Our two-attorney firm is practicing Family Law from our office in Pioneer Square  located near  the King County Superior Court in Seattle.  We represent clients in King, Snohomish, Pierce,  and Skagit County courts


Why we are different:

  • Seattle Family Law is a two-attorney team providing legal services with a continuous personal approach and attention to details.  
  • We are committed to providing  hands-on counsel and support as you move through your legal situation.  
  • For most people, litigation affecting family and other personal relationships is among the most difficult experiences in life. 
  • Many would prefer not to have to make decisions at such a distressing time.  
  • Because you must nevertheless make important decisions  you need counsel that does not brush aside the emotional context of your situation and simply make decisions "for" you. 
  • Rather, you are better served by engaging in meaningful dialogue with your attorney so that you can make informed decisons for yourself.  
  • We strive to understand all of your objectives, including the impact of your decisions on your family and other loved ones.  
  • Our goal is to help you select and carry out  the most appropriate legal strategy at each step in the process.  
  • Nevertheless, we do not forget that it is "your" case and thus your needs and desires that direct case strategy and action.  

Janet Watson

  • Over 20 years of experience trial attorney

Tatiana Toumanova

  • 12 years of experience in WA Attorney at Law

At Seattle Family Law, we are strong believers in building a partnership with our clients. Unique preferences of each client may demand different levels of participation in the case.

We offer full spectrum of legal services in family law area: from consulting self-represented clients to full representation.  Most cases do not go to trial.  Through our counsel clients reach settlements  either using a "mediation" or direct negotiations with the other side. 

However, If trial becomes necessary because the parties are not able to reach agreement, we will stand with you throughout the process. We also have experience in entering the case just on the "eve" of trial.

Trials are emotionally and financially burdensome and as such are “evil” in themselves.We are skilled and experienced in organizing your case for presentation to the trial court in the most persuasive way possible. The Washington legal system provides an excellent forum to assist the judge in reaching fair decisions.  

Seattle Family Law also provides consulting services to clients who choose to pursue or defend their legal matters on their own.  "Access to court" including access by non-lawyers, is a United States constitutional right.  Many people who make this choice do so because they cannot afford to retain an attorney.  If you are in this situation do not resort to paralegal service or  solely, to self-education. We offer "unbundled services", that is, hourly-based legal advice and/or  document preparation with no on-going obligation to the client or attorney.  We can help you prepare your documents and case presentation strategy to maximize your chances of success.

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