Alexandra (Xana) Moore-Wulsin

Seattle Collaborative Divorce Professionals
520 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States
Office: 206-682-6826
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer, Mediator

Navigating clients through a respectful and informed transition

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law and Mediation
License(s): Washington State Bar Association U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Professional Activities: Prior Board member and President of King County Collaborative Law (KCCL); Currently Co-Chair of KCCL's Membership Committee; Participant in Seattle Collaborative Family Law POD
Education:
Undergraduate:
B.A. Hampshire College 1980

Post-graduate:
J.D. Lewis & Clark Law School 1987
Cornelius Honor Society
Chair Student Representatives
Law Review
Comments: Changes in relationships are stressful as the relationship ends, but the change need not create the chronic and permanent stress that longitudinal studies demonstrate causes emotional harm and social, behavioral, and academic risks for minor children. I am committed to a practice where legal trauma is not inflicted on top of personal trauma. Regardless of the change in your family, be it marriage, adoption, guardianship, or any other change which alters the legal rights between family members, I assist individuals to make these transitions while maintaining the focus on a positive future, and I do so while emphasizing and actively working to reduce harmful conflict. As an attorney in practice since 1987, I have the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to help clients to guide clients whose families are undergoing a change in their relationship status, whether it is marriage, adoption, or divorce. I work with my clients to identify the long-term goals and objectives. These become their beacons as they navigate these relationship changes. I find doing so preserves dignity in relationships in transition, decreases damaging conflict, and models respect to other family members also experiencing the change. I assist clients in reaching an enduring settlement, one to which my client can say, "Yes." Having litigated since 1987 and collaborated since 2008, I have a keen insight into the pros and cons of the myriad of dispute resolution models and help my clients chose the one, be it collaboration, mediation, or litigation, best suited for that client's unique circumstances. Civility is a core tenet in my practice. I have worked with couples with and without children, and I have worked with the family business owner, the salaried employee, the employee with stock award benefits, the professional, the stay-at-home parent, the self-employed individual and more. Let's talk about the unique circumstances of your life's change.