With the uncertainty of the legal process of family law ahead of you, finding an attorney whose personality and philosophy matches yours is the key to a successful outcome for your case. To help you reach a decision, let me tell you a little more about myself, our legal team, and our approach to client service.
Facing divorce issues such as property division and child custody or support is extremely stressful. I understand that and pride myself on being approachable, easy-to-reach, and responsive. Attorneys Monica Kaup Cary, Lucia Ramirez Levias and I are committed to developing supportive relationships with our clients and helping them deal with the emotional difficulties often arising in family law. As a trial lawyer, I am also aggressive in the courtroom with over 20 years of experience.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a high-risk labor and delivery nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, giving me experience in highly-charged situations.
Prior to joining the firm in 2004, my colleague Monica Kaup Cary volunteered with VISTA (the domestic peace corps), clerked for a family court judge in Portland, and worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Pierce County.
Prior to joining the firm in April, 2008, Lucia Ramirez Levias volunteered with AmeriCorps, summer clerked at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle, and worked as an Associate Attorney at Pacific Law Firm in Seattle.
I always recommend that clients attempt to settle their family differences amicably. If possible, mediation is a very viable solution that works well for many families. If that is your choice, I will help you move through your divorce with as little disruption to yourself, your spouse, and children as possible.
Should you find yourself in a high-conflict divorce or child custody dispute, I have the skills and expertise to help you achieve a workable legal solution. As a trial lawyer, I practiced complex litigation for about ten years before changing to family law. Why the change? I prefer working with people, not insurance companies.
When choosing a family law attorney, you should know that not all lawyers are comfortable going to court, or even willing to do so. I do not shy away from high conflict situations. With years of solid courtroom experience behind me, I will take your case to trial if necessary. I have success litigating cases against very aggressive attorneys and will do so for you if that is what you find yourself up against.
Staying within your budget is important. We do our best to use your resources wisely by relying on a fine professional paralegal staff to gather preliminary documents and do routine research under our supervision. Using the Internet, fax, phone and email streamlines the process, allowing our face-to-face meetings to be personal, productive and pro-active while eliminating the need for costly additional meetings.
We invite you to look around our site and see if the chemistry is right. If you have further questions or want to arrange a confidential consultation, please give us a call. Our waterfront office is located on the north end of Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the solutions you seek.
927 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103- 8871
DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC
1400 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98004