Back To School During COVID

Our Seattle Child Custody Attorneys Explain the Ramifications of Schooling During a Pandemic With the end of summer comes back to school time. Except that for many this year back to school is NOT like usual - many if not most students in Washington will -- for now -- be learning from home. I no lon...

Welcome To Michelle Danley!

Seattle Divorce Services is thrilled to welcome attorney Michelle Danley to our group! Michelle’s career in California and Washington has been built around a passion for helping families and kids in difficult situations. She has worked in foster care and family law issues, and has a background in bo...
Hearts on a Prenup Agreement

How Should We Go About Getting a Prenup?

Our Seattle Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys Break Down the Prenup Process Unfortunately there is a bit of a difference between how prenuptial agreements are typically done and how I believe they should be done. Too often one partner goes to an attorney and has an agreement drafted. The partner then...
Definition of Arbitration

What Should I Know About Divorce Arbitration?

Our Seattle Divorce Lawyers Explain the Arbitration Process for Family Law Conflicts Arbitration represents another approach to settling your divorce case. Basically, arbitration means hiring a private judge. This does require the agreement of both sides, including the choice of who should be the a...
Settlement Conference Mediation - Seattle Divorce Services

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...
Stopping the Coronavirus - Can I divorce during a COVID-19 Lockdown?

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...
What Happens in Early Mediation - two women consulting - Seattle Divorce Serices

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....
Family walking together - What is Family Law? - Seattle Divorce Services

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....