Seattle Family Law Attorneys
When Mistakes Aren’t Something You Can Afford
Whether your legal issue involves divorce, a change in custody, personal bankruptcy, or simply a breach in orders — you have a lot more than just money at stake in the outcome.
As a leading Seattle Family Law Firm, we understand our clients’ concerns and provide them with the kind of responsive personal service and strong representation they deserve — representation that gets results in even the toughest of cases. Our practice focuses on family law, divorce, bankruptcy and civil litigation and, in each of these matters, on representing individuals and families throughout the Puget Sound area, including King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.
What to Expect at the Engel Law Group
First and foremost, you can expect a high level of individualized attention and service at our firm. Our representation begins with the opportunity for you and one of our attorneys to meet personally.
At that meeting, you’ll be able to have a discussion about what you want from the process, what the legal issues and obstacles might be and how our fee and billing process works. We can also give most clients a good idea about how long their matter is likely to take.
From start to finish, our firm will respond promptly to your calls and e-mail messages, keep you informed and make certain you have the information you need to make the important decisions that have to be made.
An Approach That is Unique, An Approach That Works
With decades of combined experience, our attorneys know how to get results to get your case resolved. Not every case requires a run to the courtroom. On the other hand, you need representation from someone that knows how to prosecute your case should you need to go into the courtroom. With a proven track record of litigation, we achieve optimal results for our clients through negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and, if necessary, trial. Our lawyers have proven that they are just as comfortable, aggressive and effective at the negotiating table as they are in the courtroom.
That’s important. And in fact, we strongly believe it’s the very foundation of our success.
Dissolution of Marriage
The end of a marriage is the end of a legal relationship between two people. This involves having to separate every aspect of the union, including:
- Time spent with children, and
- Other aspects that may be unique to your situation.
We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we go out of our way to offer personalized service to each and every client we work with.
As a client of the Engel Law Group, you’ll be working with a qualified and experienced Seattle Family law attorney who will create a personalized plan for your situation which provides attention to each and every detail.
We know what you’re going through, and we’ll make sure you’re fully protected, get the peace of mind and protection of the Engel Law Group by scheduling a consultation today.
“I worked with Engel Law Group for 2 years through my extremely stressful and emotionally draining custody battle for my son. I worked with attorneys Eric Engel and Nicole Wagner and couldn’t be happier about my choice in representation. Through the hardest time in my life, they were there every step of the way….” -Sarah
“I absolutely LOVE this law firm and all the people associate with it. If it weren’t for Eric and his associates, my family would have been completely destroyed…” -Kai
To Contact the Engel Law Group
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Washington State Family Law Practice Areas
At Engel Law Group, we provide trustworthy and reputable legal advice and client assistance.. One of our major areas of practice is in helping clients who are entering into a divorce. This has many issues that branch outwards and we are proud to help with issues related to all areas of family law. You can find helpful information on this site pertaining to such topics as:
We handle your divorce case on an individual basis, and work to save you time and money in the process. In addition to our personal approach, our knowledgeable counsel makes a hard time easier. We also handle more complex matters such as high net worth divorce and military divorce.
Shielding children from harsh legal battles is one of our top concerns. At Engel Law Group we offer caring, experienced counsel for physical custody, parenting plans, parent relocation and more.
No one wants a nasty drawn out divorce, so collaborative divorce begins with both spouses signing an agreement that they will cooperate to reach a resolution – without going to court. Engel Law Group handles collaborative and hybrid collaborative divorces throughout Seattle.
When you need the courts to intervene, you need a professional attorney to ensure that the terms you want are granted. Whether your case is resolved inside or outside the courtroom, your attorney from Engel Law Group will handle every detail.
Third Party Custody
If you need to obtain custody of a child that isn’t yours, you need to bring a non-parental custody petition.
A legal separation might be the only alternative to divorce, especially if it’s for personal, financial or religious reason. However, there are still issues like support, custody and property that must be solved. Our attorneys are here to help.
In mediation a dispute is solved via a neutral third party who acts to facilitate an agreement. Instead of litigation, a solution is sought through through communication and reasoning.
The finalization of the divorce doesn’t mean the end of legal matters and a change in circumstances may call for post-decree modification. In the case of a spouse’s noncompliance with custody or support orders, you may need an attorney to help with post-divorce litigation.
Pro Se Services
You can handle your own divorce, via a pro se divorce. Chances are you’ll still need our helpful services with questions and forms to be completed. We’re here to lend a hand.
To complete an uncontested divorce, spouses must agree on all relevant issues (custody, support and property) without court intervention. This is generally the swiftest and least expensive form of divorce.
Maintaining and strengthening the bonds with a child is vital to any parent, and we can help you maintain a strong, meaningful relationship.
A cohabitation agreement may be entered into by a same-sex couple, or a man and woman who do not wish to get married. It outlines specifications regarding property, assets, alimony and other important matters in case of separation.
Orders of Protection
An order of protection may be sought by a victim of domestic violence to prohibit further contact or harm from an alleged abuser. Our firm helps clients who seek to obtain or challenge orders of protection and restraining orders.
Family Law Mediation
Mediation is a valuable tool in virtually any type of family law matter, offering disputing parties an opportunity to resolve the matter amicably. Divorce, custody and support mediation may enable spouses or ex-spouses to reach mutually beneficial agreements.
As a father, you have certain rights and responsibilities. You may have the right to custody and may be obligated to pay child support, or you may be entitled to child support if you have primary custody.
Paternity directly impacts family law cases related to child custody, child support and visitation rights. We handle these cases with professionalism and the utmost client care.
After spouses are married, they may wish to complete a postnuptial agreement to sort out issues related to their property, assets, children and finances in the event of a divorce or separation.
With more people marrying later in life, when they have valuable assets or careers, or remarrying when they already have children, working out a prenuptial agreement protects their legal rights and financial assets in the event of a divorce or separation.
Addressing property, assets and debt can be a difficult part of a divorce. We address cases involving the division of marital property using our resources and experience to protect our client’s financial concerns.
There are various reasons a parent may wish to relocate to another county, state or another country with their child or children. When a custody order is in place, however, it will be necessary for the relocating parent to get court approval to move.
Same-Sex Legal Issues
Gay and lesbian couples who are domestic partners may face some of the same legal issues as married couples, in terms of working out agreements regarding property, alimony and assets. We represent the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in these matters.
Spousal support, often referred to as alimony or palimony, is an amount of money paid by one ex-spouse to another after a divorce or separation. This money may help the dependent spouse transition into unmarried life or may provide a means of financial survival until they become self-supporting.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is a legal order that alters or divides ownership of stock options, pension benefits, 401(k) plans or other financial assets.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact a Seattle family lawyer from our firm today!