Carol D. Betts, Family Law & Mediation PLLC

My practice opened in 2001. Since then, I have assisted hundreds of couples with family transitions. In the beginning, I represented clients at court hearings and trials but my preference was always to encourage settlement. In 2007 when Collaborative Law just started to catch on in Washington, I trained in this new approach to helping couples transition out of marriage. Now my divorce practice is devoted to methods for resolving disputes without court intervention.

I bring a holistic approach to the practice of law. With years of experience as a divorced parent who successfully raised a happy, well-adjusted child and managed co-parenting challenges, I blend practical ideas with legal solutions to produce enduring results. Every divorcing parent wants minimal impact on their children from this process. Numerous studies have shown that ongoing, unresolved conflict is the thing that damages children most. I want to support your efforts to manage conflict in a way that helps your children thrive.

While divorce is an unplanned event, I also work with clients to make future events less unpredictable through co-habitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and estate plans. Planning for unknown events can be uncomfortable but it also opens conversations that can strengthen relationships.

My goal is simple – to change the world one thoughtful decision at a time.

Knowledgeable and easy to work with.

— Chuck, former client
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