The BIG 5: The most common FAQs on separation and divorce
After more than 25 years of practicing family law in Washington State, these five questions come up in my practice time and time again. The better informed you are as you plan your separation or divorce, the smoother and less costly your transition can be—both financially and in terms of your emotional well-being.
Published on March 7, 2019.
How to Divorce: The value of your initial consultation
The importance of obtaining an initial consultation with a trusted mediator or lawyer can never be overstated. Initial consultations can be held at any time during your thought process, from early stages of contemplating whether a separation may be in your future, to after the decision has been made and separation is imminent. This is when fact-vs-fiction is clarified and is especially helpful because well-meaning friends and family, along with the Internet, can fill your head with all sorts of contradicting information during such a vulnerable time.
Published on February 21, 2019.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #5 Fortitude
In this final installment of a 5-part series on devising your healthy future following divorce, fortitude is an essential trait because it includes calm courage, determination, or put more plainly, grit, pluck, and spunk.
Published on October 12, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #4 Foresee
In this next installment of a 5-part series on devising your healthy future following divorce, take part in the Vision Board Exercise…because this helps you to see it as being possible.
Published on Sepember 18, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #3 Forego
In this third of a 5-part series, Attorney Felicia Soleil asks you to do the math and decide what you can forego to move on after divorce.
Published on August 24, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #2 Forget
In this 2nd installment of a 5-part series, Gig Harbor Attorney Felicia Soleil explains that forgive-and-forget go hand-in-hand following divorce.
Published on August 8, 2018.
Felicia Soleil's 5 Philosophies For Moving on After Divorce: #1 Forgive
So much has been written about forgiving others. The truth is, as social beings, we are not always capable of fully forgiving someone for their indiscretions. Throughout my many years of advising divorcing couples, a fundamental peace is found in forgiving yourself for whatever you are hanging onto from your past that is preventing you from a wholehearted and soulful future.
Published on July 25, 2018.
Reducing and Resolving Conflict Also Reduces Divorce Costs
My mantra is conflict costs money. Disagreements around key issues, like money and parenting, are normal. It’s how you handle those disagreement that matters. The more you focus on moving on, rather than simply moving out, the less you will spend in real dollars to get divorced.
Published on June 1, 2018.
Reducing and Resolving Conflict in Divorce
When seeking separation or divorce, your choice of a legal professional can make the difference between not being able to sleep at night and finding peace of mind. When you choose wisely, with your long-term well-being in mind, you can focus on moving on not just moving out.
Published on May 17, 2018.
How To Choose A Divorce Lawyer
"I hope you don't mind, but I am interviewing two other lawyers before I decide how to proceed." "Mind?" I replied. "I applaud you!" I want a client who is well-informed and...
Published on May 4, 2014.