J. Mark Weiss

J. Mark Weiss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

Law Office of J. Mark Weiss PS
 | 100 W. Harrison Street, South Tower, Suite 470
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-622-6707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Dutch
Attorney Profile

Most people agree: court is the least preferred place for divorce. Divorce is hard enough without a court battle, and the outcome can have a lasting effect on your finances, children, and relationships. Mark helps his clients reach agreements so they do not need to go to court.

Mark works as a Collaborative Lawyer in the Collaborative Divorce process. He also works as a neutral mediator in the mediation process. In either process, Mark focuses on helping you reach an acceptable agreement that is based on your priorities and goals, the available options, and your own choices. Not only are such agreements usually more satisfactory than the outcomes from court divorce, but they tend to increase the ability to co-parent effectively and to reduce future conflict.

Unlike a court battle, Collaborative Divorce and mediation is private and confidential. The resulting settlement agreements normally address all aspects of divorce, including property division, parenting plans (custody and visitation), spousal maintenance (alimony), and child support. In mediation or Collaborative Divorce, the court's role is limited to signing off on your agreements.

Mark has practiced law since 1987 and is experienced in both family law and collaborative law. He was 2005 Attorney of the Year of the WSBA Family Law Section, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

More information is on Mark's website, www.mark-weiss.com.

Certificates and Credentials

About Mark Weiss

Admitted: 1987, Washington

Professional Webpage: www.mark-weiss.com/markWeiss.asp

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of the 2005 "Ken Weber Attorney of the Year" award, Ken Weber Attorney of the Year award, WSBA Family Law Section, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2012-present. Treasurer, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2015-16.
  • Significant past and current professional activity, including service on committees and boards. See attorney website for detailed information.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Substantial number of scholarly writings and presentations. Collaborative Law trainer, independently and with Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group. See attorney's curriculum vitae on his website for an updated list.

Representative Clients:

  • Clients who are interested in making their own decisions by working towards out-of-court resolutions, founded on a good understanding of the options. Clients who are interested in creating effective future co-parenting arrangements that respect the similarities and differences in each household. Clients who have complex property and financial issues (businesses, real estate, etc.)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Former chairperson, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section; Former Secretary and Trustee, King County Bar Association; Former Board member, King County Collaborative Law; Member of the Board of Directors, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners

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Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Office Location for J. Mark Weiss

    100 W. Harrison Street
    South Tower, Suite 470
    Seattle, WA 98119

     

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