Christine Mayoue has practiced family law exclusively for nearly 18 years and provides legal services at the level you need and are most comfortable with, whether you want to represent yourself on a "pay as you go" system or need full representation. Christine has helped countless clients with everything from a one-time consultation or court appearance, to document review and preparation, to mediation preparation and attendance, to helping with and/or handling the entire legal case including taking the case to trial, and everything in between. Christine has helped clients get divorced or separated, adjust or modify child support, modify parenting plans, relocate with children, address post-divorce issues, enforce divorce decrees, obtain protection orders, resolve cohabitation problems, and mediate all kinds of family law cases. Christine works hard to get cases settled even when the parties can't communicate or get along very well.
You will want to bring any legal documents you have been served with, have filed, want to file, or have been discussing with the other party. If there are existing court orders, you will need to bring those if you have them. Feel free to bring a list of questions. Do not feel intimidated or scared to ask questions. For many people, this is their first court involvement. Others may have some idea of the process. All questions are welcome and important. The issue of attorney's fees will be fully discussed at your first appointment so that you understand all options.
Mayoue Family Law is an inclusive law firm. To us this means that people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and cultures are happily welcome.
Christine regularly practices family law in King and Snohomish Counties and takes cases involving divorce, mediation, parenting plans, child support, living together problems and/or unmarried parent issues, domestic violence protection orders, anti-harassment orders including those involving neighbors, etc. Whether self-represented or fully represented by Christine, clients can expect her guidance and help through the emotional difficulty of separation, divorce, and matters involving family. Christine is a strong child advocate.
A 2002 Seattle University School of Law graduate, Christine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1998.
I am thrilled to have my own practice; to be able to continue to provide A#1 quality work for all clients. I have been practicing family law exclusively since I graduated law school. I am known by my clients for compassion and understanding while at the same time telling them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. I love to work with all clients, whether they want assistance on a "pay as you go" system or whether they need full representation. I am ready to start working toward settlement from day one, but if that is not possible, then I am ready to go to court. At the end of the day, as an attorney, there is nothing better than helping a client become the author of his/her own life.
J.D., Seattle University School of Law
B.A., University of Washington
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Snohomish County Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers
Community Legal Involvement:
King County Volunteer Settlement Mediation (2017-current)
King County Family Helpline (2018-current)
Co-Chair, annual Family Law CASA Breakfast (2013, 2014)
Speaker, WSBA CLE: Dissolution from A-Z (2010, 2013)
Co-Chair, WSBA CLE: Community Property, the New Challenges in Today's Economy (2009)
Guest panelist, Weekday, KUOW Radio (2006)
KCBA Neighborhood Legal Clinic (1999-2013)
Once appeared in "The Red Chair" on The Graham Norton Show. Guests were Justin Bieber and Jack Black!