Posted by anonymous
We hired Debra after attempting to do a Custody Modification without representation. NOT a good idea to go it alone! Debra took things into hand with a no-nonsense, go get 'em attitude. She did a thorough job for us, and we ended up with full custody and a new Parenting Plan that is excellent! She always had the kids best interest in mind.
Thank you Debra!
Posted by Glenna
I have never been through a divorce before and it is an experience I would not wish to repeat. I have three sons, two being teenagers and one being an adult. I am the main wage earner. The case was unique in many ways. As the respondent in the case I faced the possibility of loosing a great deal due to unreasonable demands of my ex-spouse. I was quite fortunate to have Debra Morse as my attorney. She came highly recommended and I certainly would recommend her. There were a lot of aspects to a divorce, which I never knew. My divorce was very unique in many ways due to various reasons. It is time and work intensive to get all the required information in the divorce process. There were several court hearings. Mediation was scheduled and Ms. Morse advised me that it was not in my best interest to participate in given the petitioner’s demands. I was so glad that we did not go to mediation. Doing a settlement in court worked out so much better, in fact much better than expected. There are a lot of requirements in a divorce and it is even more complicated when there are children involved. Ms. Morse always kept me on track and kept me informed throughout the divorce. She was always very professional and I always felt that I had an attorney that looked out for my best interest. Her staff was very good and was keeping me on task. My divorce took from May of 2010 to the final divorce decree in mid October of 2012. It was a complicated and long process and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a great attorney. I am so glad that I had Debra Morse for my attorney.
Posted by Kristine
Debra S. Morse helped me out in 2008 - 2009 in regards to my divorce and property settlement. She was/is extremely knowledgeable regarding family law and really did her homework for me. She always kept me very well informed and explained things in detail both verbally and via letter/email. She was referred to me by another associate and I have been very blessed to have her on my side. In fact, she did her research and subsequent homework so well, that when my case was approached to be reopened in 2012, there was not a leg to stand on. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Top of the line, professional, and thorough.
Posted by Chad
Prior to interviewing and retaining Debra, I had another lawyer who handled my initial parenting plan. After the initial parenting plan was complete and my child’s mother and I had our “final parenting plan” I thought “phew, it’s all over with and we can move on with this agreement in place”, boy was I wrong. Since our final plan we have had two parenting plan modifications, two visits to mediation, one contempt hearing and one police supervised pickup.
After thoroughly interviewing three attorneys to replace the first, I decided on Debra. From the get-go Debra developed a long-term strategy for me and my situation. The plan required patience and the ability to remain calm, I am neither. It’s been a long-haul yet Debra has been with me every-step of the way.
Although, I cannot say the other parent changed who they are, Debra’s plan worked. My child couldn’t be happier with his living arrangements, our parenting plan has been completely overhauled, all of the nonsense has ceased, and all of the adults in my son’s life are communicating civilly.
Thank you Debra for all you have done and I will always be happy to serve you as one of your references.
Posted by Kim
Debra is a highly competent and professional lawyer. She gives good advice and is very reasonable in her rates. I am not sure she charged me for everything she did for me. The final bill seemed low. I think I paid a lot less than my ex did. :-) I think she cares about her clients.
Debra was good about keeping me informed about her schedule. We were able to work around her other clients easily. She does not work for a huge law firm. This saves money and she does not have to keep a bunch of higher ups informed about everything.
She was recommended to me by a friend that had used her services for his divorce several years ago. He was quite satisfied with her also.
I made the highly unusual decision to do some of my negotiations with my ex without lawyers and then having the lawyers draft the language. I would not suggest that to everyone. It worked for me, but could easily have gone bad. I was gearing up for a nasty trial. I believe her reputation helped move the process along with the other lawyer and my ex. They were a bit afraid of her.
I have talked with her recently and she gave me a recommendation of a lawyer for a friend for a different issue. Hopefully, I will never go through another divorce, but if I did, I would use her again.
General advise: You can save a little money by furnishing paper and digital copies of everything. Put the copies in a notebook. Some organization by yourself can save you a few coins. Be patient with your lawyer; you are not the only case they are handling.
Posted by Brian
Three times Debra Morse has represented me over the last 10 years. Each time I have come out far bettter than expected. Debra and her staff took my case very personally and really cared about the outcome. They went the extra mile to ensure there was fairness to me and my children. Debra dug deep for relative information that helped me to win my case. Debra is very educated and knowledgable about family law. She determined what was really happening and what needed to be done to best represent me. I would definately use her again if I needed an attorney.
Posted by Glenda
Ms. Morse is very professional as well as very knowledgeable in the divorce / custody laws of Washington State. Her fees are comparable to other local attorneys (of which I had interviewed two others prior to Ms. Morse), with her work being (I believe to be) superior. She is very detail oriented and very organized. Many thanks to her for getting me through the myriad of paperwork and court hearings needed for my divorce and custody matters.
Thank you, Debra
Posted by anonymous
Debra handled my divorce with legal knowledge tempered with compassion. It was a painful time for me involving not only the end of my marriage but the loss of my home in a down market, a long distance move, and critical health care issues as well. She was able to recommend real estate and other professionals as well as helpful suggestions for personal coping mechanisms throughout the process. She offers clear instructions, innovative options/solutions to hurdles, and handles the emotional ups and downs experienced by her clients with humanity and sound advice. Even though I had to move 3000 miles away before the end of my case, she was easily available by phone, e-mail, and fax as needed and kept me up-dated and involved in every aspect of the decision-making needed to conclude the case. Her sense of humor and down to earth approach made it possible to navigate a difficult life change without losing my sanity.
Posted by Aaron
From start to finish in my very difficult divorse case Debra Morse did an outstanding job, she is very professional, organized and thorough in her work and findings, now that my divorse is final I am still amazed at what a good job Debra did for me, gaining custody of my three boys and i am a male, I will recommend Debra Morse not only to men but anyone who needs to be represented in a family law case.
Posted by anonymous
Debra handled two divorce cases for me which were nightmares. She was very professional and though my cases took a long time to resolve she was very professional and encouraging. I was happy and satisfied with the results. She is excellent and smart in a court setting and in a mediation setting as well.If I ever needed an attorney I would hire her again!