Navigating Family Law Issues In A Respectful, Solutions-Focused Manner
Divorce, custody and other family law issues are among life’s major transitions. These cases can cause significant stress and upheaval, especially when it devolves into mudslinging and endless battles. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. Increasingly, couples are choosing to resolve their disputes in a more collaborative, respectful way, resulting in more workable resolutions for everyone.
I’m Kathryn Resnik, a family law lawyer at Kathryn D. Resnick, Attorney at Law. I understand the financial and emotional stress that comes with the division of families. I advocate for clients in a respectful and collaborative manner, supporting their goals along the way. I provide skilled and supportive attention to your family law needs, whether contested or noncontested.
Guidance On All Aspects Of Washington Family Law
Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, I have a thorough grasp of Washington family law in all of its nuances. Clients turn to me for trusted guidance on family law issues such as:
- Property division
- Alimony/spousal support
- Legal separations
- Child custody/parenting plans (including enforcement, custody modifications and parental relocations)
- Child support (including enforcement, child support modifications and collections)
- Paternity/parentage (for nonmarried parents)
- Grandparent/nonparent custody
- Adoptions (including stepparent adoptions)
- Prenuptial agreements
- Quasi-marital relationships and domestic partnerships
I also provide family law mediation services, working as a neutral facilitator to help parties reach favorable agreements. In addition, I offer unbundled legal services for people who need help with one aspect of their case – for example, reviewing a divorce settlement agreement.
Why Consider A Collaborative Law Approach?
Collaborative law is a respectful way to resolve family law disputes without going to court. The collaborative law process is also referred to as “no-court divorce,” “divorce with dignity” or “peaceful divorce.” You and your spouse/partner each have a collaborative attorney, but we all work together cooperatively to negotiate a settlement that works best for you and your children. This approach empowers you to have more of a say in what your life will look like post-divorce. It allows more flexibility to arrive at win-win resolutions. And it avoids the stress, expense and emotional toll of court battles.
Having a process that fosters goodwill rather than conflict helps parties reach agreements without creating more animosity or negative feelings toward each other. This is especially important for people who have to continue to co-parent at the end of the dispute.
Work With A Compassionate Advocate On Your Family Law Case
To learn more about my approach to family law and how I can help you move forward, call me at 360-738-3636. You can also send me an email. From my office in Bellingham, I handle cases throughout Whatcom County and beyond.
In addition to serving as a mediator, I offer services to individual clients. I can look over your mediation agreement or provide guidance on concrete aspects of your family law case. This unbundled approach delivers the most value at reasonable rates.