Everett Divorce Attorney

Collaborative Divorce Services For Snohomish County and Skagit County

If you are like most people facing divorce or another family law matter, you probably feel uninformed, overwhelmed and concerned about your future and your children's well-being.

My name is attorney Robert N. Getz. Supported by an exceptional professional staff, I take a simple approach to helping you work through complicated, frustrating and — frankly — frightening divorce issues. I promise to keep you informed about the process and confident about your decisions. I have been helping people through the collaborative divorce process for more than 30 years and have an excellent case history of satisfied clients.

I am an experienced, dedicated Everett divorce lawyer and a proud member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. I provide family law services for clients in Snohomish County and Skagit County, Washington. Call toll free 866-460-2535 for a free initial 10-minute phone discussion. I cannot give legal advice over the telephone. You may also contact my office by email to describe your situation and arrange an initial consultation at my office in Everett.

Throughout your case, I will work hard to keep you as informed as possible. You will receive copies of all work done, all letters prepared on your behalf, all pleadings prepared for you, all letters received, all documents received from the opposing attorney or from any other source and detailed monthly billing statements. Please remember that every well-prepared motion, court appearance and settlement proposal requires much paperwork and legal research. Motions, depositions, discovery requests and trial preparation take time. Please be assured that I am doing all I can to adhere to deadlines. If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to call.

My Background Informs My Practice

I began my legal career as an attorney in Bloomington (Twin Cities), Minnesota. I went on to become a member of the U.S. Navy's JAGC as a U.S. naval officer, earning a star on my Sea Service Ribbon while serving on the USS Midway (CV-41) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. I experienced remote duty there and while serving on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. I use those experiences as a foundation for my ability to understand the sense of isolation and rough waters that divorce can cause. While serving, I also learned the importance of collaboration and teamwork. That is why I place such a high emphasis on finding solutions through collaborative law, including mediation and other means of alternative dispute resolution. Fighting over the silverware and furniture doesn't make financial or emotional sense. Sometimes, even fighting over big issues such as the house or custody can result in frustration and unanticipated problems for yourself, your finances and your kids' well-being.

If you are considering filing for divorce, get your questions answered. I can help you with issues such as:

I Focus On Cost-Effective And Efficient Collaborative Law And Mediation

Washington State courts expect divorcing parties to pursue a mediation process to resolve disputes. Our legislature has further this approach by adopting the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Whether your case is undertaken formally as a collaborative case or otherwise is pursued the attorneys for both parties must look for every opportunity to work out a commonsense, fair settlement through a formal mediation process and intelligent negotiations. Throughout settlement negotiations, it is easy to get caught up in the emotions of "winning" a point from your spouse. By being fully informed about your long-range interests, you will be in a better position to seek solutions that will still protect your interest years after the dust settles on your divorce judgment.

No Charge For Your Initial Phone Consultation · Visa And MasterCard Accepted

Call my office toll free at 866-460-2535 for a free initial 10-minute consultation or use the convenient contact email form to arrange an initial office consultation. My office hours in Everett are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with a one-hour lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Evening and weekend consultations may be available by special arrangement. Validated free off-street parking is available.

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I practice with integrity, including transparent and clear billing policies. For your convenience, I accept Visa and MasterCard.

*Washington Courts — Uniform Collaborative Law Rules