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WALKING WITH YOU THROUGH DIVORCE

Do you need a roadmap to divorce? Whether you’re contemplating a divorce, have already started the process, or are far into the proceedings, having the inside scoop on how to save money, time and emotional energy on your divorce is invaluable. 

We’re here for you. We help you consider your options, arm you with practical information, and strategize with you how to navigate your divorce.

We help you move onto the next chapter of your life.

CUSTOMIZED AND COMPREHENSIVE

Our Services

Divorce Strategy Development

Our strategic preparation helps you focus on your goals and prepare for the divorce process ahead with guidance and support.

Divorce Mediation for Couples

Our mediation services are designed to help you and your spouse remain amicable and reach a mutually-desired outcome for your divorce.

Financial Review and Preparation

We review your finances and develop your financial ask, so you enter the negotiation process with clarity and confidence. 

Divorce Coaching

We provide our clients with candid guidance to help you stay focused while achieving your goals and life after divorce.

Parenting Plan Development

Our parenting plan will serve as your roadmap for your future life with your children and co-parent, while maintaining stability and structure.

Divorce Concierge Services

We offer personal support, managing the details required in the process of divorce, family changes, moving, life transitions and beyond. 

YOUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

Why Clients Choose Us

People choose to work with Divorce Strategies Northwest because they want a different approach to divorce. Our clients understand the benefits of limited attorney involvement, saving time and money, and minimizing the negative impact on their families and their finances. Clients choose DSNW because they want focused time with a team of experienced professionals who will answer their questions and help them make informed decisions.

Our goals for our clients:

  • Keep you out of court
  • Be fair + civil to each other
  • Divide assets equitablylower fees meant more money + property to divide between you
  • Help you learn to communicate and interact amicably, post-divorce
  • Maintain positive relationships with your children, independent of each other
  • Keep your complex divorce settlement discreet, private, and out of public record

As an experienced team of experts in every aspect of divorce – we help you gain a clear understanding of the divorce process, develop a detailed strategy, and provide needed information with skilled advice.

Support On Demand

Got questions? Do you need a roadmap to divorce? Tired of googling with no progress? Whether you're contemplating a divorce, have already started the process, or are far into the proceedings, having the inside scoop on how to save money, time and emotional energy on your divorce is invaluable. We're here for you.

Your Trusted Partners

How we help you during divorce

No one enters a marriage intending for it to end.

Our team of professionals at Divorce Strategies Northwest understands the complexity, fear, stress, and confusion that the process of divorce entails. You’re thrust into a crash course you never hoped to take!

Our team will help you consider your options and develop a strategy that encompasses your personal and family needs, now and in the future. We offer our clients personal, scalable services, for less than one-quarter of most attorney billing rates. With our experience, you will be empowered with knowledge, understand your case and the divorce process, and how to advocate for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with you?

At DSNW we understand that divorce is about people and families. Divorce is about your emotions, your wants and needs, and in many ways will define your future for years to come. There is far more to a successful divorce than working with an attorney. Our team approaches to divorce in a holistic way… we are compassionate partners to help educate you through the process of divorce.

Individual: If you are considering or facing divorce and feel alone, scared, stuck, or unsure of how to proceed, we can provide you with strategic guidance + compassionate support.

Couple: If you want to work cooperatively with a team of experts, we can help.

You can find more information on our services options HERE.

Are you an attorney?

We are a team of divorce experts who specialize in mediation, life and divorce coaching, parent coaching, client advocacy and financial aspects of your dissolution case.

Can I work with the DSNW team instead of hiring an attorney?

For individuals in high-conflict situations, an attorney is essential to provide the legal support required for a contentious case. However, working with our team can minimize attorney hours by helping you work more efficiently and effectively with your legal team.

Our work with couples in our Conscious Uncoupling package reduces attorney time and legal fees even more. When working with couples, our team handles the preparation, negotiation and drafting of all the legal documentation necessary for your divorce. We partner with local attorneys for expert review prior to legal filing of all case documentation.

Are you therapists?

Many of our clients come to DSNW via a recommendation from their therapist. Our service is a great option between personal therapy, marital counseling and hiring a divorce attorney. We do not provide therapy; we provide divorce coaching services to help clients understand what they want and need, during their divorce and beyond. We often refer clients to talented therapists (in a variety of modalities + specialties), to do the intense emotional work that is often required during a divorce.

Who does DSNW work with?

We work with both individuals and couples who are either considering divorce or ready to proceed with the divorce process. For couples, we offer our Conscious Uncoupling package which focuses on coaching + mediation services. For individuals, we offer our Breaking Free package which includes coaching, strategy development and legal document drafting services.

Why should I hire DSNW and not an attorney?

Most clients find it advantageous to speak with our team prior to hiring an attorney. We do not replace a divorce attorney; we minimize their time and augment their expertise with our focused support + preparation. Family Law attorneys are experts at Family Law.

While attorneys are experts at interpreting and applying the law to your case, most are not well-equipped to provide emotional support and detailed guidance needed as families impart major changes. Because we bill at a lower hourly rate, our prep work helps clients come into the attorney process more organized and well-prepared, with much of the “homework” done in advance.

Couples who choose to work within our guided mediation process minimize their attorney time to only a few hours for final legal review. Our goal is to keep our clients and their families away from Family Court. This means you and your spouse are making decisions for your family, not the state (court), and not dueling attorneys. Our team works with you to educate both parties and confidentially bring your case to private resolution.

What if I’m already working with an attorney?

We can work with you on an hourly basis to provide you with coaching and strategy development. Our Strategy on Demand service works alongside your attorney to provide extra guidance and support as needed. See Our Services for more information about what is provided with Strategy on Demand.

What exactly will you do for me?

Our process of support is similar when working with individuals and with couples. We start with an extensive introductory meeting with each client individually, to clearly understand their priorities, goals, concerns and identify any potential obstacles. From there, our team will develop a personalized plan + recommendation for our work together.

Next, we work with clients to collect and organize their financial details. Once we have gathered the necessary financial data, we carefully draft a variety of scenarios for strategically dividing the assets in a fair and equitable way. We utilize experts for valuations as needed, we help you understand your rights, and we help you stay organized, focused, and on task along the way.

If you have minor children, we lead you in drafting a detailed parenting plan for your family. We help you understand how to co-parent and communicate effectively, share expenses and support your children now and in the future. We provide guidance, emotional support and a sounding board, detailed information and important education throughout the process.

We are accessible and available when you need us. Additionally, working with our team will give you tools to keep your relationships more intact, with both family and friends. A litigated divorce causes people to “take sides”. Our approach is more collaborative. We provide training for post-divorce communication with your former spouse, adult children and other sensitive areas. We set you up for success.

Will my divorce cost more if I work with DSNW?

Depending on the details of your case, legal fees can vary widely. Much of the legal cost variables depend on the complexity of asset division and how contentious your separation has become. Without strategic input + preparation, attorney fees can swallow hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of your life.

Working with our team prior to hiring an attorney is a healthy way to take charge of your situation, become educated about the process of dissolution, and ultimately pay less in legal fees. Because we work with you to prepare in advance, the time spent with your attorney is maximized, making the most of your time and attorneys’ fees.

Another cost-saving measure is to select the very best attorney for your case. We work with our clients to help them find the most experienced, cost-effective attorney for their case.

How much will my divorce cost?

The average cost for a divorce in Washington State is $28,000 per person (not per case). Working with DSNW, our clients save over 80% on legal fees.

What if my relationship is abusive?

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please visit our Domestic Abuse page for resources. CLICK HERE

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Words From Our Clients

  • Leah, I have talked with so many people in this maze of divorce. You were the first “real” person I talked to, who actually cared about my case.

    Tom | DSNW Client
    Whidbey Island, WA
  • Thank you so much for all your guidance and encouragement. In case you haven’t gathered, I’m truly thankful, and I don’t take it for granted. I hope you understand how much I appreciate what your team’s support have meant to both my wife and to me.

    Michael | DSNW Client
    Seattle, WA
  • Thanks so much for the continued support, and advice, Leah. You have been absolutely phenomenal through this whole process. I really appreciate your professional approach, compassion, and honesty the whole time. Without your genuine interest in helping us make it through this, I’m confident we’d be in a much worse position, and likely in a downward spiral. I appreciate everything you continue to do for us.

    Suzanne | DSNW Client
    Everett, WA
  • I read your team’s resource articles and they were SO HELPFUL. I am so grateful to have found your services and I appreciate all your support!

    Andrea | DSNW Client
    Tacoma, WA
  • We’re almost to the end! So excited, and thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I deeply appreciate it, and couldn’t have done this without you and your team’s support. Thank you!

    Alisa | DSNW Client
    Bothell, WA
  • When I decided to leave my marriage, I needed so much help. But every attorney just wanted more money… and I felt like I was getting nowhere! I stumbled across you while searching for help online. OMG, your team was exactly what I needed! You were so responsive, helped me create a plan, a clear roadmap to get out. You helped me understand my options and next steps, so I knew what to expect. So grateful for you ALL!

    Danielle | DSNW Client
    Seattle, WA
  • When (my wife) told me she wanted a divorce, a friend suggested I contact DSNW. I was so afraid! Leah, you and your team guided me through the scary process…. into the unknown. Your leadership was exactly what I needed. Thank you all!

    DSNW Client
    Issaquah, WA
  • Your team helped me determine my goals, gather my documents and focus, so we could live a better life together. By the time I talked with my husband, I felt ready and confident. You helped me understand the process and what to expect. We came to an agreement quickly and for FAR less than working with attorneys. Thank you!

    Cheryl | DSNW Client
    Redmond, WA
  • Leah, I’m so grateful to have found you! Your team walked with me through the darkest days and helped me find help I didn’t even know what was out there! You were empathetic, caring, and insightful, during a process I wasn’t sure I could survive. Besides saving me money, your team brought HOPE back into my life.

    DSNW Client
    Normandy Park, WA
  • Leah, throughout this process, the wisdom and support you’ve provided have been amazing. You’ve been supportive, patient, understanding and encouraging. In all this… I’m just so grateful you’re walking this road with us. I was so worried we would end up spending a fortune in legal fees. I can’t thank you enough… for everything!

    James | DSNW Client
    Ruston, WA
  • Leah, I wanted to thank you for all the time you have spent with us. I really, really appreciate all your time, empathy, and smart ideas. What a gift you and your team are to anyone going through this incredibly painful and difficult time.

    Liz | DSNW Client
    Renton, WA
  • Thank you so much for getting us across this difficult finish line! I am in awe of the fact that the divorce is actually finalized. I am so grateful for your amazing help, constant listening, and for gently pushing us in the right direction. I am so appreciative of you and your ways.

    Dan | DSNW Client
    Spokane, WA
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