I am a compassionate and empathetic individual, and I founded Akiona Law, PLLC to fully realize my passion for helping people in this turbulent and uncertain economic climate and to ensure people are being treated fairly and are not being taken advantage of.
I practice family law in Snohomish County, Washington and my office is located in Everett. I support and encourage parties to work together to resolve their issues, especially when children are involved. The fact of the matter is when you have children, you are going to have deal with your former spouse for the rest of the life, like it or not. I encourage you to put aside whatever feelings you may have toward your spouse early on and focus on what is in your children's best interests. This is the Court's main focus. I know cooperation is not always possible or desirable in certain situations. If that is your situation, rest assured as a former prosecutor, I have tried to verdict dozens of criminal jury and non-jury trials.
My extensive trial and courtroom experience mean I will not shy away from high conflict situations, and I will fight for your rights when needed. But if you are looking for an attorney to be aggressive just for the sake of being aggressive, then I suggest you look for another attorney. My thoughts are that overly-aggressive attorneys may do a disservice to their clients as unnecessary and lengthy litigation increases the client's costs, not to mention the emotional and mental stress it places on all parties. I believe it is better to "pick and choose your battles."
I understand looking for an attorney can be overwhelming. The best thing is to meet with the attorney and go with your gut about if it’s a “good fit.” It is important to find some you like and feel comfortable with since you are sharing personal and intimate details about yourself and your life.