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Karen E. A. Vache

Karen E. A. Vache

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Elder Law...
  • Washington
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T. L. Does Not Recommend May 26, 2020
Courteous and professional, but not caring empathetic or knowledgeable. Admittedly, my ex husband and I used Ms Vache's services over 10 years ago (2009). When looking for another lawyer, I came across her name. It brought back very distressing memories of my experience with her. My ex and I decided to go with a mediator instead of a full lawyer because we are both intelligent adults and wanted to be fair to each other. Our daughter was 6 at the time and she was the top priority for both of us. Karen was not able to assist us with dividing assets equitably due to her apparent lack of intelligence. Even my ex, who benefited greatly from her incompetence, agreed that she had no idea how to figure out the worksheets she'd given us to fill out. I felt used and betrayed by both my ex and Ms. Vache. We ended up with joint custody of our daughter (my husband didn't want to pay child support) even though I had been the primary caregiver since she was born. In order to protect my daughter, I didn't make waves and stupidly accepted the agreement THEY came up with. It turned out to NOT be the best thing for my daughter. The lack of trust and animosity this bred between myself and my ex has definitely impacted our daughter. After seeing a therapist last year, she is doing much better. I advise others NOT to use Ms Vache as a divorce mediator, especially if you have children. Find a lawyer you can trust that will respect YOUR needs. Using a mediator to save money is a huge mistake! I still kick myself for not listening to my gut and not hiring my own lawyer to represent me after our very first meeting with Vache. View More