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The Law Offices of Lori M. Saxion, PLLC

Family Lawyer | Serving Seattle, WA

253-235-4310

When You And Your Family Are Most Vulnerable, I Am Ready To Help

At The Law Offices of Lori M. Saxion, PLLC, you get more than a lawyer to help you through the divorce process. You get an experienced attorney who understands that your long-term future is riding on the outcome of your divorce judgment. Her practice is tailored to meet your specific, individual needs and unique circumstances of your family.  Representation in each …

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Lawgena Lawyers

Family Lawyer | Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

206-430-1453

We'll focus on YOUR needs and YOUR legal difficulties
We'll help you grow past your legal problems:
We're LAW FOR YOUR GENERATION™

At Lawgena, we understand the importance of providing Law for Your Generation.®   Our law firm provides skills, technology, and understanding targeted to get you past your Family Law legal problems. No matter what stage of life you find yourself, we will get you generating again: we are Law for Your Generation.® Matthew Swain Webbeking, Esq., has been …

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William Buchanan, Attorney at Law

Family Lawyer | Serving Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

425-274-9796

Experienced King County Divorce Attorney Providing Family Law Support Serving the Entire Puget Sound Area from Offices in Bellevue

People rely on their families daily and reference family members' needs in almost everything they do. It can shakes us to the core and challenge our feelings of security when family conflict creates an unhealthy environment and there seems to be no resolution in sight. If you are considering divorce, you need an experienced, compassionate lawyer at your side. Attorney …

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The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Family Lawyer | Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

866-696-0466

If you have Family Law Issues, You Need to know your Legal Rights. Contact our office 24/7 to schedule a Free, Private Consult.

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Gregg E. Bradshaw, LLC

Family Lawyer | Serving Seattle, WA

Receive the Support You Need For Your Family Law Case, Call Us Today!

Receive the support you need for your family law needs by calling Gregg E. Bradshaw, LLC Attorney at Law in Puyallup, Washington. Our firm is able to handle cases relating to divorce, child custody, support modifications, adoptions, paternity, and parenting plans. We also offer representation for personal injuries that arise from automobile accidents. Our firm will …

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Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Seattle family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Seattle, WA

King County Superior Court Division

516 Third Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 477-1400

King County District Court Division

516 Third Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 205-9200

Seattle Municipal Court

600 Fifth Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 684-5600