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About me

As a family law attorney, much of my work is with people going through a divorce, or otherwise seeking help with ending a relationship.  I try to assist my divorce clients with an eye towards sustainability and long-term wellbeing.  In other words: I want to help you figure out not only how to bring one chapter of your life to a close, but how to begin the next one.

In addition to my divorce practice, I am interested in working with individuals and families in the early stages of relationships.  There is a lot of space for creative and intentional work in constructing and defining family structures going in.  Everyone’s family is different, and I am a big believer in broad and inclusive interpretations of what family means.  Many of us identify strongly with the notion of investing in a family of choice, and I want to support that in any way I can.

Regardless of why you come to see me, I will listen without judgment to where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and how you’d like things to go.   I will be honest with you about what I think is possible, what I think is likely, and what I think is wise.  I will strive to understand your needs.  Most importantly, I will do my utmost to work with you and think creatively about how we can move you from wherever you are now to wherever you want to be.



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    6 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    6 years
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jay W. Neff

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    Jay Neff Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michelle Teresa Dellino

    I strongly endorse Mr. Cliber. Well versed in all aspects of family law and a stellar person, I have referred clients to Nate in the past knowing they would be in the best hands. I am fortunate to have known Nate since law school when we worked together in a clinical program. He has always impressed me with his commitment strong advocacy for his clients, his genuine compassion, and his high level of intelligence. I would call on Nate to cover my own cases if I had a need which is to say I trust him with my clients. This is the highest compliment another lawyer can offer.


    Michelle Dellino Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Seattle Divorce Services

2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA, 98107


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySeattle Divorce Services2014 - Present
AttorneyMichael W. Bugni & Associates2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Collaborative LawMember2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Western Washington UniversityTheatreBA - Bachelor of Arts2002