristina's work went beyond her rate, she was on target when she filed my legal summary and documents, making her an incredibly competitive business attorney. I highly endorse her office and services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2014
employment separation
Cristina was very helpful and professional in assisting with my wife's separation package from her workplace. Very happy with her work, highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2013
Cristina is great!
Cristina did a great job in handling my very sticky and drawn out divorce. I always felt she had my best interests at heart and she fought very hard for me to get me a very fair deal. She isn't cut-throat like many divorce lawyers, but I also never felt like she was pushing my divorce on and on unnecessarily just so she could keep billing me. Her words were always "let's get this over with so you can move on with your life!" She was always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails and her billing was very fair, in that I never had any questions about the hours she was billing me for my case.
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Posted by Rebeca | July 12, 2013
Review of Cristina Mehling regarding Wills and Probate
Cristina was incredibly responsive in a very urgent matter. She took care of my needs quickly and professionally. Then when follow up was required on my part - she kindly and politely reminded me of what I needed to do to complete our business. Cristina is also very trustworthy as when I had a question that was outside her scope of knowledge she let me know and directed me to where I could find the answer I needed. I would recommend Cristina to anyone.
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Posted by Jack | July 11, 2013
Excellent, prompt, professional - would use again
Cristina helped me with a cohabitation agreement as well as a living will and advance healthcare directive. She is very knowledgeable, efficient, and has the experience to understand how these types of matters are contested in court, which is an essential differentiator when selecting a lawyer. It's one thing to get an attorney with a specialization in a practice area, but it's a shorter list that have been in court and can author agreements and contracts in such as way that they are preserved and remain as intended even under protest. Cristina did a great job and I would recommend her highly for family law matters and contract matters.
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Posted by Kam | June 27, 2013
Great Experience
Cristina helped me with purchasing of a property. She actually found some big issues in the paperwork that my buyers agent missed. Overall I had a great experience and will definitely hire her again.
Posted by Nanci | June 12, 2012
Very professional and compassionate
The first time I heard about Ms Mehling I received an email from her since I was trying desperately in every search avenue I could find to locate a good lawyer to help me with my divorce case. Her email simply read 'I can help you". This she did! Through a very lengthy and ugly divorce case Cristina kept her calm, professionalism and treated us both respectfully. Cristina is warm, friendly, very easy to talk to and worked with me in all aspects of my case. I only wish I had found her sooner. Wonderful Lawyer and would certainly recommend her. I actually hired her to represent me in another matter that just came up recently. I know she will do whatever it takes to help me with this matter as well.
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Posted by Robert | May 3, 2012
Compassionate, Professional and Skilled
Cristina kept me well informed while preparing my case. She was extremely thorough and had a very good understanding of both my case and the law. I would highly recommend Cristina to anyone in need of a highly skilled attorney.
Posted by Cheryl | February 12, 2012
Real Estate Planning
I contacted Cristina on a matter of land possesion and conflict. She was informative as to our legal position and proposed a plan of resolution which totally resolved the conflict with my neighbor. This plan involved several steps including a land survey and contact with neighbor. She kept me informed throughout each step. I was able to build a retaining wall legally with the help of Cristina and the planner from the City of Bellevue. Sometimes walls do make good neighbors. After this experience Dan and I went back to Christina for to update our wills. Again she was informative and gave us good advice on how to taylor our estate to support our children that are currently minors should we die. I have recommended Cristina to several friends that are considering legal aid for property modifications that involve neighbors.
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Posted by Lei | February 9, 2012
Happy with the services!
We recently purchased a real estate property and are happy with the legal services Cristina provided. In one case, the HOA made a mistake and caused us quite some hassle, and we had a hard time to get their attention to have the issue addressed. After we contacted Cristina, she put together and send out a letter for us and the issue was favorably resolved pretty much on the same day. Recommend Cristina! - Edit Review
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Posted by Gary | February 1, 2012
Outstanding Service
It started the evening that I inquired about service. She responded to my email that night and it was on the weekend. She was professional as well as knowledgable and kept us informed all along the way. She managed to get us a settlement without having to go to litigation. I will recommend her to anyone that needs the kind of services she provides.
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Posted by Jeff | September 30, 2011
Civil Dispute Resolution
I was working with another lawyer for a couple of months trying to collect on a judgment, in my favor, which I received in small claims court and that was not being addressed. Since I was not getting anywhere with the previous attorney I did a search in the Bellevue area and got very lucky to have found Cristina. She tackled the challenge, with the two parties in question, immediately and within a couple of weeks I had received payment. Cristina was very helpful and kept me informed throughout every step, explaining what options we had and how we would continue to move this forward. Thanks Cristina!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greedy and rude
Extremely greedy, rude and unprofessional. Made my divorce process much more painful than it already was.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hire her!!
Cristina was my divorce attorney. It's hard to believe she had any education, background or understanding of family law. She turned my simple and winner divorce case to a 10 days trial and happily lost my case and blamed it on bad luck. She didn't listen to her client at all. She ignored the truth I was presenting to her; she chose not to submit many of my useful evidence; didn't use my witnesses; she ignored my objections, she just didn't care about me!... She bulked charged me and when I asked for details she got mad at me (insulted me) and then sent me a random list that some were not even related to my case. She showed me no professionalism. She came to the court with absolutely no plans ... she is a poor performer and struggling with presenting a simple case. She has bad attitude and allow herself to insult her client (I'm a modest, respectful and professional engineer working in one of the biggest IT company in world). It took me one whole year after my divorce and hundreds of emails and phone calls and later another attorney involved until finally I got my case binder from her in hard copy format and not electronic as she was never capable to manage the files and documents. At last she emailed me and called me 'rude' and bunch of nonsense which I chose to ignore. I feel sorry for her and her clients; I think being attorney is not her thing.
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buyer beware
I used Christina in a case, after I looked for 3 years for a job and 14+ interviews I hired her to help me with a case against my former employee. She was not on time with anything, she did not properly prepare me for a deposition, after she basically threw the case she dropped my case without warning and said to me "get a job" obviously she never had any interest in my case in the first place or even knew any of their facts of she would have known I had tried for 3 years and I hired her because I was unable to "get a job" she is extrelmly unprofessional, unprepared, and unfeeling. I would have probably been better off to do the work myself than hire her to represent me.
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Posted by Chris | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would've been better off doing my own divorce
My ex and I are actually good friends and mutually agreed on divorcing. We had no kids, no disputes over property or money, and happily share our dog. We even decided to pay each other vesting stocks for options acquired during marriage. Should've been easiest divorce ever. It was not with Christine. There was poor communication including tacked on fees for missed court dates that we were never informed of and lack of attention to detail when filing paperwork which led to extra time spent on both sides sorting out mistakes. I didn't eve know the date we were divorced officially until I got paperwork from the court because neither my ex nor I were given a date to show up (we were under impression at least one of us had to be present). We would've divorced Christine and done the filing ourselves if we weren't so far along when we discovered these issues.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2016
updated on 06/20/2016

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA
  • 1995

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Romanian
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Cristina
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Cristina Mehling. Ms. Mehling understands the issues that family law clients face every day. She is a zealous advocate for her clients while always maintaining a professional relationship with her adversary. She brings experience, compassion and intelligence which always benefits her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cristina and I met working together on a community project, in which her capacity for contractual and other legal details along with her compassion for humanity became very clear. Cristina specializes in a variety of areas; among them are litigation, contracts, employment and labor, estate planning, and real estate. Aside from an astute attention to detail, Cristina exhibits an immense dedication to the well-being of her clients and the outcome of their cases. She is a successful, dedicated and thorough attorney in whom I am confident to endorse."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cristina is a very competent, hard working attorney. I have referred clients to her in the past for assistance with matters I do not handle, and she has obtained great results for them."
Divorce and separation
Immigration
Bellevue Divorce and separation Lawyer Cristina B Mehling
Cristina B Mehling
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 25 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details