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Diligent Family Law Attorney in Tacoma, Washington

I have seen how the negative emotions connected to divorce can make you want to punish your spouse. However, after helping many clients through this tough emotional period, I've found that the best solutions are those that emphasize cooperation rather than animosity.

Try to get past the negative emotions

A collaborative, out-of-court approach to solving family law issues is quicker and less expensive than trying to drag your spouse over the coals. It minimizes emotional trauma for people who are divorcing and for their children.

At all times, I will provide straightforward advice to make your decisions easier, legal expertise to make achieving your goals more likely, and personal attention that will make the whole process as stress-free as possible.

The legal know-how you need

I possess the experience and qualifications to help you resolve family law matters using a variety of dispute resolution methods, whether it is litigation or more cooperative approaches such as mediation and collaborative law.

I have represented clients at every level of dispute resolution in family law. Though you are not required to have an attorney for mediation or working out agreed orders with the other party, it is always a wise decision to have legal counsel for the advice you need to make informed decisions during the process. I am available for consultation and help with negotiating with the other party, or to act as your mediator.

A full range of family law services

I provide comprehensive legal guidance in family law matters, and have found that a spirit of cooperation rather than confrontation in any matter of family law pays dividends in these areas:

Divorce - I urge you and your spouse to put emotions aside and work to achieve an amicable dissolution of your marriage. However, it is sometimes not possible if one of the divorcing spouses won't let go of his or her anger and tries to punish the other spouse. In these cases, I will fight for your rights in court and advocate tirelessly for what is rightfully yours.

Child Custody - The best interests of the child are always a priority in Washington rulings. Although judges try to make the right custody decisions, I believe the parents are in a better position to work out arrangements that best fit their circumstances.

Collaborative law - People are more likely to accept and follow decisions they have made themselves. The alternative is to have decisions imposed upon you by a judge who follows strict guidelines that are supposed to fit everyone, but seldom do. Collaborative law is a positive and more efficient way to approach the dissolution of a marriage.

Call me today for the legal guidance you need

Contact my office for an initial consultation and assessment of your family law issue or divorce case. Call or email me via the contact information below, or use the form on the Contact to provide additional facts about your situation before we meet.

Contact

Law Offices of Teena Johnson
Tacoma Office:
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 600
Tacoma, WA 98402

King County Office:
33530 1st Way S., Suite 102
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 253-442-2607
Fax: 253-752-6951

Helping families divorce with less conflict