“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.”
As a lawyer and as a Judge Pro Tem, I have seen how divorce changes lives, particularly for children. As your lawyer, I can help you sculpt a result that maximizes the positives.
Family law matters involve serious issues that must be addressed. These include sustainable financial and parenting arrangements. There may even be issues of domestic violence, an area I have dealt with extensively as a divorce attorney, as a criminal attorney, and as a Judge Pro Tem. I am your advocate, representing your interests with the opposing party and the court, so 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 there is no solution that will fit every case.
The outcome of each case should be one that addresses your best interests and those of your children. Divorce also may involve property and debt division, spousal support, and child support. We will discuss every aspect of your case and answer your questions so you know what options you have and what the long-term implications of those options may be. This way we can determine together the best approach to resolving your particular situation.
You need, and deserve, someone to listen, someone who can help you plan for the future, and someone who can 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 also work with some clients who qualify in Collaborative cases. As a Collaborative attorney I assist my client in working to find mutually agreeable resolutions to difficult divorce issues. In Collaborative cases we make a commitment to not go to court, but to instead work together as a team to find the best solutions that fit the needs of both parties. Contact me if you are interested in finding out more about the Collaborative option.
Mediation: I also work as a family law mediator. As a mediator I help both sides to a dispute work towards agreement by defusing conflict and exploring common interests. As a mediator I am neutral, so you will both need to have outside attorneys to answer your legal questions and prepare the legal documents which incorporate the agreements you reach in mediation. Let me know if you are interested in having me mediate with you and your spouse.
If you would like to know more about Mimi, see the blog post Meet Mimi Buescher.
You can contact Mimi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mimi Buescher has been practicing law since 1980, after graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law. 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.