What documents do you need for a divorce? - Man walking through a storm of documents

What Documents Will You Need For Your Divorce?

While you do not need to bring your documentation to your initial consultation (except any legal documents you have been served with from your spouse), you certainly may want to start gathering the various documents your Seattle Family Lawyer is likely to need down the line. If you are participat...
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What to Bring to a Consultation with a Seattle Family Lawyer

It's very common for potential clients to worry about what to bring to the initial consultation with us. This meeting is primarily a conversation about your situation and what our Seattle Family Lawyers can do to help. It is a chance for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. We...
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What to Expect at a Consultation with a Seattle Family Lawyer

When you come in for your initial consultation with us, the purpose is primarily for you to get to know the attorney and for the attorney to get to know you and your situation. This is your opportunity to get a feeling for the attorney’s style and gauge whether this specific attorney is a good fit f...
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Mark Alexander Gains Lifetime Achievement Award

We were thrilled when Mark Alexander of our office was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Washington State Bar Association's Family Law Section. This was only the third time that such an award has been given since 1986. Mark served on the Family Law Executive Committee for six y...
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Seattle Divorce Services Contributes To New Collaborative Book

We are pleased to announce that our founding attorney Michael Fancher is a contributing author to a recently published American Bar Association book for Collaborative professionals titled "Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice"....
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Managing Conflict In Divorce Litigation

While we believe in exploring opportunities for alternative dispute resolution in our cases, often we do need to litigate (proceed with court process) for one reason or another. Litigation IS an adversarial process. Still, even in litigation we prefer to reduce conflict rather than escalate it....

Sophisticated Solutions to Complex Divorce

What does it mean when we say "our divorce attorneys believe in taking a more sophisticated approach to resolving complex cases"? Many divorce cases are complex. That does not necessarily mean the cases involve great wealth or unusual issues. It does mean there there may be issues of parenting, c...

Nathan Cliber: Strategies That Help the Client

I asked Nathan Cliber, an attorney here at Seattle Divorce Services, about ways that he helps the client navigate the tricky and challenging currents of their divorce. He said that he finds it is very important to hold space for the client to be heard. Too many attorneys spend too much time talki...

A Discussion With Nathan Cliber On His Approach To Practice

I recently had a chance to have a discussion with Nathan Cliber, one of our attorneys at Seattle Divorce Services, about his approach to practicing Family Law. Nathan said a key to his approach is spending time listening to the client. He believes that it is important to “engage with people as pe...

Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be A Zero Sum Game

By Nathan Cliber - Attorney at Seattle Divorce Services Divorce doesn’t have to be a zero sum game. It’s common wisdom that nobody “wins” in a divorce. While this is often true, it doesn’t mean that everyone has to lose. The greatest losses in any divorce come from fighting. The damage done by fig...