With the stressful uncertainty of the legal process of family law ahead of you, finding an attorney whose personality and philosophy matches yours is the key to a successful outcome for your case. To help you reach a decision, let me tell you a little more about myself, our legal team, and our approach to client service.
Facing divorce issues such as property division and child custody is extremely stressful. All of us here at DuBois Cary understand that, and our firm takes pride in being approachable, easy to reach and responsive to our clients. The attorneys at DuBois Cary are committed to developing supportive relationships with our clients and helping them deal with the emotional difficulties of any family law case. As a trial lawyer with more than twenty years of experience, I will, however, be aggressive in the courtroom when necessary.
Dispute Resolution Options
We always recommend that clients attempt to settle their family differences amicably. Mediation is a very viable solution that works well for most families. If that is your choice, we will help you move through your divorce with as little disruption to yourself, your spouse, and your children as possible. Another option is collaborative law, a dispute resolution process in which divorcing spouses sign a commitment to avoid litigation. With their lawyers and other professional team members, they work together to reach well-thought-out solutions to their family law disputes. The collaborative law model can be extremely effective, but it is not for all divorcing spouses. We can help you assess the best approach to meeting your goals as you go through your divorce.
When choosing a family law attorney, you should know that not all lawyers are comfortable going to court, or are even willing to do so. I do not shy away from high conflict situations. As a trial lawyer, I practiced complex litigation for about ten years before changing to family law. Why the change? I prefer working with people, not insurance companies. With years of solid courtroom experience behind me, I will take your case to trial if necessary. I have success litigating cases against very aggressive attorneys and will do so for you if that is where you find yourself.
Cost-Effective Legal Solutions
Staying within your budget is important. We do our best to use your resources wisely by relying on an amazing professional paralegal staff to gather preliminary documents and do routine research under our supervision. Electronic communication streamlines the process, allowing our face-to-face meetings to be personal, productive and pro-active.
We invite you to look around our site and see if the chemistry is right.
Contact Our Family Law Firm Today
If you have further questions or want to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us today. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue-Redmond and can meet with you in one or both of those locations as needed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the solutions you seek.
Seattle Family Law Attorney
Note: These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
The best legal team ever. They love their clients too. Thank you Dubois Cary Law Group for all your support and guidance. Monica Cary and [team] are outstanding human beings and attorneys. The law firm has the friendliest and most efficient staff who genuinely care and offer world class assistance. Thank you Jason and Eldina for always taking the time for us. ~Suzy H.
[My divorce attorney at DuBois Cary Law] and and [paralegal], Jason, worked diligently for over 18 months providing guidance and support through one of the most difficult times in my life. Throughout the entire process, they always had my children’s best interest at heart. Even when I was emotional, confused, and afraid, they were patient, calm, and compassionate. I could not have gotten better representation and would recommend them to anyone. ~Alyson M.
The Dubois Cary Law group was very supportive. Corey the Paralegal was incredible! For the complexity of my divorce they kept my interests at heart! Great supportive team! ~J. Leathers
I just went through a divorce of a long time marriage. A friend recommended that I call the DuBois Cary Law Group. Monica Cary started the process and Lucia Levias took me through the rest of the process. It was very stressful but everybody at the DuBois Cary Law Group were amazing. I would highly recommend the DuBois Cary Law Group if you need to go through the divorce process ~Bill B.
[DuBois Cary Law Group] is second to none. My wife and I had to deal very unexpectedly with what amounted to completely unfounded and untrue allegations of possible child abuse. The doctor’s exam only revealed healed mosquito bites.
The real abuse was from the invasion of privacy that subsequently occurred as the CPS rep conducted a series of questioning that greatly upset our kids. It was amazing to us to see just how easy it is to totally disrupt a family by just picking up the phone.
The pain and anguish our family was put through needed a firm and legal response. That’s where attorney[s] [at DuBois Cary Law Group] came in. [They] met our kids and got to know our family. [Their] knowledge of child therapy/emotional issues is amazing. [They] also completely understand the law and psychology schools operate under. I can not express how glad we were to have [the team at DuBois Cary] in our corner. We recommend [them] 100% whole heartedly! Thank you [DCLG Team]. ~DCLG Client on Avvo
I used them for my dissolution and they were very professional and got everything in order with no problems! They were also very communicative and I appreciated their effort! ~Alexander Y.
One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing Amanda DuBois and Monica Cary to represent me in my divorce. Legally, they’re the tops. They are absolutely knowledgeable in all the relevant law. They are so thoroughly experienced with every person and every process I encountered during my divorce that their advice was unfailingly sound.
Their expertise brought me invaluable peace at a time of maximum stress, and, most important, led to the wonderful outcome in my difficult case. I came to them in a state of shock over my divorce. Somehow, they got me doing the things I needed to do to protect myself. They know when to smile, and when to pull out the Kleenex. They struck a perfect balance between respecting my wishes to collaborate in an amicable settlement, and, as needed, advocating fiercely for my interests. They will like crazy for you if circumstances require it, but they do everything possible to avoid unnecessary conflict. Such versatility is rare.
They were always available to me with sound advice at odd hours. Amanda, Monica, paralegal Corey Bondurant, and everyone in the office – from the front desk to the back office – are deeply compassionate, sensitive people who always do what they can to make the experience of divorce as bearable as possible. Their clients are people, not cases. Thank heaven that people like Amanda, Monica, and Corey were on this earth when I needed them most. ~Happy Client, Seattle
We couldn’t have managed without you and all of your support. Your team is number one in family law. ~Alexsandra, Seattle
An excellent attorney. [DuBois Cary Law] recently helped me through a tricky and lengthy divorce. It was a complex case. Not only was it interstate (WA and NY) involving assets both in the US and UK, but also involved grappling with the peculiarities of negotiating with an ex-spouse who worked for an international institution with its own legal requirements. [My attorney] was fantastic throughout – as was her paralegal. Her tenacity, skill and [personality] – made her the perfect choice to represent me. I would have no hesitation in recommending her. ~Missy on Avvo
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude for the outstanding support provided in regards to my dissolution. You have always quickly and efficiently demonstrated your knowledge in your field; as well as, your motivation to assist in any items necessary.
Your actions illustrate DuBois Law desires to assist the customer.Thank you for all your assistance. It has been a pleasure to work with you and by extend with Dubois Law. ~Alejandro, Seattle
The DuBois Cary Law Firm helped me during one of the worst and hardest transitions of my life. They were kind, compassionate and fought hard for me. They were very concerned with the needs of my children.
I would recommend the DuBois Cary Law Group team to anyone going through a family law issue. ~Douglas C. Seattle
I’m extremely glad I sought out DuBois Cary when I started my divorce. Facing an unusual case – dealing with a spouse in a different state, who worked for an international organization – [my attorney] was fantastic. Alongside her excellent paralegal, Jason Evans, she demonstrated tenacity, fairness and compassion. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her in the future. ~M. Douglas
I am very pleased with the Dubois Cary Law Group for taking my divorce over mid process and getting the job done. ~Tiffany M., Seattle
I had a nightmarish divorce case that went on for a year and ended up with a week-long(!) court trial. My ex-wife went with a big-shot downtown lawyer who promised her the sun, the moon, and the whole sky. I went with DuBois Cary. And, boy, was it a right choice! I knew right away that I did not want big-shot lawyers because to them you are just a stream of billable hours, they could care less about you, and I wanted somebody who cared about me and what I was going through. So I browsed the web sites of divorce attorneys, not seeing quite what I wanted, until I came across the web site of DuBois Cary. On some deep intuitive level I knew that this was it. I was not mistaken.
I got started with Monica but then she had to take a maternity leave and I worked with Amanda and Lucia. They were wonderful. Through 2 parenting evaluations that my ex-wife forced on me, through endless allegations that I had to fight, they stood by my side both professionally and personally. [What] they say about themselves “compassionate legal representation”, they mean it. They were my counsel, they were my support system. They encouraged me through my darkest hours.
We went to trial and I got everything I wanted in my parenting plan against all the odds. I could not have done it without them. My representation turned out to be much more thorough and professional than that of my ex-wife, and they were compassionate, too! I doubt that my ex-wife’s attorney was checking in on her at nights or on weekends just to see how she was holding up. Amanda and Lucia were.
It’s been almost 2 years since my divorce was finalized and we still keep in touch, they always want to know how my daughter and I are doing, what’s happening in our lives. How many attorneys do that? Top-notch professionals and caring people. I highly recommend them. ~Vladimir P., Seattle
I am a 34yr old male and am extremely proud to say thanks to [my attorney] and Jason Evans of the DuBois Cary Law Group I have full parental rights and time w/ my 2yr old son. [She] is extremely professional, caring, and an excellent teacher in guiding me through this horrible legal process. Both [my attorney] and Jason made the process that much easier to deal with the stress involved.
Both of them were there for me the entire process, promptly answering emails, phone calls or even just needing someone to vent to. I feel like I owe [she] and Jason my life for the time they had invested into my family. I will be paying them for years to come but you cannot price on your child’s safety and knowing their in the best hands possible.
The family law process is stressful, horrible, emotionally straining – something i wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy, but having [a great attorney] and Jason’s guidance through it made it that much easier. Her strategic plan of attack, process of approaching issues and making sure everything is on time, extremely professional.
Also dealt with the financing dept Terry, again awesome person. Understanding what’s going on and spending her time to talk with me not only about finances but about how my son is doing throughout the process, very nice and understanding, caring person.
I can go on for hrs, bottom line if you’re looking for legal assistance dealing with family law issue definitely contact [DuBois Cary Law Group]. Out of all the lawyers I contacted in the beginning [my attorney] was the only person who seemed to actually care and not just wanted to take my money. [She] and Jason and whole DuBois Cary Law Group – thank you from me and my son. ~Bill S.
Professional, reliable and trustworthy with more experience than meets the eye. [The DuBois Cary Law Group] represented me through an unfortunate and unusual situation involving family law that spanned more than 8 months. It involved a petition for a protection order and a difficult divorce.
During that time, I worked with her regularly, each month, if each week. I was very impressed with her professionalism. She is ultra-reliable and her judgment proved to be very keen.
Besides planning and preparing for my case, there were several on-the-spot moments where she proved to think very quickly on her feet and offer what turned-out to be very sound advice. She is very good at what she does and responds quickly to clients’ needs.
I have no real critiques. It was hard to select a family law lawyer out of nowhere when I needed one. A friend recommended the DuBois Cary firm and [one of their attorneys], and paralegal, Jason Evans, were teamed with me. They represent an ideal legal team in my opinion.
Additionally, while the scores on this site suggest that [she] lacks a little in experience, her career before becoming an attorney was one where she saw a very different, but equally important, side family law. Her experience in this field is deeper than it appears and perhaps more well-rounded than that of most other family law attorneys. I really felt secure with her. ~Family Client on Avvo
My situation was difficult as I was dealing with some relatives who were attempting to take custody of my daughter from me based on false accusations, etc…while we were dealing with family issues. [My attorney] helped me to keep focused on what was important, while defending me and my rights as a parent in court. She was very knowledgeable of the law, well prepared, professional and respectful to all parties involved.
Jason, her paralegal spent many hours helping me to prepare my paperwork. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend [The DuBois Cary Law Group] to anyone needing a good family law lawyer. Because of their efforts I am able to see and be involved in my child’s life. Thank You! ~E. Huff Jr.