I am an attorney at law and partner at Wechsler Becker LLP, practicing Family Law, and helping my clients through a stinky 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 joining Wechsler Becker LLP, I was a solo practitioner for 10 years with my own firm, and before that 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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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Clinic Volunteer of the Month||King County Bar Association||2005|
|Emmy Award- NATAS Regional||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences||1996|
|Partner, Attorney at Law||Wechsler Becker LLP||2016 - Present|
|Principal, Owner||Law Office of Frances Turean||2006 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||The Prince Law Firm, P.S.||1996 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toastmasters International||Member||2003 - Present|
|Toastmasters District 2||Division D Governor||2009 - 2010|
|Toastmasters International||Area 34 Governor||2007 - 2008|
|King County Bar Association Family Law Section||President||2006 - 2007|
|Toastmasters||President Club 832||2005 - 2006|
|King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic||Volunteer Family Law Clinic||2003 - 2010|
|King County Washington Women Lawyers||Chair of Judicial Evaluation Committee||2002 - 2006|
|West Seattle Family YMCA||Fundraiser||1993 - 2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctrate||1996|
|Montana State University-Bozeman||Film & Television||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Northern Michigan University||N/A||Theater||1976|
|Family Law Hot Topics||2nd Time Around: Issue Spotting in Serial Marriages||2010|
|Advanced Family Law Hot Topics for "Hard Times."||Everything you need to know about the new child support legislation||2009|
|Child Custody & Shared Parenting in Washington||Custody Modification Proceedings||2004|
|Child Custody & Shared Parenting in Washington||Development of Parenting Plan||2004|