Lagniappe (aka Blog)


Prenups Are More Romantic Than You Think

Posted by Elise Buie | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maybe it's not as idyllic as picking out wedding décor, but a prenup is one of the best marriage related decisions you will ever have the opportunity to make.  A prenup is a financial document that allocates money between parties in the case of divorce. In no way does it signal an intention to di...

Does Donald Trump Impact Your Marriage?

Posted by Elise Buie | Mar 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Will our increasingly polarized political climate have a future impact on divorce? Following the election of Donald Trump, there were several viral news stories about women leaving their husbands over their political differences. Is this justifiable? Should there be a marriage vow clause for “in ...

How to Tell the Kids You are Getting a Divorce

Posted by Elise Buie | Jan 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are here, you are already doing something right. Putting your child's emotional needs at the forefront of this difficult process. The age of your child will play a large role in how best to bring the news to them. You need to expect that children, like many parents in divorce, may have a w...

Top Divorce Mistakes

Posted by Elise Buie | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As experienced family law attorneys here in Washington we have seen many different types of divorce. Unfortunately, without a background in divorce some people fall into a few patterns of mistakes. Keep an eye out for these divorce pit-falls. Lack of Knowledge: Big financial mistakes can happe...

Step Families - Our Family Story as seen through Ian's Eyes

Posted by Elise Buie | Oct 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The number of siblings I claim to have varies on any given day depending on what best fits my story. Sometimes it's three and sometimes it's five but I consider both to essentially be true. Until moving to Seattle at the beginning of high school, three was the only option. When my mom remarried I...

Is a Bulldog Right for You?

Posted by Elise Buie | Sep 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

In my practice I often hear that clients are looking for a “fighter”, for a “bulldog” lawyer, who will be aggressive and tough about standing up for your rights. I get it. Emotions run high in divorce and often a person's first reaction is to want to dig in deep or to get revenge in an interest o...

Managing Retirement and Divorce

Posted by Elise Buie | Sep 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

We appreciate that divorce can be complicated. Even where parties agree on all the issues it can be important to speak with a family law attorney regarding some of the more “hidden” aspects of divorce. Many clients have a firm grasp and understanding of their personal property; one person gets gr...

Stages of Grief - Divorce

Posted by Elise Buie | Jul 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stages of grief during a divorce  1.     Denial During this phase you desperately search for reasons why you should stay with your spouse. Now may be the time you suggest that you both should “work harder” to stay together. Despite the fact that your marriage is ending, and probably for good re...

Divorcing a Narcissist

Posted by Elise Buie | Jul 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Divorce is hard. Everyone knows that.  However, it is exponentially more difficult to divorce a narcissist. Despite the universally excepted truth that all divorces are difficult, many people fail to consider the significant role that personality plays in the process. When divorcing a narcissist...

Collaborative Law

Posted by Elise Buie | Jun 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is likely no surprise that divorce and separation cases are often highly stressful and litigious, not uncommonly depleting the finances of parents only to leave them emotionally drained and unsatisfied with the court-ordered results. Such high-conflict cases often only harm the children when t...

Can Divorce Make you a Better Mom? A Better Dad?

Posted by Elise Buie | Apr 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

The choice to divorce in a non-adversarial way can be faster, cheaper, easier, and demonstrate a sanity and family stability to the children.  Whether you call it collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, conscious uncoupling, or just amicable co-parenting - I like to call it "acting like grown...

Before you take the Divorce Plunge - Consider........

Posted by Elise Buie | Oct 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some things are true for everyone and in every situation; divorce is a life-altering decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you jump in the lake, spend some time pondering the following: Divorce does not change your ex's personality. (if only it were that easy!!!!) The same 'ole pro...

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At Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients from Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and the surrounding region, including all of King County and the cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Federal Way, Shoreline, Des Moines, Bainbridge Island, Vashon, Auburn, Renton and Puyallup. We love working with clients from Seattle's unique, eclectic neighborhoods: West Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Madrona, Queen Anne, Greenwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Windermere, Madison Park, Magnolia, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Broadmoor, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Yarrow Point and Mercer Island.

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