“Mimi kept all of what I told her from our first meeting in mind during the whole process even as my anger and frustration with my Ex-wife’s attorney and her behavior had me at my wits end. She did not escalate anything and was able to tell me what I needed to help me make the decisions which were best for me and with consideration for the legal system. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend.”
Both as a lawyer and a judge pro tem, I have seen how divorce changes lives, particularly for children. As your lawyer, I can help make sure those changes are for the better.
Family law matters involve serious issues, including financial and parenting arrangements, and sometimes even domestic violence, an area I have dealt with extensively as a divorce attorney, criminal attorney, and judge pro tem. No matter what issues your divorce involves, I will be your advocate — representing your interests with the opposing party and the court — so that you are not alone in the process.
Listening is a fundamental part of my role as a lawyer. I need to understand your situation and your family –- not just the dry facts but the feelings and emotions involved -– before I can help you decide how to move forward. There is no one way to approach the dissolution of a marriage. Each family is unique, so one solution will not fit every case.
We will discuss every aspect of your case so that you understand your options and their potential long-term implications, and find an outcome that addresses your family’s best interests. You need — and deserve — someone who can listen, help you plan for the future, and advocate strongly for you. Together we can redefine your family so that your life, and the lives of your children, can continue in a positive direction with as little disruption as possible.
Collaboration: In addition to representing clients in litigation, I serve clients in collaborative cases, in which parties work together outside of court. As a collaborative attorney I help my client find mutually agreeable resolutions to difficult divorce issues.
Mediation: I also work as a family law mediator, helping both parties work towards agreement by defusing conflict and exploring common interests. A mediator is a neutral third party, so you and your spouse should both have outside attorneys to answer your legal questions and prepare any necessary documents.
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You can contact Mimi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mimi Buescher has been practicing law since she graduatedg from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1980. After stints as a lecturer in law at the University of Malawi in Africa and as an attorney in Saipan, Mimi worked in private practice for many years on Whidbey Island, where she also served as a judge pro tem in the Island County District Court. In 2010 Mimi relocated to Seattle and joined Seattle Divorce Services.