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I am a solo family law practitioner in King County, helping my clients through a difficult part of their lives. This involves anything from divorce, parenting plans, child support, paternity actions, third party custody actions and agreed adoptions, usually by step-parents or grandparents. The only reason I went to law school was to practice Family Law. It's the most likely area of law in which a person will be engaged, and I wanted to help people. I got my wish, love my practice, and have met some very cool clients and colleagues.

Prior to going solo, I had the pleasure of working for 10 years for one of the pillars of Western Washington Family Law, who was a fabulous mentor: Bob Prince. It was an honor to work for one of the most ethical attorneys I know.

Law is my second career; the first one was 16 years in broadcast video production, working in TV stations in Montana and Washington, producing news, commercials and local programming. I even won an Emmy!




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • David Stanley Marshall

    I've known Franni for just about her entire career. I've seen that she genuinely cares about people. She stands solidly with them in times of trouble. And she knows how to get them a fair shake.


    David Marshall Child abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James S. Sable

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I recently completed a parenting and child support case with Franni. While she was a vigorous advocate for her client, she also demonstrated very good judgment. Franni has a thorough understanding of the law and great depth of experience. She is well-regarded in the legal community.


    James Sable Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Wechsler Becker LLP

701 Fifth Avenue, Ste 4550
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Clinic Volunteer of the MonthKing County Bar Association2005
Emmy Award- NATAS RegionalAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Attorney at LawWechsler Becker LLP2016 - Present
Principal, OwnerLaw Office of Frances Turean2006 - 2016
Associate AttorneyThe Prince Law Firm, P.S.1996 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Toastmasters InternationalMember2003 - Present
Toastmasters District 2Division D Governor2009 - 2010
Toastmasters InternationalArea 34 Governor2007 - 2008
King County Bar Association Family Law SectionPresident2006 - 2007
ToastmastersPresident Club 8322005 - 2006
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteer Family Law Clinic2003 - 2010
King County Washington Women LawyersChair of Judicial Evaluation Committee2002 - 2006
West Seattle Family YMCAFundraiser1993 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
Montana State University, BozemanFilm & TelevisionBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Northern Michigan UniversityN/ATheater1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Hot Topics2nd Time Around: Issue Spotting in Serial Marriages2010
Advanced Family Law Hot Topics for "Hard Times."Everything you need to know about the new child support legislation2009
Child Custody & Shared Parenting in WashingtonCustody Modification Proceedings2004
Child Custody & Shared Parenting in WashingtonDevelopment of Parenting Plan2004