Spokane Family Law Attorney
Customized Family Law Representation in Spokane County, Washington
I am an experienced Spokane family law attorney who has represented hundreds of clients in all types of family law actions to achieve their goals through mediation or trial. I ensure that I have an in-depth understanding of the diversity of clients’ needs and expectations as I guide them through matters that profoundly impact their lives in ways unlike other life-changing events.
Each family matter is unique, which means that there are many ways to handle family law cases. This becomes even more true due to the ever-changing societal norms, legally recognized family units, Washington State Family Law statutes and case law, and ever-evolving court rules governing courtroom procedures.
Regardless of whether you are seeking non-contested divorce or are a non-biological caretaker seeking legal parental rights of a child, as an accomplished Spokane family law attorney who will tailor my representation to fit your individual needs and requirements.
How My Spokane Family Law Firm Can Assist You
Because I have been practicing family law in Spokane County for over 16 years, I am well aware of the sensitive nature of these types of cases and how lives can be negatively impacted if cases are mismanaged. I strive to understand clients’ emotional and practical concerns and desired outcomes from my initial contact. I believe it is essential that I inform clients about the law and its application to their individual cases and desired outcomes.
Every case renders opposing parties vulnerable in unique ways, and I believe it is my obligation to point out both the positive and negative aspects of each client’s case to ensure clients are able to make fully informed decisions throughout the process. In representing my clients, I am a thoughtful, diligent advocate and a formidable adversary.
My staff is very experienced and professional and consists of a paralegal and office manager/legal assistant, who are readily available to communicate with clients, have excellent relationships with court officials, advanced knowledge of legal procedures, and commitment to ensuring the best outcomes for all clients.
I represent clients in the following areas of Spokane family law:
- Large-asset and high-conflict divorce actions.
- Non-contested divorce with property and debt divisions, and custody and parenting disputes.
- Non-parental Custody and De Facto Parentage actions.
- Paternity and Parentage actions.
- Modifications of parenting plans, child support, and spousal maintenance orders.
- Domestic Violence Protection and Civil Restraining Orders.
- I am a certified advanced family law mediator.
Contact a Spokane Family Lawyer Today
While I generally advise that clients resolve their matters through mediation, there are times when mediation is not the appropriate method for dispute resolution. As a seasoned Spokane family lawyer, I have extensive court room experience, including trial experience, and I am fully prepared to provide aggressive, results-driven, legal representation at trial.
“Ellen is a fighter and I feel extremely grateful for her invaluable representation.”- Patrick R.
“She is fair and provides outstanding and rationale advice.”- Former Client
“If you are looking for a hard-working never quit trying the type of lawyer that will give you 100% all the time then go with Ellen ...”- Chris and Vicki