Divorce CAN be efficient, respectful, and even amicable. Parents CAN work together for their children. We have seen how the right approach can turn a case around to obtain results our clients never thought possible.
If You Could Choose, Would You Want:
- More problem solving, less fighting?
- To be heard and supported?
- Dispute resolution options?
- Resolutions tailored to your needs?
- A clear plan for successful co-parenting?
We Believe That
- Complex cases need a more sophisticated approach
- Creativity can help achieve favorable divorce outcomes
- Skillful and compassionate negotiation creates better, and more cost effective, results
- Healthy family restructuring starts with preserving relationships where possible
When possible, we prefer the collaborative approach, working with a professional team to address the emotional, financial, parenting, and legal needs of both parties to develop creative solutions to tough issues. We also provide Mediation and Traditional Representation, if they are a better fit for the client.
We believe that when we can reach carefully crafted negotiated agreements, with solutions tailored to your specific needs and circumstances, the agreements will be more durable, you will be happier with the results, and your needs and the needs of your children will be better met.
We work to manage conflict rather than create it, because unneeded legal brawling accomplishes little while costing a great deal. As experienced divorce attorneys, we work to efficiently negotiate a positive result for you. We represent clients in court as needed, but see trial as the last resort, not the first.
Low Cost Consultation
Since your circumstances are unique, we offer a low cost consultation to help you better understand your options. Contact us to schedule a time to come in to talk about your divorce situation and how we might be able to help you.
Traditional Representation refers to resolving matters in court and negotiating settlements based on what a court is likely to do. An important part of the process is helping you define your goals and helping plan the process for working towards those goals.
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Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial way for divorce attorneys to work together to help their respective clients resolve their divorce issues. In a Collaborative process we seek to help the parties handle their conflict without causing further damage to the relationship.
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Mediation is a process in which opposing parties attempt to reach an agreement outside of court with the help of a neutral third party facilitator. This is an option for couples who do not have significant conflict and do not need to have their attorneys included in most discussions.
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Kitchen Table Negotiations refers to you and your spouse/partner sitting down together to work out your own divorce settlement by yourselves. However, each of you may still want to have an attorney you can talk to for legal advice and to prepare the legal documents.
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Although divorce is downright awful for pretty much everyone involved, I am grateful for Seattle Divorce Services. My attorney, his paralegal, and even the receptionist were all so kind and attentive during some truly difficult times in my life. I am especially appreciative of the professionalism and calm demeanor that my attorney brought to the table when I felt anything but.
Seattle Divorce Services have been just fantastic for me - really the ideal divorce attorney experience. I cannot recommend Theresa Lorella highly enough. She has worked hard to pursue a low-conflict, collaborative approach which has allowed both my ex-spouse and I to get much better outcomes than if we had gone the traditional, litigation-based route. Their fees have been affordable and predictable. I really couldn't be happier.
Mark Alexander provided me with sound logical advice and counsel during a very emotional time in my life. I always felt like someone had my best interests at heart, while allowing me to make the overall decisions. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone unfortunate enough to have to go through divorce.
I had a good experience overall with the service I received. My attorney was responsive to my questions and concerns. I appreciated the forward thinking with regards to my case. I was treated with respect. I'd recommend her any day.
Fantastic and professional. Mimi was incredible and helped me maintain my cool through my entire divorce. I would highly recommend SDS to anyone.
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Let us help you find the best resolution for your divorce. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.