Sabrina Layman Achieves Recertification in Family Law with the NBTA

We’re proud to announce that Sabrina Layman has successfully achieved recertification as a family trial law advocate, as bestowed by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective…

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Ken Brewe recognized as Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer Top 100 for 2018

Brewe Layman is proud to announce that Ken Brewe has been named as Super Lawyer™ in the practice area of Family Law for the 18th consecutive year. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase process including peer nomination and evaluations, combined with independent research. Candidates are evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and…

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“I just decided to get divorced…now what?”: The top 10 questions family and divorce lawyers are asked

The road to divorce is different for everyone. However you arrived at this juncture, it’s normal to feel unsettled. Chances are these feelings of uncertainty are what brought you here. Rebecca Torgerson, experienced Family Law Attorney with Brewe Layman, understands what you’re going through. In this Q&A, she addresses the top 10 concerns that clients…

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Robert Miller recognized by AAML and DRC

We are proud to share that Robert Miller of our Everett office has recently received two significant forms of recognition. Robert has proven his ability to handle complex matters relating to the matrimonial field, including custody and support of children, property division and spousal support. To recognize his competency and substantial experience in the field,…

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Our Mt. Vernon team has a new home!

It’s official, our Mt. Vernon office has moved to a new space. Moving was a lot of work, but we are pleased to say it went smoothly and we love our new space. It’s great being so close to the river and we are looking forward to meeting our new neighbors! You can now find…

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Ken Brewe earns Best Lawyers of 2018 accolade

Ken Brewe was first recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©  in 2012 for his work in family law in Everett, Washington. He has been nominated annually every year since and recently earned his 5th peer nomination for 2017-2018. Ken received the highest overall peer feedback for family law practitioners in Washington and remains in…

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Is child relocation a “slam dunk” for primary residential parents?

Washington’s statute on relocation of a child heavily favors permitting the child’s relocation with the primary residential parent. Many clients ask if it is even worth objecting to the relocation. The answer, unfortunately, is “it depends.” An important distinction to remember, however, is the court cannot prevent a parent from relocating. The court can only…

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Substance Abuse in the Context of Family Law

Increasingly as family law practitioners we are faced with couples and families caught in the grip of crippling addictions. It can start simply: A dependence upon pain medication, prescribed in response to an injury, which blooms into an addict engaging in drug-seeking behavior. Or a drink at the end of a hectic day to “take…

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