Family Law

We offer tailor-made family law legal services developed, with you, to meet the needs of your unique situation.

When ending or beginning a new relationship, emotions, even positive ones, can adversely affect your ability to make good decisions. We believe our primary, initial responsibility as your attorney is to fully inform you about your choices, and then to help you identify and make the best one for you and your family.

We will listen to you, and then help you identify all the different paths available to you for your family law matters in Washington State.  If you opt for a process that we do not offer, then we will guide you to attorneys or other professionals who may be a better fit for you.  Our goal is not to acquire as many clients as possible for us.  Our goal is to help you find the best process and the best professional for you.

Our team has more than fifty years of combined experience in all aspects of family law.  We are experienced in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We strongly believe that resolving cases without litigation is the best option for families – especially when children are involved; however, we are prepared to vigorously advocate for our clients in court.

We choose our clients, and our clients choose us based, ultimately, on whether we are a good fit.  We represent clients of all races, religions, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientation. 

We are steadily growing our family law practice in Jefferson, Kitsap, Island, and Clallam counties. 

We are available to provide traditional representation for you in the following areas of family law in Washington State:

  • Divorce, Legal Separation, Child Support, Residential Schedules (Child Custody), Post-Dissolution matters
  • Premarital Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements

Estate Planning & Probate

We offer basic estate planning services at an affordable rate because we believe that estate planning is important for every adult. We also can assist you with the probate process, as well.

Our basic estate planning package includes an in-office consultation with one of our attorneys, and the following documents:

  • General Durable Power of Attorney
  • Durable Health Care Power of Attorney and HIPAA Release
  • Health Care Directive
  • Last Will and Testament and Personal Property Attachment
  • Disposition of Remains

We will help you understand the purpose of and reason for each document.  We’ll draft the documents, and then send them to you for review.  Once they are completed to your satisfaction, we will meet again, in office, to execute your documents.

We can also guide and/or represent you through the probate process by helping to identify for you what steps need to be taken and how to navigate the process in the most manageable way for you.