Divorce is one of the biggest crises you may face in your life. During this difficult time, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney to support and guide you through the divorce process. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny are your advocates. They are experienced and ready to discuss your goals, formulate strategies, and arrive at the strongest settlement possible.
Our Commitment to You:
If you are planning to divorce, your attorney at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny will begin the process by simply listening. Our practice believes in building strong relationships with clients because while every divorce is difficult, no divorce case is the same. Before forming a legal strategy, we want to know your situation, your values, and your priorities. We handle our clients "one case at a time" with a commitment to detailed knowledge of your legal and financial situation and goals. You will be treated with respoect and never left in the dark about the details of your case. As education and commitment are our top priorities, you will be given a copy of every document that pertains to your case, and all phone calls and email will be returned or responded to promptly.
Washington is a "no fault" state, which means that a spouse filing for divorce does not have to prove that the other party did something wrong. According to Washington state law, the only ground for divorce is that one or both parties must believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
If you or your spouse currently live in Washington state, you can file for divorce in the state. Once the petition is filed with the court and served on the spouse, the parties must wait a minimum of 90 days before the divorce can be final.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny can lead you through all steps of the divorce process, from filing the petition and serving the other party to filing the final decree of dissolution. Additionally, your attorney will help you decide whether it's possible to handle your divorce without going to court. Often, if you and the otehr party are able to think realistically and act productively to achieve an out come that is best for you and your family, your divorce may be settled through mediation. This helps to significantly minimize the emotional and financial strain of divorce.
High Net Worth Divorces
If your net worth is more than one million dollars, divorce can be extremely difficult and complicated. Your lawyer will protect your interests by becoming extremely familiar with the details of your property, including:
- Second homes and vacation property
- Other real estate investments
- Equestrian property
- Professional practice
- Closely held corporations
- Brokerage accounts
- Stock options
- Stock grants
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny have access to a team of Seattle-area financial professionals, including economists, financial planners, business evaluators, and CPAs, who are available to clarify complex financial arrangements and devise a clear strategy to arrive at a solid and equitable divorce agreement.
High Conflict or Contested Divorces
If your divorce case involves any of the following it may be considered a high conflict or contested divorce:
- A complex financial situation
- Drug, alcohol or domestic abuse issues
- If the other party has hired a combative or aggressive lawyer
- If the other party has trouble letting go of unrealistic expectations
In such cases, mediation may not be an effective means in coming to a settlement. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny have over 20 years of trial experience and are prepared to handle such complex cases in court.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny are dedicated to guiding you through the divorce process with respect and dignity. For more information or to set up a consultation, please call the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny at (425) 296-8852 or fill out the online contact form.
The Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny is located in Bellevue and serves the Greater Seattle, Washington Area including:
King County: Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Renton, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell, Kent, Tukwila. Snoqualmie Falls, North Bend. Snohomish County: Bothell, Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Woodway, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Snohomish, Monroe.