Michael Fancher

Seattle Collaborative Divorce Professionals
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, Washington 98107
United States
Office: 206-784-3049
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer

Our firm motto is 'Innovative Approaches - Reasonable Solutions'. For me that means helping families plan their futures peacefully and constructively. Divorce is a time of change. If we can work together as a team, we can make it a time of building up rather than tearing down.
I have been involved in Collaborative Law since 2003, including service on the Boards of King County Collaborative Law (President 2008-2010) and Collaborative Professionals of Washington.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law
License(s): Washington State Bar
Professional Activities: I was honored to be the 2008-2010 President of the Board of Directors of King County Collaborative Law, to be on the Board of Collaborative Professionals of Washington, and to be a member of the IACP Online Public Education Committee. ~ ~Other activities have included: ~- volunteering at our local family law legal clinic ~- mentoring new family law attorneys through our local Bar Association ~- past chair of the Lawyer Referral and the Neighborhood Legal Clinic committees of the King County Bar Association ~- speaker at numerous public forums on family law as well as continuing legal education seminars for attorneys
Comments: Over the years I have always looked for better ways to help clients with family law problems, including helping pioneer the offering of 'unbundled legal services' in our area. I see my job as a lawyer as helping people find solutions to their problems. For me, Collaborative Law is a way to help people end their marriage in a reasonable and adult way that will allow them to look back on their divorce as a time of positive growth rather than the most horrible experience in their lives.