“I just decided to get divorced…now what?”: The top 10 questions family and divorce lawyers are asked

The road to divorce is different for everyone. However you arrived at this juncture, it’s normal to feel unsettled. Chances are these feelings of uncertainty are what brought you here. Rebecca Torgerson, experienced Family Law Attorney with Brewe Layman, understands what you’re going through. In this Q&A, she addresses the top 10 concerns that clients

Robert Miller recognized by AAML and DRC

We are proud to share that Robert Miller of our Everett office has recently received two significant forms of recognition. Robert has proven his ability to handle complex matters relating to the matrimonial field, including custody and support of children, property division and spousal support. To recognize his competency and substantial experience in the field,

Our Mt. Vernon team has a new home!

It’s official, our Mt. Vernon office has moved to a new space. Moving was a lot of work, but we are pleased to say it went smoothly and we love our new space. It’s great being so close to the river and we are looking forward to meeting our new neighbors!  You can now find

Ken Brewe earns Best Lawyers of 2018 accolade

Ken Brewe was first recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©  in 2012 for his work in family law in Everett, Washington. He has been nominated annually every year since and recently earned his 5th peer nomination for 2017-2018. Ken received the highest overall peer feedback for family law practitioners in Washington and remains in

I think my child’s other parent is under the influence . . . .

As a parent who is either going through a dissolution proceeding, or has an existing Parenting Plan or other custody order, there may come a time when you suspect that the other parent is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Even if you don’t believe that there is an addiction problem, you may

Is child relocation a “slam dunk” for primary residential parents?

Washington’s statute on relocation of a child heavily favors permitting the child’s relocation with the primary residential parent. Many clients ask if it is even worth objecting to the relocation. The answer, unfortunately, is “it depends.” An important distinction to remember, however, is the court cannot prevent a parent from relocating. The court can only

Substance Abuse in the Context of Family Law

Increasingly as family law practitioners we are faced with couples and families caught in the grip of crippling addictions. It can start simply: A dependence upon pain medication, prescribed in response to an injury, which blooms into an addict engaging in drug-seeking behavior. Or a drink at the end of a hectic day to “take

The Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law

Mental health issues have sprung to the forefront of the public consciousness in recent months. Robin Williams’s suicide being one of the most acute examples of the impact of mental health issues on a person who appears, to the outside world, to be jovial, put-together, and established. Sometimes people with a mental health diagnosis can