Roughly half of marriages in the United States end in divorce. And, for many people, the breakup of a marriage is one of the most difficult times of their life. As with any major life event, it is best to be prepared.
If you are facing the decision to divorce or if you are already in the throes of a divorce, the expertise of divorce attorney Juliet Laycoe will guide you through the process.
Juliet Laycoe is the principal attorney at Juliet Laycoe PC, a Vancouver, Washington, law firm. She dedicates much of her practice to helping people through one of the most life-altering and traumatic events—divorce. Her twenty years of experience include representation of clients in complex divorce litigation, as well as in high-conflict custody disputes. Ms. Laycoe also is trained as a collaborative practitioner and mediator. She enjoys working with clients to resolve disputes outside of court through settlement, negotiation, mediation, or collaborative law.
Sherri came to see me for an initial divorce consultation. Her mother accompanied her to the appointment and paid the fee. After sharing some introductory remarks and asking how I could help her, Sherri said that she wanted to get a divorce. She wanted to file the paperwork as soon as possible. I had noticed on the intake form that Sherri had been married less than one year, so I asked her what was going on, what caused her to be sitting in front of me that day. Sherri explained that she and her husband constantly argued. The arguments were explosive but not violent. They had not yet opened a joint bank account, and all their monthly bills were being paid out of Sherri’s account.