Plan your exit strategy. Leave the session educated as to how the law will apply to you and your range of likely outcomes. Clients report these sessions reduce stress of the unknown. Stefani Quane offers a value packed one-shot session. These sessions are paid sessions. You can have a free initial consult for 20 minutes by phone too.
Come in and between 1-2 hours we'll hash out your divorce, come up with viable strategies. In this session we can prepare the initial filing papers for you to sign and file yourself. Stefani Quane has a skill at leading people who want to do their divorce by themselves. She coaches you on the divorce process and provides templates for you to modify to save money and have greater control of the experience. You can supplement with the family law facilitator's office services. Or, come back for more one-on-one sessions with Ms. Quane.
Some clients pay a retainer and then we resolve the case during negotiating with the other side. This can be a streamlined way to work through the many issues and give you some legal support without the comprehensive approach of the collaborative method. This services is part of the flat fee service or you can pay off an initial retainer.
We custom craft a flat-fee full-service divorce packages for the work you need done. This includes a start to finish package, and all the legal documents to get divorced . This packages includes the legal fees to attend a mediated settlement conference. Mediator fees are extra. We assist you prepare the mediation binder that gains points with the mediator and sets the narrative for your divorce and creates financial tables that show the financial plan you feel is fair. We prepare a parenting plan and child support worksheet and order for this package.. Call to inquire what flat-fee packages works for you and the pricing. This is our most popular legal service. We provide upbeat service with a personal touch to make this a reasonably-priced and friendly option for the clients who are experiencing modest to moderate divorce conflict.
Divorce can be messy with scary financial situations, tough emotions, and hard choices to make, especially around parenting. Divorce is a time when couple's fighting peaks. The Collaborative Divorce method was developed in Minnesota and has spread to an international practice. Stefani Quane was the first collaboratively trained lawyer in Washington and trained the first wave of collaborative processionals. The collaborative approach in a team approach where you agree upfront not to go to court and you will share experts like parenting coach, parenting case manager, or a certified divorce financial planner. You work through issues in a series of meetings. This method was designed to help moderately to severely conflicted families grow skills during the divorce, reach win/win outcomes and avoid getting quagmired in pricey court proceedings that cause trauma and stress. The Collaborative process can be more expensive but it's usually less costly, both in terms of money and emotional distress, than litigation. The process is useful at helping moderately to highly conflicted people divorce with greater awareness, compassion, and wisdom with less unproductive fighting. It's an excellent option in lieu of a full-court approach.
Our litigation approach is to be clever and out of the box when going to court so that you have the opportunity to catch the judges attention and win the court order you want. We always encourage our client to take reasonable positions with the court to avoid the commissioner or judge making a snap decision you are the bad actor. Court is always a wild-card decision and this is why we advocate for no-court solutions in lieu of court. But if you must go to court, we take the position that you are there is be victorious and put forth a compelling narrative supported by good evidence to show why you deserve to prevail. Ms. Quane is excellent at speaking on her feet in court. She's had courtroom education, training and experience for 33 years, plus years of professional and school theatre roles before that. She has completed the Toastmasters series and spent several years as an associate member of the Washington Speakers Association.
Stefani Quane serves as mediator between couples. She loves rolling up her sleeves and helping couple find agreements that resolve the issues. She provides a choice between a shuttle settlement conference style in two rooms, and transformative mediation style in one room. She practices a dual loyalty approach so each party feels heard and understood. She's exceptionally gifted at translating what one person is saying into language the other person can grasp. She is also good at driving parties to a final settlement so that when the mediation is over the parties feel complete. She also represents one side at a mediation as well. Ms. Quane and you will discuss the deeper issues at play while the mediator is out of the room and she will help you mature as a person so you are making choices from your highest and best self.
Sometimes you need a cheerleader, advisor, mentor and coach to help you be your best during this stressful transition of divorce or legal separation. Ms. Quane serves as a divorce coach in cases where the client is represented by another law firm or doing the legal work themselves. Some clients add a coaching package with Ms. Quane or her trained associates onto the basic flat-fee legal divorce package.
Sometimes the best way to move a family forward during the divorce process is to have a deep intervention where the lawyer talks to everyone and comes up with a solid plan that fits everyone's needs. This is a type of parenting case management. Sometimes an all-family meeting is held to get the parties onto the same page. This type of parenting case management is the forward edge of family law practice. You will be hearing more about this type of service as the years go by. Sometimes you need a referee on the case and Ms. Quane and her team does a great job with this service. Two facilitators are recommended for high conflict situations.
The modification process can be almost as tiresome and pricey as the original divorce. We like to start the process with a great opening settlement letter to see if we can drive a settlement without having to do this multi-step legal process. Sometimes the cost of modifying isn't worth the legal fees. We will be honest with you about the cost-benefit analysis of filing such a claim. We are clever in our approach to gathering evidence and think we have some good methods that help you prove you deserve to move, to have more parenting time or to pay less or get more child support.
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