Meridian Family Law In the News

The attorneys at Meridian Family Law are frequently quoted in the press about their different approach to divorce, efficiently developing solid financial plans for clients, creating workable parenting plans for children, and offering tips for step-parenting success, among other divorce topics. In addition, the firm (formerly named Integrative Family Law) has authored many articles for various publications and appeared on television.

Krista Stipe and Jennifer Forquer Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Krista Stipe and Jennifer Forquer have been selected as 2022 Super Lawyers. This is a particularly impressive accomplishment as Super Lawyers is a peer-nominated award that recognizes the best attorneys in their field. Krista and Jennifer bring a wealth of knowledge and commitment to our firm. We are grateful they have been recognized for their achievements.

Brien Galbraith Named a Partner

Meridian Family Law is excited to announce that Brien Galbraith has been promoted to Partner. Brien is a tireless advocate and knowledgeable in a multitude of family law issues. He is a talented addition to our leadership team.

Meridian Family Law Welcomes Attorneys Laura M. Groves, Peyton Healy, and Melanie Avril Maxwell

We are thrilled to announce that Attorneys Laura M. Groves, Peyton Healy, and Melanie Avril Maxwell have joined Meridian Family Law.

  • Laura has 17 years of experience and serves as a Pro Tem Commissioner in Pierce County. She won the Pro Bono Public Service Award from the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Firm Pro Bono Award from the Pierce County Bar Association for her work in developing and running a Pro Bono Family Law Clinic. Laura is an impressive and effective attorney.
  • Peyton is a former prosecutor and is accustomed to thinking on her feet. She has a background in Criminal Justice and is especially interested in serving those affected by Domestic Violence.
  • Melanie brings her extensive legal experience to the firm, focusing on challenging areas such as guardianships. She is admitted to practice in both federal and state courts. She also served a King County Pro Tem Commissioner between 2010 and 2013.

We are excited to have Laura, Peyton, and Melanie as part of our outstanding legal team.

Meridian Family Law Welcomes Veronica Waters and Janice Dahl as Paralegals

We are pleased to announce that Veronica Waters and Janice Dahl have joined our firm as paralegals. They bring their years of experience and practical problem-solving skills to our already incredible staff.

Stories Quoting Meridian Family Law Attorneys

Protecting children’s relationship with their father
Divorced dads, domestic violence, and the systemic bias against men in King County family court. For years, dads’-rights groups have claimed that family court overwhelmingly favors women, particularly when it comes to custody. Meridian Family Law attorney Jennifer Forquer was quoted in this article. Read More: Protecting children’s relationship with their father.

Contributed Articles To Various Publications

Tips for Successful Mediations
by Sharon Friedrich and Krista Stipe, King County Bar Association Bulletin

In the Shadows: Dealing with Mental Health Issues
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Relocating with Children: A Moving Conundrum
by Lisa DuFour, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Presumed Fathers Compound Family Structure
by Lisa DuFour, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Who Pays For Supporting a College Bound Child?
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Family Law and the Rules of Professional Conduct
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Special Needs Children and Parenting Plans
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Fraudulent Transfers: You Can’t Even Give Your Stuff Away
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Family Affair – The Co-Parents Handbook
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Moving on When it is Over
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

What Happens When Mr./Mrs. Right Turns into Mr./Mrs. Wrong?
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

How to Prepare a Declaration for a Family Law Hearing: A Novel Idea
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Long Term Marriages and Divorce after 60 (or 80)
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

The True MVP of Family Law Litigation
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Favorite Parenting Plan Classes
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Why “You Should Do What I Tell You” Does Not Work
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Top Ten Things to Tell a Family Law Client
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

A Paws-itive Way to Heal Child Abuse
by Lisa DuFour and Sharon Friedrich, King County Bar Association Bulletin

Can You Give It All Away?  Examining Gifts and Property Transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
by Lisa DuFour, Washington State Bar News, November 2010, Volume 64, Number 11

Military Moms and Dads: How to Protect the Rights of Deployed Parents
by Lisa DuFour and Laura Carlsen, Pierce County Bar News, November 2010

Working with Limited English Customers
by Lisa DuFour, King County Bar Association Bulletin