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Mothers' Rights & Professional Women Exclusively Focused on Family Law

Defending Mothers' Rights in Washington State

Professional women and divorce is a growing issue due to the dramatic change in the workforce over the last 30 years. More women now pursue executive and high-level careers, often turning to marriage and motherhood later in life. Women also now earn more than they used to and this has resulted in a shifting dynamic about who the traditional breadwinner is and who has more power in a relationship.

These tensions and other issues have led to an increase in professional women and divorce actions going hand in hand. At O'Brian & Associates, we are keenly aware of the special considerations that must be made when helping these types of clients.

If you are in this class of professional women and divorce is something you are considering or need advice about, we encourage you to give us a call today to address your concerns. Our attorneys serve clients on the Eastside and in Greater Seattle.

Resolving Property Division Issues

We routinely help professional women in all types of industries in Washington, including Microsoft and other large companies, in order to evaluate their options and take legal steps to protect the following types of complex assets during a divorce action:

  • Asset protection and division
  • 401(k), pension and other retirement benefit valuations
  • Stock options and stock award valuations

We understand how important it is to protect what you have worked toward and not let your spouse or a court penalize you for pursuing your career. Our lawyers can help you negotiate a creative custody arrangement that takes into account your work schedule, and we know how to be strategic when it comes to the issue of support.

We also work with mothers who gave up a promising career to raise their children. Our attorneys know how to take this into account when negotiating for your future and your needs. We believe in thinking outside the box to arrive at agreements that take into account your short- and long-term goals.

We also will aggressively represent you in and out of court, no matter which avenue we choose to use in arriving at a fair and equitable settlement agreement, whether that's through mediation or traditional negotiation techniques.

Making Good Decisions

Contact us today and let us be a trusted resource in protecting your assets and your future. Call (425) 276-7677 or complete our email form.

For additional valuable information about professional women confronting divorce, please see:

  • Divorce Among Professional Women by Karen Pinkert-Lieb. The article is also set forth at www.sdflaw.com (Schiller DuCanto & Flect LLP, a Chicago family law firm).
  • Women M.B.A.s More Likely To Divorce Than Men http://online.wsj.com (Wall Street Journal)
  • Study: Women Who Make More, Divorce More by Megan Gibson

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