Seattle, Washington, Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

Why Should You Choose Our Firm? Our Accolades Say It All.

For experienced counsel, compassionate support and reasonable fees, contact Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., we work closely with our clients throughout the duration of their case. Our approach to Washington family law involves listening carefully to our clients and discussing their options thoroughly, so they have the knowledge to make informed decisions. Our lawyers are tough negotiators who are willing to go to trial when necessary.

Since 1977, Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., has been a family law partnership serving the Seattle area. We are proud of our commitment to excellence in family law and of our service to this community. If you choose our law firm, you will immediately notice that we treat clients as individuals, thoroughly work up our cases and skillfully handle negotiations and litigation.

The skill and experience of our attorneys set us apart. We are members of the elite American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, to which membership is by invitation only, and other professional associations and organizations focused on family law. Wolfgang Anderson has been designated a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics in Washington State 2006 to present and is named as one of Seattle's Top Lawyers of 2010 in Seattle Met Magazine. H. Michael Finesilver (f/k/a Fields) has been named a Super Lawyer for 2008 to present, and is also a professional mediator and arbitrator.

Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., is also endorsed by other lawyers. We have been AV rated* for 30 years and received a special award as a result of that rating history. In addition, clients and attorneys have given us a top rating on the website Avvo, and Seattle Met magazine has named us in the category top local lawyers.

*AV is the highest rating in the field of legal ability and ethical standards.

Our Comprehensive Family Law Practice

Divorce is never an easy decision; however, sometimes it is the only answer. We help people with high-asset divorce property divisions, separate and community property issues and divorces for professional practices. In addition, we can argue for the maintenance (alimony) award you deserve. To prevent lengthy divorce litigation, we can draft prenuptial agreements.

We also assist people with alternatives to divorce such as declaring a marriage invalid and legal separation. We provide mediation and arbitration services. Our attorneys also understand that reconciliation and counseling may work for couples who hope to save their marriage.

Of course, many family law cases also involve children, whether you are seeking custody, modifying child support or establishing paternity. We assist married couples, same-sex couples and stepparents and grandparents with adoption and can assist in third party custody cases.

For the best family law representation as well as appeals, call a Seattle family law lawyer at 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 or contact us online. You will see why Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., is a distinguished firm recognized for our superior service and results.

Our Family Law Philosophy

We understand that a divorce may be one of the most challenging times of your life. We believe that reaching a settlement in a divorce case is usually in everyone's best interest if what you receive is at least equal to or better than what a normal trial might produce. However, whether your case settles or proceeds to trial, we will help you define your needs and interests and advocate to achieve them.

Our attorneys believe that everyone deserves high-quality legal representation. Considering our skill, legal experience, acumen and reputation, we are likely the most reasonably-priced family law firm in the Seattle area with fees of just $300 per hour. We offer a one hour consult for your first visit of $100.

We know family law and will be able to help you. For an appointment, call 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 or contact us online.

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.