Divorce and Family Law.
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Family Law & Divorce • Collaborative Divorce • Mediation
Seattle and Kitsap County Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Divorce is stressful. Consulting with an understanding and knowledgeable attorney at the outset will enable you to understand your options and determine the best course of action to move forward. How to proceed through a divorce is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. During your initial consultation at the Law Office of Robert C. Huber, we gather all the important details to understand your situation and assess your goals. By taking a big picture perspective, we are able to advise you how to proceed efficiently, and then guide and support you through each step along the way to get results.
Divorce Mediation / Collaborative Law
Whenever feasible, we strongly support using mediation, Collaborative or Cooperative law processes to resolve family law disputes respectfully away from the courtroom. Robert Huber mediates either solo or co-mediates with a dual team approach to help couples resolve their differences. Mediation can be extremely efficient and significantly less expensive than other methods. By participating in the voluntary process out of court, you hang onto the ability to keep things confidential and retain your decision-making ability to resolve differences among yourselves with the help of a trained mediator. The Law Office of Robert C. Huber is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and a member of King County Collaborative Law practice group. Collaborative divorce provides you with the support and advice of your own lawyer without going to court, as well as the benefit of a professional team of financial, child, and/or behavioral specialists, to support you during the divorce process.
Family Law & Divorce Consultation
We understand that in certain cases, using a non-traditional approach such as mediation or Collaborative law will not be time- or cost-efficient and is unlikely to result in a reasonable outcome. In such cases, we will not hesitate to advise you to use a neutral third-party decisionmaker - whether it be the courts or a private arbitrator - to resolve differences more efficiently and within a certain time period. In these cases, we provide experienced support and strong advocacy on your behalf to make sure your realistic goals are acknowledged and are reflected in the final resolution.
By listening and learning about all the important details of your situation, we work to understand your goals and help you evaluate and select the best option to move forward - whether it is divorce mediation, Collaborative or Cooperative law processes, or using the courts or a neutral third-party decisionmaker to resolve differences.
We have extensive experience in mediating, consulting, and representing clients in the following areas:
Property Division. Dividing assets and debts can complicated and stressful. We have the understanding and experience to advise you so that you get what you are reasonably entitled to receive.
Custody and Parenting Plans. Making sure that you, as a parent, have the ability to spending ample quality time with your children and have the appropriate level of participation in the decisionmaking regarding their child’s care is a priority. Parenting plans are used to set parental roles and responsibilities and to limit disputes and their corresponding negative impact on children. Whether it’s through Collaborative law, mediation, or advocating on your behalf in front of a judge or other third party decisionmaker, we can help find the arrangement that works for you and that is truly is in the best interests of your children.
Child Support. When the children live primarily with one parent, the other parent is responsible for making payments to assist in the children’s care. We can help make sure your children get the financial support they are entitled to.
Spousal Support. Depending on the circumstances of your marriage, spousal support may be appropriate to assist in maintaining the lifestyle, address hardships, and provide the means to reach your goals as you move forward with your life. At the Law Office of Robert C. Huber, your entitlement to receive spousal support will be carefully considered, while we work hard to ensure you actually receive what you are entitled to receive.
Prenuptial Agreements/Post-Nuptial Agreement/Cohabitation Agreements. Prenuptial agreements, community property agreements, separate property agreements, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements are all an effective way for a couple to plan and make decisions regarding financial or other matters in the event they eventually separate. A carefully drafted family contract will enable to plan ahead and can reduce the difficulties, stress and cost that could result in the event of a separation or divorce.
Nontraditional Families. We recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes and understand the evolving needs of modern families. We support and work with LGBT families, blended and stepfamilies, and others to provide advocacy and legal advice that is custom-tailored to their specific needs.
Independent Review and Legal Advice. If you are presented with a proposed agreement prepared by your spouse or partner's lawyer, it is important for you to seek independent legal advise before moving forward with signing it. We can help you fully understand your rights and what it is that you’re agreeing to.
Contact Robert Huber, a professional and experienced Bainbridge Island, Washington divorce law and family law attorney. Call the Law Office of Robert C. Huber today at 206-866-1208 to schedule an initial consultation, or contact us online.