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Divorce and family law disputes can cause the people involved to lash out emotionally, financially and other ways. The more conflict, the more money your attorney will make. Fortunes have been spent engaging in a pitch battle when when a workable solution could be worked out.

In any case involving matrimonial law, there are many decisions and issues to discuss. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process, not fan the flames out of self interest and help everyone involved become ready to move on in their life.

Contact Robert C. Kaufman today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Divorce
  • High-asset divorce
  • Same-sex divorce
  • Asset division
  • Spousal maintenance/alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Modifications
  • Relocation
  • Enforcement
  • Business valuation and division
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Paternity

In many family law cases mediation is a useful technique and more flexible and cost effective than going to court.

Call Attorney Robert Kaufman today at 425-209-0981 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert C. Kaufman

Jurisdictions:

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • Washington, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978

Education:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1978
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 1975

Memberships:

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Member, King County Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association, 1978 - Present

Achievements:

  • "Random Acts of Professionalism" Award, Washington State Bar Association
     

Cases


In re Marriage of Howd,P.3d, 2011 WL 4436208, Wash.App. Div. 1, September 26, 2011 (NO. 66054-3-I, 66894-3-I, 66251-1-I)
Practice Area: Child Custody
Date: Jan 01, 2011
Outcome: Achieved client's goal of preventing relocation
Description: Represented father opposed to his ex-wife's proposed relocation of their minor children. Successfully opposed relocation at trial court level and successfully defended appeal in Court of Appeals.

In re Marriage of Mongauzy, P.3d, 161 Wash.App. 1032, 2011 WL 1744444, Wash.App. Div. 1, May 09, 2011 (NO. 64499-8-I)
Practice Area: Appeals
Date: Jan 01, 2011
Outcome: Successfully defended appeal by client's ex-husband of trial court's Decree of Dissolution and Parenting Plan

In re Marriage of Daubert and Johnson, 124 Wash.App. 483, 99 P.3d 401, Wash.App. Div. 1, October 25, 2004 (NO. 52237-0-I)
Practice Area: Child Support
Date: Jan 01, 2004
Outcome: Successful appeal of trial court erroneous calculation of support
Description: Successful challenge to trial court's use of "extrapolation" to calculate child support.  Leading case that led to the court formally abolishing extrapolation as a method of calculating child support.

In re Marriage of Sheffer,  60 Wash.App. 51, 802 P2d 817
Practice Area: Divorce/Spousal Maintenance
Date: December 31, 1990
Outcome: Successful appeal of trial court’s  denial of long term spousal maintenance in a long term marriage.
Description: This case established precedent and is one of the most frequently cited cases for the award of long term spousal maintenance and one of the first cases to establish the principle that the standard of living of the parties during marriage and the parties' post-dissolution economic condition are paramount concerns when considering maintenance and property awards in dissolution actions.

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