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Law Offices of Curry & Williams, PLLC
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515 B Street NE
Auburn WA 98002
(253) 833-2044

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Law Offices of Curry & Williams, PLLC


Please Call: 253-833-2044

John F Curry

Curry & Williams, PLLC

   State Admitted: WA
Year Admitted: 1986
  Memberships:  Washington State Bar Association

South King County Bar Association

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

US District Court/Western District of WA

           

Areas of Practice:

     John F. Curry’s primary focus is on family law matters.  Mr. Curry also has extensive experience in other areas of law.  The following are areas wherein Mr. Curry is experienced.

 Professional Profile:

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John F. Curry has represented hundreds of clients since 1986 in all areas listed above.
Mr. Curry’s has been in practice since 1986 as a sole practitioner.  In 1991, Dan C. Williams started working with Mr. Curry as his associate and in 1999, the partnership, Curry & Williams, PLLC was formed.

 

 Additional Information:

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John F. Curry has sat as a Pro Tem Judge in both municipal and district courts since 1992.
John F. Curry has acted as a mediator and arbitrator in numerous family law cases.  He has also volunteered for the Family Law Information Center at the Kent Regional Justice Center.
John F. Curry was a volunteer attorney for the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network for 12 years. 

 

Education:

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Law School: Undergraduate School:  

 McGeorge School of Law/University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA

Year of graduation: 1985

 Degree: JD

  Washington State University/Honors Program/Pullman, WA

Year of graduation: 1982 & 1984

Degrees: BA English & BA Political Science

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Dan C. Williams'

Dan C. Williams'

Curry & Williams, PLLC

   State Admitted: WA
Year Admitted: 1991
  Memberships:  Washington State Bar Association

South King County Bar Association

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

US District Court/Western District of WA

           

Areas of Practice:

    Dan C Williams primary focus is on family law matters.  Mr. Williams also has extensive experience in other areas of law.

 

 

 Professional Profile:

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Dan C. Williams has represented hundreds of clients since 1991 in all areas listed above.
In 1991, Dan C. Williams started working with Mr. Curry as his associate and in 1999, the partnership, Curry & Williams, PLLC was formed.

 

 Additional Information:

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Dan C. Williams has sat as a Pro Tem Judge in Auburn Municipal Court since 2003.

Dan C. Williams has acted as a mediator and arbitrator in numerous family law cases.  He has also volunteered for the Family Law Information Center at the Kent Regional Justice Center.

 

Education:

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Law School: Undergraduate School:  

Willamette University, Salem, OR

Year of graduation: 1991

Degree: JD, Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Pacific Luthern University/Tacoma, WA

Year of graduation:1988

Degrees: BA Political Science Minor in History & Legal Studies

Legal Services

Divorce

Curry & Williams, PLLC has represented hundreds of clients in dissolution or divorce actions, including cases involving child custody, parenting plans, child support, property and debt division, and spousal maintenance or alimony.

Our attorneys have effectively represented hundreds of clients in contested child custody and parenting plan matters.  As a result of our extensive experience, we can offer clients proven strategies in negotiating and litigating these cases.  We approach our custody and parenting plan cases with intensity and respect.  We recognize our responsibility not only to our clients, but also to promote and protect the best interests of the children.

John Curry and Dan Williams have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of family law.  We understand that marriages/relationships are founded on emotions.  We understand that when relationships come to an end, feelings have to be considered.  However, the consequences of ending a relationship cannot be determined based on emotions.  We focus on the critical issues confronting those ending relationships.  Those issues may include where you will live; will your children live with you; how much contact will you have with your children; will there be any restrictions on your contact with your children; will you receive or have to pay child support; will you have to get a job; how will property and debt be divided; will you receive or have to pay alimony; what will you have to live on; what property are you entitled to; what about pensions, retirement funds, IRA’s, stock, bonds, taxes, etc.  

The practice of family law has become increasingly specialized.  It is important to have an advocate who knows how to navigate through the legal process to achieve a positive resolution. 

Our goal is to zealously represent the client while being respectful of and sensitive to the client’s needs.  We focus on settlement, but are prepared to aggressively litigate as necessary.  Our skill and experience is a valuable asset to you, the client.

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Legal Separation

Legal separations and dissolutions (divorces) are comparable in many regards.  (See Areas of Practice—Divorce).  The parties can divide the property and debts, establish restraining orders, establish a parenting plan, establish child support, etc.  But there are differences as well.  Legal separations are considered where personal religious beliefs are contrary to divorces; where medical insurances need to be maintained; to separate property and debts immediately, etc.  Obviously, the most significant difference between a legal separation and a divorce is that you are still married at the end of a legal separation, though there is a process to turn the legal separation into a divorce.

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Invalid Marriages

Invalid marriages or annulments are not common.  There are certain criteria that must be met for a marriage to be deemed invalid.  Often times, there are still many of the same issues such as custody, parenting plans, child support, property and debt distribution and alimony or spousal support that arise in divorce cases (See Areas of Practice—Divorce) whether the marriage is deemed valid or invalid.  If the Court deems the marriage valid, one party or the other will likely file for divorce.

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Paternity

Paternity actions are brought to establish a child’s legal parentage when mother and father are not married, or when the paternity of a child born to a married couple is in question.  These cases result in a declaration of parentage, as well as provisions for child custody, parenting plan schedules and child support.  If there is an Affidavit of Paternity, the likely action would be a Petition to Establish a Parenting Plan.

In any case involving issues with your children, it is our responsibility as attorneys to zealously represent you, but we also have the responsibility to promote and protect the best interests of your children.  It is very important to have a skilled advocate when dealing with these issues and our attorneys provide you with that advocacy.

You have heard the term “bitter custody battle.”  These types of cases are not beneficial to anyone.  Not to the clients and certainly not to the children.   Our focus is on settlement and we litigate when necessary.  This allows all wounds to heal more quickly and allows you to move forward with your life.

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Child Custody

Our attorney’s have extensive experience in child custody and parenting plan matters.  As a result of that experience, we can offer our clients proven strategies in negotiating and litigating these cases.  We approach our custody and parenting plan cases with intensity and respect.  We recognize our responsibility not only to our clients, but also to promote and protect the best interests of children.

In any case involving issues with your children, it is our responsibility as attorneys to zealously represent you, but we also have the responsibility to promote and protect the best interests of your children.  It is very important to have a skilled advocate when dealing with these issues and our attorneys provide you with that advocacy.

You have heard the term “bitter custody battle.”  These types of cases are not beneficial to anyone.  Not to the clients and certainly not to the children.   Our focus is on settlement and we litigate when necessary.  This allows all wounds to heal more quickly and allows you to move forward with your life.

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Child Support

Our firm has extensive experience in establishing and enforcing child support.  This includes issues of day care, medical expenses, school expenses, post-secondary expenses, extra curricular expenses and long distance travel expenses.

Our attorney’s are experienced in addressing disputes regarding incomes (ie. the self-employed, the underemployed or  the voluntarily unemployed), taxes and deviations.  We have dealt with countless contempt actions.  We are also experienced in dealing with the Department of Child Support (OSE) and the State attorneys assigned to dealing with child support matters.

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Modifications/Adjustments:  Child Support

Our firm has extensive experience in modifying and or adjusting child support.  This includes issues of day care, medical expenses, school expenses, post-secondary expenses, extra curricular expenses and long distance travel expenses.

Our attorney’s are experienced in addressing disputes regarding incomes (ie. the self-employed, the underemployed or the voluntarily unemployed), taxes and deviations.  We have dealt with countless contempt actions.  We are also experienced in dealing with the Department of Child Support (OSE) and the State attorneys assigned to dealing with child support matters.

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Modifications:  Child Custody & Parenting Plan

Our attorney’s have extensive experience in child custody modification and parenting plan modifications.  As a result of that experience, we can offer our clients proven strategies in negotiating and litigating these cases.  We approach all of our family law cases with intensity and respect.  We recognize our responsibility not only to our clients, but also to promote and protect the best interests of children.   

In any case involving issues with your children, it is our responsibility as attorneys to zealously represent you, but we also have the responsibility to promote and protect the best interests of your children.  It is very important to have a skilled advocate when dealing with these issues and our attorneys provide you with that advocacy.

You have heard the term “bitter custody battle.”  These types of cases are not beneficial to anyone.  Not to the clients and certainly not to the children.   Our focus is on settlement and we litigate when necessary.  This allows all wounds to heal more quickly and allows you to move forward with your life.

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Relocation Cases

Relocations are becoming more common in an ever transient society.  Our attorneys can assure that proper notices are given, that property objections are filed.  Our attorneys can help you whether it is preparing for a move, preventing a move that is inappropriate or negotiating or litigating for the most appropriate parenting plan possible when a move is inevitable.

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Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are entered in nearly every family law case.  The purpose of a restraining order is to maintain the status quo.  The orders preserve the assets of the parties, prevent the parties from engaging in inappropriate conduct and/or protect the parties and/or children.

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Protection Orders

Protection orders are issued by the court when a person establishes that he/she or a child has been a victim of domestic violence.  These orders can be obtained without a pending divorce or other family law action.

The courts have made the process of requesting a protection order easily accessible to individuals without attorneys, and many have domestic violence advocates who assist individuals in filling out the necessary forms.

Our firm is experienced at representing clients involved in Protection order actions.

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Non-Parental Custody

Non-parental custody actions are typically brought by grandparents or other relatives of minor children.

Before initiating or responding to non-parental custody actions, our attorneys carefully review with our clients their case, exploring possibilities of an acceptable agreed resolution.  This enables our clients to make informed decisions as to whether a non-parental custody case in their best interests and whether it would be in the children’s best interest as well.

In any case involving issues with children, it is our responsibility as attorneys to zealously represent you, but we also have the responsibility to promote and protect the best interests of the children.  It is very important to have a skilled advocate when dealing with these issues and our attorneys provide you with that advocacy.

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Non-Traditional Family Relationships

Our firm represents and has extensive experience in litigation involving parties who have ended their meretricious relationships and/or domestic partnerships.

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Other Family Law Matters

Curry and Williams, PLLC is experienced in all areas of family law.  If you have a question, we will be happy to assist you.

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Mediation in Contested Divorce Disputes

Curry & Williams, PLLC provides mediation services.  However, be advised that attorneys cannot act as both your mediator and your individual attorney as this would be a conflict of interest.  Curry & Williams, PLLC can provide mediation services for you  and the other party but once this is done, we would be unable to represent you if an agreement was not reached in mediation.  If you would like us to be your attorneys, we can attempt to settle your case as your attorneys, or if your would like to attempt mediation, we can always refer you to a good mediator for purposes of attempting to settle the issues.

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Personal Injury

Curry & Williams, PLLC offers representation for individuals who sustain injury from many different means (ie. automobile accidents, dog bites, intentional infliction of injury, animal bites/attacks, wrongful death, etc.).  Curry & Williams, PLLC reviews each potential client’s matter on a case by case basis.  They offer candid straightforward advice so that the client can make the best legally informed decision possible before proceeding with their settlement, lawsuit and/or trial.

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Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 (Personal) 

Curry & Williams, PLLC offers representation for individuals who need debt relief.  Most people file Chapter 7 bankruptcies due to circumstances beyond their control (ie. medical bills, divorce, loss of employment, etc.).

The bankruptcy rules are changing rapidly.  Our office stays on top of the changes to continue to provide quality representation for a reasonable price.

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Misdemeanor/Criminal

Anti-Harassment Orders

Anti-Harassment Orders are similar to protection orders except that a family or dating relationship does not have to be established.

Other Areas

Curry & Williams, PLLC practice includes representation of individuals involved in misdemeanor criminal matters.  Both John Curry and Dan Williams have sat on the bench as Pro-Tem Judges in municipal and district courts in these types of matters as well.  This provides a unique perspective and benefits their clients with their experiences from both sides of the bench.     

Contact

Telephone:
 John F. Curry 253-833-2044 ext 101
Dan C. Williams 253-833-2044 ext 102
Assistant 253-833-2044 ext 105
Fax:
253-939-2758
Postal address:
Curry & Williams, PLLC
515 B Street NE
Auburn WA 98002

Email:

General Information: info@curryandwilliams.com
John Curry: john@curryandwilliams.com
Dan Williams: dan@curryandwilliams.com


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