Seattle Divorce Lawyers
You are ready to start the divorce process, but it is already overwhelming. We can help.
Even if you and your spouse have agreed to end the marriage, you may have different ideas about who the children should live with, who gets the car, or who should live in the family home. The assets you and your spouse own could make the marriage dissolution process even more complex. Naturally, you want to ensure an equitable distribution of property, appropriate spousal support, and if you have kids, that child support payments will be fair.
“When it comes to responsiveness, our firm goes above and beyond for our client. Find out how we balance compassionate and dedicated advocacy with aggressive legal representation.”
Melinda Previtera, Partner at Petrelli Previtera, LLC.
At Petrelli Previtera, our attorneys help clients end their marriages as efficiently and successfully as possible. Every divorce is different, which is why we take the time to understand each client’s individual needs and goals and explore all options for the best resolution possible.
Some couples negotiate a divorce agreement outside of court, while others need to go to trial. No matter your unique situation, our firm can identify the best strategy for a great outcome. We will work with you to solve the complicated issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, and others.
The Initial Consultation
Feel free to schedule a meeting through our online system or by calling the firm. Our team is available for same-day consultations. During our first meeting, we will define your goals and consider any potential obstacles in getting exactly what you want in your divorce. We’ll discuss issues such as parental rights, custody, and division of property, and we will give you the best advice on how to protect your assets. If you decide to retain us as your counsel, we can begin the process immediately after the first meeting.
Seattle, WA Office
Phone: (206) 231-5789
2033 6th Ave, Seattle WA 98121
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in Seattle, WA
How Do I Find the Best Divorce Lawyer for Me?
As human beings, we love it when life is good, but unfortunately, it can’t be perfect all the time. This is especially true when a marriage falls apart. Suddenly, you may find yourself filing for divorce and wanting to separate from your spouse as soon as possible. In these circumstances, choosing an attorney that’s best for you is incredibly important. Use the following tips to make the best choice.
Experience matters, but it’s not all the same. Years of working on mediation and collaborative law is not the same as courtroom experience fighting for those in the middle of contentious divorces. Find a lawyer with experience handling divorce cases like yours.
Ask for referrals. Ask around to see if anyone can offer details of their personal experience with the lawyer you’re considering. Family, friends, and workmates are a good starting point.
Do further online research. Search Google and Yelp to know whether the lawyer in question has good reviews and a strong reputation. Also, be sure to check the Washington State Bar Association to find out if they have a disciplinary record or formal complaints filed against them.
Look for compassion and attention to detail. A good attorney will be truly empathetic about your situation. They’ll carefully listen to your case, take the time to outline all possible options, and ultimately commit to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
Don’t dismiss red flags. Poor reputation, inability to provide references, attitude problems, and lack of personal connection are all red flags that paint an attorney as rather untrustworthy and insensitive. If you notice any of these warning signs, choose another attorney.
Look for a lawyer that is comfortable with both settlement negotiation and litigation. A divorce attorney that can efficiently represent you in the courtroom and out of it is a great asset.
Your Advocate from Start to Finish
Petrelli Previtera secures our clients’ futures by uncovering hidden assets, making sure that property is fairly distributed, and that all income is disclosed and reflected in child support and spousal support agreements. Our divorce lawyers will stay with you every step of the way. We’ll ensure the process is as easy and expedient as possible.