Kirklin Family Law
Jacki L. Kirklin, Attorney
- Legal Separation
- Termination of Non-Marital
Intimate Committed Relationships
- Child Support and Parenting
- Non-Parent Custody
- Pre-nuptial and Post-Nuptial
Family Law Litigation
Anyone who has negotiated a prenuptial agreement, sought or defended a request for child support, advocated for a child, gone through a divorce, legal separation or a ended a non-marital relationship, knows that while any dispute is difficult, family litigation is ten times more so.
We know that family law disputes are not just about the law. They are about the well being of you and your family. They are about your relationship as a father or a mother with your children and your child’s needs and best interests. It is about your economic and emotional well-being and at times the safety of you or your children.
We know that it is takes a tough litigator; someone who understands the law and is a fighter to advocate for your legal rights, as well as someone who understands the unique experience of family litigation.
I have over twenty years of experience helping husbands and wives, mothers and fathers and representing children as they go through the tough process of litigating family disputes.
I will be there for you.
Family Law Mediation
Family mediation is an alternative to litigation. Our courts in King County require parties to attempt to resolve disputes through mediation before proceeding to a trial. Litigants often times prefer to try to resolve disputes rather than litigating issues for a variety of reasons.
It is less costly than litigation. It is less stressful than litigation. Typically in a family law trial you will involve your family or friends where mediation is just between the parties. Parties who choose mediation typically reduce the acrimony often accompanied by family litigation.
Parents are better able to maintain as good a co-parent relationship as possible with the other parent. Parties have more control over the outcome of their case and do not have to live with whatever decision is made by a judge or commissioner.
We have the experience to help you with your mediation needs. We offer mediation services to parties who are not represented by attorneys (as well as a reduce fee for those with modest assets and income) as well as those who wish to participate in the process with attorneys to help you effectively work toward resolving rather than litigating your disputes.
If you wish to resolve your family law issue through mediation, let us help you. Click here for further information on family mediation.