Seattle Family Law Attorney

At Kenneth F. Bromet, Attorney at Law, I represent individuals in the full spectrum of family law matters. I have worked in other areas of law, but I settled on a practice that focuses on family and juvenile law because I enjoy helping people navigate rough stretches of their life and come out on the other side re-energized and ready for a new beginning.

I began practicing law in 1977. Over the course of my career, I have worked as a general practitioner, focused on real estate law, worked in bankruptcy and tackled a variety of business law matters. I also have extensive experience in estate planning, an area of law in which I continue to practice. This broad experience provides significant benefit to my family law clients since many of these areas intersect with family law issues.

Stellar Service Starts With Clear Communication

The last thing you need while working through a divorce or other family law matter is a surprise. That's why I emphasize candid dialog from the start. I take the time to learn the unique aspects of your situation and understand your objectives. I fully explain your options at every step of the process, as well as the short- and long-term ramifications of each decision.

You undoubtedly will have a number of questions as you move through the process. I make myself readily available to every client and take great care to respond to messages within 24 hours and most often much sooner.

I represent clients in the full range of family law matters. This includes:

  • Divorce — Legally known as dissolution of a marriage, a divorce formally begins when one spouse serves a summons and petition to the other spouse, although the divorce process typically begins long before that.
  • Child custody/parenting time — "What will happen with the children?" is often the most important question that couples want answered. I will protect your rights and work toward a parenting plan that meets your objectives, as well as being in the best interests of your children.
  • Child support — Financial strain is one of the biggest concerns surrounding divorce or the end of a nonmarital relationship. Here, too, I will protect your rights, whether you expect to receive support or be ordered to pay it.
  • Paternity — Establishing fatherhood is essential to obtain proper financial support as well as ensure that your parental rights are recognized. It also legally qualifies a child from a nonmarital relationship to receive health care benefits under a father's plan or, in the event of a father's death, Social Security benefits or compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Modifications — Changing circumstances may require legal changes to an existing court order regarding parenting time, child support or spousal maintenance. We help clients petition for a modification or prevent one.
  • Relocation — A new job, marriage or other life change may require one parent to move to another city or state. We help clients petition for permission to relocate with a child or prevent a relocation.
  • Spousal maintenance — Washington courts may order temporary spousal maintenance or long-term support following divorce — or none at all. We protect your rights and put you in a sound financial position.
  • Grandparents' rights — Conventional wisdom is that Washington laws make it extremely difficult for grandparents to win court-ordered visitation or custody rights from uncooperative parents. I have had success in this area, however, when the facts of the case supported a well-organized argument.

Work With An Experienced Seattle Family Law Lawyer

I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your situation and answer your questions during a free initial consultation. Contact me to schedule an appointment. I'm conveniently located in the Eastlake neighborhood overlooking Lake Union.