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Ted D. Billbe

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     5.0 stars 18 total

Review Ted Billbe

  • Honest and Straightforward

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    Posted by a client

    I hired Ted 2 years after my divorce to deal with ongoing issues with my very difficult x-wife. He was recommended as a lawyer who was extremely knowledgeable about the King county family court and would not put me through needless ligation. He lived up to that expectation. He helped to navigate me through some hard situations with favorable outcomes. He always gave me the option of doing as much as I wanted on my own in order to save on legal fees, with good guidance along the way. I had to deal with court situations and arbitration and I always felt that I could trust him.

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  • A compassionate, responsive and skilled lawyer

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    Posted by a client

    I hired Ted to help me with enforcement of some of the terms of my separation agreement a couple of years after I obtained my divorce. Our initial meeting was a consultation where he gave me steps I could try to take myself to move things forward with minimal cost. I later hired him to move a difficult process forward to conclusion.

    I felt that Ted was sensitive to my situation, both my financial position and my ability to contribute to the process and provide input. In this way he helped me keep costs down and adapted to the approach I was comfortable with based on the options he laid out.

    Ted doesn't mess around or waste time, he is quick to act. When we decided what to do at each stage he did not delay, he did so immediately. For example when I was meeting with him in his office and we decided to communicate something to the other party's lawyer, he did so right at that moment, concisely and effectively. He was so attentive that he would often see and reply to emails from the other party's lawyer before I had even seen the original email arrive, whether in or out of office hours. Ted also ensured I was in the loop on every communication that happened.

    Ted has experience in using the arbitration process (as required in my settlement) and made the appropriate filings and submissions with the information needed to ensure a ruling in my favor, as well as exhibiting intimate knowledge of law and procedure (for example, indicating why respondent's claim of incorrect serving of papers was an invalid claim).

    Ted clearly works very hard and with dedication and I hope he schedules in some good vacation time to recharge. He is obviously doing a job he believes in and is passionate about because you don't reach the level of knowledge, skill and compassion he has if you just phone it in. I think he has great problem-solving skills - seeing a situation, understanding the motivations and likely behaviors of those involved, and using his legal tools and knowledge to devise a solution.

    My only regret is that I didn't know Ted when originally negotiating my divorce, because I believe his help would have ensured I didn't have the problems I did further down the line.

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  • Kind and Thoughtful Family Law Advocate

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    Posted by Michelle

    By the time I interviewed Mr Billbe, I had already spent 10s of thousands of dollars and a year of my life trying to reach an amicable agreement with my husband. I was living paycheck to paycheck, had just a little left in savings and felt like I was losing my mind. During our initial consultation Ted asked several questions about my situation, more importantly, he listened, explained the divorce process then got into the specific strategies towards accomplishing my goal; becoming divorced as quickly and as inexpensively as possible.

    Hiring a great attorney is critical however, clients have a responsibility to educate ourselves, participate, listen to counsel advice and keep the big picture in mind. As a skilled attorney who won’t get mired in minutia as well as a kind and thoughtful human being; I would highly recommend Ted Billbe to friends or family looking for a family law advocate.

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  • Excellent Lawyer

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    Ted Billbe represented me with the utmost respect and consideration. He is an outstanding lawyer who was prompt with all my requests and questions in regards to issues that faced me. He is completely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. He guided me with accurate information saving me thousands of dollars. I had total confidence in his abilities. He really took the time to explain to me all obstacles that faced me so I understood completely my situation. He has a great understanding of the Family Court system and did everything he could to assist me. I highly recommend Ted to anyone who is in need of representation.

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  • All about the money

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    Ted is aggressive, & it will cost you. It was shocking to receive monthly invoices averaging $2-4k. After asking how to reduce fees, I was never offered to write my own declarations, motions, etc. Ted continued to control every aspect of my case and charge away. I am still upset over the fact that so much billing was unnecessary and felt completely taken advantage of due to such an emotional time in my life. I've since had to hire two other attorneys & they have been reasonable.

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  • Exceptional representation

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    Ted represented me in a recently concluded divorce. He and his staff are professional, personable and responsive. I highly recommend!

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  • Gave me peace of mind

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    When my daughter was served divorce papers I was extremely worried. One of my greatest fears was that because she was well employed she would not receive the financial support required to give her two small boys a life she wanted for them. When she hired Ted Billbe, my worries vanished. Thanks to his exceptionally sound knowledge, experience and advice she was well represented in a timely and professional manner, and the end results were fair and equitable.

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  • Extremely capable

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    Posted by Ann

    When I was served divorce papers I knew that I needed someone capable in my corner. I was referred to Ted Billbe by a close friend who'd been in the same situation, and I knew right away by his pragmatic approach, extensive knowledge of family law, and his oh-so-direct style that he was THE attorney for me. I felt that suddenly I was in control. He and his associate attorney worked tirelessly as a team to make sure that my boys and I were protected from Day One. The law offices of Ted Billbe and staff gave me peace of mind, confidence, and security. I will be forever grateful, and I can't recommend their services highly enough!

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  • Ted is a great choice for an attorney, highly recommend

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    After 27 years of marriage, the decision to seek a divorce did not come without serious thought and consideration. In selecting an attorney to handle my divorce, I relied on recommendations from friends who had recently gone through the divorce process. Ted Bilbee was one of these recommedations. I called several, and none gave me the feeling that I had after I contacted Ted Bilbee and his office staff.

    The intitial phone conversation with his partner/wife Sheila made me feel that this was someone I could trust to look out for my better interests and that my divorce would be just as important as any other he was handling. There was absolutely no pressure to sign with him at my initial consultation. In fact, he encouraged me to consider all we'd talked about, seek out the advice of at least one other attorney and call him back with my decision.

    Throughout the process, he was attentive to my needs, handled all the complications that occurred, and was immediately available and involved with even the most minute details of the divorce. If something was important to me, it was important to him.

    I could not be more pleased with the results of his handling of my case, and would highly recommend him to anyone going through the difficulties of the divorce experience. Ted was absolutely wonderful.

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  • Very grateful for a competent advocate -- glad I chose Ted

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    Posted by a Divorce client

    A divorce attorney is a professional I never expected to hire. Aside from the personal trauma, I was daunted by the huge roster of attorneys working in the area. Ted was referred by a client of a friend; the client reported that Ted worked the case in her favor and that the outcome was much better than she had hoped.

    After a consultation with Ted, I was surprised that he recommended contacting at least one other attorney, that I educate my self about the process, and evaluate whether I felt that he was a good fit for my case. I took his advice, and in the end, hired him over the other attorneys I had contacted.

    It was a great choice! His thorough knowledge of the process and ability to navigate roadblocks are impressive. Our case involved a good deal of foot-dragging from the other end, and Ted made intelligent calls regarding when to wait and when to act. He was responsive to my questions and preferences, and made adjustments to his approach based on my opinion. But he also was careful to make sure I understood the cause and effect of decisions we made.

    The team working in the office is phenomenal; they are efficient, personable, responsive, and always very supportive.

    You wouldn’t call the process “pleasant,” but I’m certain that hiring a competent attorney reduced the stress and made the journey easier.

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