Divorce & Family Law

When family dynamics change or disputes arise, we can help you navigate the legal issues to reach a resolution that meets the unique needs of your family. Whether you are faced with issues related to divorce, child custody, adoption, or you need help preparing for marriage with a prenuptial agreement, we can help you achieve your goals and understand and protect your legal rights. Our firm offers a full range of divorce and family law services, including traditional representation, unbundled legal services, collaborative law, and mediation.

We provide legal services in the following practice areas:

  • Adoption & Surrogacy
  • Child Custody & Child Support
  • Contempt
  • Divorce (Dissolution), Legal Separation, Invalidity of Marriage
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Modification of Parenting Plans and Child Support
  • Non-Parental Custody
  • Relationship Agreements
  • Paternity (Parentage)
  • Protection Order (Restraining Order)
  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

The approach you take to your divorce or family law matter significantly impacts how your case will proceed for you and your family both financially and emotionally. Described below are the different ways we can assist you with your case, whether you decide to work collaboratively with your partner or rely on court intervention.

Uncontested Divorce Questionnaire

Traditional Representation

With traditional representation, or litigation, one of our attorneys appears on your behalf in the court case, and all formal communications, settlement negotiations, and court hearings are conducted by your attorney. Traditional representation is most suitable for people with contested cases, or when there is a history of power imbalance or domestic violence between the parties. Generally, we strive to resolve conflict in a peaceful, constructive and economical manner with as little court intervention as possible, but if litigation is necessary we will effectively advocate on your behalf.

Limited Representation

We are young, dynamic, vibrant, even-tempered and eager to help you! We offer limited representation services through which we agree with you to limit the scope of our involvement in your legal action, and you remain responsible for handling the other aspects of your case. Common examples of our limited representation services include general legal advice, document preparation, lease or contract drafting or review, and settlement conference preparation. Limited representation services are helpful when you need legal advice or assistance, but cannot afford full traditional representation, or you only need limited legal help or advice.

With this approach to divorce and family law matters, you and your spouse shall work with us as a team to resolve all your conflicts with the intention and goal of never having any court intervention. Our emphasis is in cooperation and doing our best to reduce and resolve your conflicts. During this, we will give you both control over the outcome of your case, but in a respectful manner. As your Gig Harbor family law attorney, we shall assist you both in reaching lasting agreements that will have the best outcome for your family situation. Not only can collaborative law be effective, but it is usually faster and more cost effective.

With collaborative law we can help you with:

  • Adoption & Surrogacy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Contempt
  • Divorce and Invalidity of Marriage
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Non-Parental Custody
  • Parentage
  • Restraining Order
  • And many more!