At Akiona Law, we know you have probably looked at a few Washington State divorce or family law firms to find a lawyer that is a good fit for your divorce case. You may have talked with other divorce lawyers. You are probably wondering what sets Akiona Law apart from all the other Washington State divorce law firms?
To begin with, we understand filing for divorce or going to court to establish custody for your children results in feelings of powerlessness, uncertainty, and fear about what will happen. That is why we firmly believe, as your divorce and family law lawyers, we serve you best by giving you something most lawyers won’t do in your divorce or family law case—an honest and realistic Case Assessment.
The first thing that sets Akiona Law apart from other Washington State divorce law firms is Akiona Law’s Case Assessment. A Case Assessment is our honest and realistic evaluation of how likely you are to achieve your goals given the good and bad of your Washington State divorce or family law case. If there are facts that go against you, we cannot pretend they do not exist!
There are those who do not want this level of honesty. Some people only want to hear how good their case is. And, unfortunately, some lawyers only tell people what they want to hear. Not us! At Akiona Law, we would love to work with you in your divorce or family law case, but not if it means we cannot be honest with you about it! We believe in giving you the respect and honesty you deserve. That starts by telling you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear!
The second factor that sets Akiona Law apart from other Washington State family law firms is we start the process by diving in deep! While most law firms ask for “just the facts” when learning about your situation, Akiona Law starts by getting to know your fears, frustrations, wants and goals about your divorce. We know you may have many fears–like splitting financial assets or retirement accounts fairly, paying too much spousal maintenance (or alimony), not receiving enough spousal maintenance (or spousal support), or what to do when your partner is abusing drugs or alcohol and does things harmful to you or your children. Understanding the bigger picture allows us to suggest a Case Plan.
The third element that sets Akiona Law apart from other Washington State divorce firms is our Case Plan. Akiona Law’s Case Plan is a suggested series of actions or steps to help you move towards your desired goals in your divorce or family law case. A Case Plan is a unique process we developed at Akiona Law based on our belief there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach in a divorce or family law case. We personalize the Case Plan to meet the specific circumstances of your divorce, retirement and/or pension division, child custody, or child support case. The Case Plan is based on our combined 30 years’ legal experience knowing what facts and information may be relevant and persuasive to a Washington State family law court. We strive to help you put your best foot forward if you are forced to go to court! Again, this means telling the family law court about the good and bad facts of your situation. This is so you can control how the information is presented to the judge.
At Akiona Law, we believe in caring for you in your time of crisis. We cannot achieve that mission without being honest with you about your divorce or family law case. Being honest with you about the good and bad facts in your case allows us to make a Case Assessment or suggest a Case Plan. This is so you can be in control and have the final say instead of some stranger—like a judge or family law court commissioner. It is about empowerment. We are not going to tell you what you want to hear, we are going to tell you what you need to hear!
That is fine if you decide not to hire us because of our commitment to letting you know about the strengths and weakness of your divorce or family law matter! We prefer you not hire us because we told you the truth about your situation, rather than having you walk away filled with a false sense of hope. A false sense of hope can happen when a lawyer only tells a client what they want to hear, such as, only talking about the strengths of a case and ignoring its weaknesses.
We are the only divorce and family law lawyers who will tell you that the facts—the good, the bad, and the ugly—control the outcome of your divorce or family law case. If you are ready to be empowered by a legal team who will give you an honest Case Assessment about the strengths and weaknesses of your divorce or family law case, and who will create a Case Plan tailored to your unique circumstances, then contact Akiona Law today!