Kim LancasterKim Lancaster, Legal Technician, helps people who need to divorce or address family law issues.  If you want to divorce peacefully, but lack sufficient funds (or the desire) to hire an attorney, consider using my services.  I draft legal documents for my clients to end marriage and provide for children.  I help my clients make decisions about their divorces.  I help clients know what to do at court.  I help clients remain respectful toward their marital partners and negotiate intelligently.  I help my clients turn divorce into an exercise in meaningful adult change.  I build an important relationship with each of my clients, because you and your circumstance matter to me.  I understand.  I have been divorced.  I have worked in divorce for more than twenty years in the Seattle area.  I can help you.

The good news is that I charge less than one-half what most attorneys charge.  The less-good news is that my license does not permit me to do some things.  I am not a lawyer.  I cannot represent you before a court.  I cannot negotiate with your spouse or your spouse’s attorney or legal technician.  I cannot draft legal documents other than those created for family law practice and approved by my professional oversight committee.  I cannot advise you about dividing your real property, some retirement assets, businesses, and certain other matters.  To proceed where these matters must be addressed, you will need to hire an attorney to give me instructions.  That usually does not cost too much.

I decline to assist people who wish to disparage their marital partners or use courtrooms to resolve family issues.  I will mediate for appropriate parties.  I will act as legal technician for a person who wants to behave peaceably, and believes his or her partner shares that conviction.  If your divorce proceeds by litigation (having courts decide issues), I will withdraw and refer you to an attorney or another legal technician as appropriate.

Kim’s Legal Technician Fees
I charge $150.00 an hour for legal technician work and $75.00 an hour for any clerical work I perform.  I bill in one-tenth (0.10) hour increments, with a one-tenth (0.10) hour minimum per event.  Costs are billed without markup.  Copies are $0.20 per copy.  I invoice monthly. Before I can perform any legal services for a fee, my client and I  must sign a Contract for Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) services.