Teresa Loustaunau Foster

Teresa Loustaunau Foster

Vancouver Divorce Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Washington
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Reviewed by Beth S. November 18, 2020
Trust Me, You Need Teresa Foster.
I am consultant in the legal field. I teach lawyers all across the country how to run their businesses and how to create an excellent client experience. When I needed to hire a divorce attorney I turned to Teresa Foster. Here is what you need to know: 1. You know that communication thing where attorneys never call you back? Teresa, her paralegal Chriss Elliott and attorney Faye Breitreed are the top 1% in communication gold standards! You are never left in the dark, and each of them are responsive and mindful of your stress. Yes, Teresa can talk fast.. there's a reason.. she knows you are going to get the bill at the end of the month and she is trying to pack in everything possible in the shortest amount of time to save you money. 2. Teresa and her team set the standards for ethical, smart and well reasoned representation. The judges know she isn't going to play shenanigans, not going to stretch the truth or take advantage. She is a straight shooter who always treats the opposition with respect. Her reputation is stellar. Whether you know it or not, this Does have an effect in court. 3. If you are looking for an attorney that will use your kids as a weapon against the ex, or try to manipulate the truth to just make a point, she is not the attorney for you. This is why she wins people. There is going to be a good guy and a bad guy standing in front of the judge. If you were both good guys, you'd work it out in mediation. Teresa is the good guy, so if want to screw the ex, find someone else. She wins, because she fiercely protects her client, and stands her ground, while being reasonably strategic and objective. 4. She's been doing this awhile, so when she tells you her advice, do it. You will be happier in the long run. 5. Remember to thank Chriss and her team, they are absolutely in your corner and they feel your pain. They make you look good in court and they never miss a beat. I've literally never seen a better paralegal in my work across the country with thousands of law firms. 6. Count yourself lucky if you can get Teresa and Chriss to have your back. Oh and tell them that Beth sent you.
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Biography

Teresa Foster is Partner in Charge at McKinley Irvin's Vancouver office. A former social worker, she is now regarded as one of the most skilled family law attorneys in Vancouver. Teresa is a knowledgeable and formidable advocate with exceptional courtroom skills who focuses her practice on complex divorce cases, especially those involving high net worth property division, complex child custody issues, international family law, relocation, third party custody, and unmarried couples. She has successfully litigated cases in both Washington and Oregon. Teresa believes in providing her clients with personalized and responsive service, keeping her clients informed on the status of their case throughout the entire process. Teresa regularly represents clients in the Klickitat, Wahkiakum, Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz Counties.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 974494
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 33463
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner in Charge, Vancouver
McKinley Irvin
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Partner
McKinley Irvin
- Current
Partner
Morse Bratt Andrews & Foster, PLLC
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Managing Shareholder
Stahancyk Kent Johnson & Hook PC
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Attorney
Morse & Bratt, PC
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Attorney
Stahancyk Kent Johnson & Hook PC
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Education
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Arizona State University
B.A. (1994) | Social Work
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Professional Associations
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Current
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Multnomah Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar  # 33463
Member
- Current
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Oregon State Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Contributing Author, Family and Community Property Law, Volumes 1-3, West Publishing Company
Family and Community Property Law, Vol. 1-3
West Legalworks
Websites & Blogs
Website
Teresa's Online Bio
Website
Vancouver, WA Divorce Attorney
Blog
Recent Blog Posts
Contact & Map
McKinley Irvin
1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Telephone: (360) 830-6961
McKinley Irvin
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (971) 264-9827
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