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How Do I Tell My Spouse I Want A Divorce?

Every couple is different, so you may want to talk to a family counselor for advice about handling about your specific situation, but here are some general guidelines:...
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Future Divorce

While there will always be a need for litigation in some high conflict divorces, more and more people are recognizing that non-litigation approaches to resolving divorce issues can provide more customized solutions at a lower emotional cost. In my experience, the thing clients dread most about a...
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Better Divorce Litigation

At Seattle Divorce Services, it has always been a goal to find ways to do things better. That includes our bread and butter - divorce litigation. What does 'better divorce litigation' mean? How can we strive for improvement? Better litigation means tailoring the approach to fit the case, NOT s...
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Compassionate Litigation

Can compassionate litigation be possible? While I talk a great deal about Collaborative Divorce because it is my preferred dispute resolution method, our office also does a large amount of divorce litigation (court based). However, all divorce litigation is not the same. I like to think of collab...
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Who Are Seattle Divorce Services Clients?

We work with a wide variety of clients; but many who find that we are a good fit for them are involved in a complex divorce with a significant amount of conflict, and want to find ways to reduce that conflict....

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...

What is Cooperative Divorce?

Along with Collaboration and Mediation, you may sometimes hear the term "Cooperative Divorce". Cooperative Divorce is not a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution like Collaboration and Mediation, but is rather a way of approaching a traditional litigated divorce. There are no special rules or pr...

Changing the Role of the Divorce Lawyer

Collaborative process is unique in that it fundamentally changes the role of the lawyer in divorce cases. Rather than being the mouthpiece for the client, the Collaborative lawyer supports the client in speaking for him or her self in direct discussions with their spouse or significant other....

Alternative Child Support

Washington has established child support guidelines for how child support is to be calculated by the courts.  The courts have the ability to deviate from the guidelines, but have an obligation to ensure that the deviated support still meets the needs of the children.  The ability to deviate actually...

A Different Kind of Family Law Firm

Yesterday I had another unsolicited resume sent in by an attorney who was interested in Seattle Divorce Services specifically because he really liked the way we resolve family law issues.  In fact, several of our recent hires have been attorneys who wanted to leave their firms and join us primarily...
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