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Family Law

Your Case is Special. You Need a Specialist.

Considered by many to be the Seattle-Bellevue area's primary choice in complex law cases, Mr. Shank specializes in serving the needs of sophisticated clientele. He has represented hundreds of clients in Superior Court. Among them have been high-profile cases involving sports figures, well-known professionals, doctors and attorneys. These cases are often complicated and contain many layers. For example: a recent trial at King County Superior Court involved business and partnership valuations, spousal maintenance terms, child support and complex child custody modifications.


Mr. Shank understands that these can be tense times. About half of his cases are resolved amicably because he frequently employs alternative means of dispute resolution like mediation and or settlement conferences.   Mr. Shank will encourage settlement of divorce cases, if possible, and has settled many without need of necessity of mediation or trial. He also does collaborative law where the parties have greater control over the process and any settlement they may reach. He will use his vast knowledge to help you arrive at mutual agreements without needless expense.


However, if an amicable solution cannot be reached, Mr. Shank will doggedly guard your interests. In such times, he can utilize his network of forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, parenting evaluators and other experts to ensure that your future – and that of your children – is protected.



Christopher K. Shank


Mr. Shank Focuses On:

  • Divorce
  • Post-Divorce Proceedings
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Property Issues
  • Business Valuations
  • Real Estate Division
  • Income Tax