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What Happens In Settlement Conference Mediation?

For many years now, King County Superior Court has required that parties engage in some kind of dispute resolution process prior to proceeding to trial. The most common kind of dispute resolution process used is a form of mediation called a settlement conference The object of this type of mediatio...
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Can I Divorce During COVID-19 Lockdown?

Many people are going to be wondering what their options are if their marriages are deteriorating under the stress of these difficult times. We have been warned to expect a spike in couples seeking to divorce due to the pressures brought on by COVID-19. But is divorcing even possible during a cor...
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What Happens In Early Mediation?

Different mediators structure their mediations differently, but as a general rule Early Mediation will be broken up into shorter sessions over a period of weeks or months....
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What Is “Family Law”?

I find quite regularly that people are confused by the term "Family Law". That is why I often prefer to tell people we practice Divorce Law, as it seems clearer. However, even that is not completely accurate....
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Does Washington Have Common Law Marriage?

What is Common Law Marriage? This is an old concept whereby a couple can become "married" simply by living together long term and holding themselves out as a married couple, such as telling people they are married, holding property as a married couple, etc. Is There Common Law Marriage in Washingt...
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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...