If you are currently facing a complex family dispute, it would be beneficial to consult a Family Law Attorney in Seattle. The knowledge and professionalism you require in an attorney can be found at Smythe & Jones, PLLC. Our law firm, led by prominent attorneys Marianne K. Jones, Stacey L. Smythe and Jordan Enright, has decades of experience representing individuals in the Seattle area in family law legal matters.

Our family law attorney at Smythe & Jones, PLLC. is versed in all areas of family law. We are able to offer these services by remaining up-to-date on the latest laws and developments regarding family law in Washington State. This, coupled with the expertise of our legal team, ensures that you receive the best possible outcome in a family disagreement.

To learn more about how our family law attorney can assist you, call Smythe & Jones, PLLC. at (425) 436-5777 for a free telephone consultation. We look forward to discussing your family law situation.

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

In Washington, the terms divorce and dissolution of marriage are synonymous. The distinction between the terms is the Washington State Legislature’s choice to use “dissolution of marriage” as the legal term for divorce. In order to obtain a divorce decree in Washington, you are required to meet the following conditions:

  • You must be legally married or have achieved common-law marriage status in a state that recognizes common-law marriage. Washington does not recognize common-law marriage.
  • Either you or your spouse must be a Washington resident and plan to remain living in Washington. If you or your spouse is a member of the military, and will be stationed in Washington for a minimum of 90 days after the Petition for Dissolution is filed and served, the residency requirement is satisfied.
  • At least one spouse believes the marriage is irretrievably broken.
  • As the party filing for divorce, you must properly serve a Summons and Petition for Dissolution upon your spouse.
  • Subsequent to filing and serving the Petition for Dissolution, at least 90 days must pass.

At Smythe & Jones, PLLC, our attorneys represent your interest in divorce and all family law matters. Our attorneys, along with the assistance of our skilled staff, will work with you in preparing all necessary documents and presenting your needs to the court in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Through decades of practicing family law, Marianne K. Jones, Stacey L. Smythe and Jordan Enright has provided legal advice and assistance to hundreds of people in divorce proceedings.

If you are facing dissolution of your marriage and need a Seattle divorce attorney, please contact Smythe & Jones, PLLC at (425) 436-5777 to discuss your divorce or marriage dissolution.


Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is known by many names:

  • Spouse abuse
  • Partner abuse
  • Battering
  • Domestic abuse

Domestic violence occurs when an individual uses force to inflict physical injury or the threat of force, with a person they have or had a relationship with. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, partners, parents and children, grandparents and children and between siblings. Domestic abuse is color blind and does not discriminate based on age or gender – victims can be any race, age or gender. In Washington State, people do not have to be related to be involved in domestic abuse crimes.

If You are Accused of Domestic Violence

If you have been accused of domestic violence or actually charged with a domestic violence crime, the allegation is serious. The experienced domestic violence attorneys at Smythe & Jones, PLLC can help you defend yourself from these serious charges.

If You are a Victim of Domestic Abuse

If you or a child you know is a victim of domestic violence the lawyers at Smythe & Jones, PLLC can help. Our experienced attorneys can help you get domestic violence protection orders and advise you throughout the process.

If you are in danger, seek help from a domestic violence shelter or call the police.

Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society. Being a victim is terrifying, but not something to be ashamed of. Contact us for help by calling (425) 436-5777.