About Me

Collaborative Law Mediation: An Alternative To Traditional Divorce Litigation

Phone: 206-547-3166
Fax: 425-576-7411
Email: darciatudor@me.com

I am Washington-based attorney Darcia C. Tudor, founder of Eastside Mediation & Arbitration in Kirkland. I started my practice to give individuals and families an alternative to traditional family law litigation, including helping couples resolve their issues through the collaborative divorce process.

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ADMISSION DETAILS & LICENSES

Admitted in 1981, Washington
Attorney, #12175, 1981
License Mental Health Counselor 60062637, 2005

CERTIFICATIONS & DEGREE SEEKING EDUCATION

Therapeutic Supervision, Certification, 2011
Washington State Mediator, 2005
Title 4 Guardianship GAL Registry, 2004
Title 26 – Guardianship GAL Registry, 2000
Academy of Family Mediators, 1995

Washington School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Seattle, Washington, 2005, Master’s Clinical Psychology
University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1981, J.D.
Seattle Pacific University, 1978, B.A., History & Political Science, cum laude

NON-DEGREE SEEKING EDUCATION

Elementary Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution Institute, 2011
Teen Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution Institute, 2010
ADR Annual Seminar, WSBA, 2006
Advanced Mediation for Family Law Practitioners, University of Washington, 2005
King County Dispute Resolution Mediation Training, 1997
Academy of Family Mediation Training, 1995

Darcia C. Tudor JD, MHP, CWM is an experienced attorney and mediator

working with a practice focus on mediation of family law matters and forensic reconciliation therapy. She has served as a Title 4, 11, and 26 Guardian ad Litem appointed by the court in these matters, and as a Parent Coordination, Child Specialist, Re-unification Therapist, and Co-parent Conflict Reduction specialist.

working with a practice focus on mediation of family law matters and forensic reconciliation therapy. She has served as a Title 4, 11, and 26 Guardian ad Litem appointed by the court in these matters, and as a Parent Coordination, Child Specialist, Re-unification Therapist, and Co-parent Conflict Reduction specialist.

She graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1981.

She obtained her certification in Family Law Mediation in 1995, completed the King County Dispute Resolution Training in 1997, and began mediating family law cases in 1998.

In 2005, she completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on child development, family systems, psychological assessments and resiliency in children post-divorce.

She has served on numerous Legal and Meditation committees. She is currently serving on the Board of the Academy of Professional Family law Mediators is a member of the Kirkland Rotary Club, and a volunteer attorney for Kinship Care representing low-income clients.

Her practice focus at this time is limited to Mediation, Arbitration, Co-Parent Conflict Reduction Strategies, and Reunification Therapy. She will be expanding into discernment therapy in the summer of 2019.

She enjoys helping couples and families explore the possibilities of new beginnings. Well-trained and diverse in her abilities, she brings more than 30 years of legal experience, 20 years as a mediator and 10-plus years as a licensed mental health counselor to the search for solutions that my clients need.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Divorce, Legal Separation, & Parentage Mediation
Child support Adjustment Mediation
Parenting Plan Disagreements or Modification Mediation
Elder Care Family Disputes
Disagreements in Probated Estates
Non-Parental Custody Temporary and/or Permanent Placements
Forensic (Court Ordered) Reconciliation or Co-Parent Therapy
Arbitration of Family Law Matters
Discernment Therapy

 

HONORS & AWARDS

10 Best Law Firms, Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
Top 10 Family Law Attorney & Law Firm, Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, 2018 & 2019
Best of Attorney’s in Kirkland, WA, 2015
Associate Mental Health Counselor Diplomat, 2013
Distinguished Resident Alumni, Seattle University Law School, 1992
American Jurisprudence Award, University of Puget Sound, 1981

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Tudor, D.C. (2011)
A child’s developmental stage, temperament, and the level of conflict between the parents, shapes a child focused parenting plan, DRC Newsletter, Kitsap County, 2011
Tudor, D.C. (2011)
Secrets of a Teen Shrink
Tudor, D.C. (2009)
Mediated Divorce Is Best for Children, Divorce: Opposing Viewpoints.
Tudor, D. C. (2009)
Supporting Families Through Divorce: The Roles Mental Health Professionals Play, WAMPT Newsletter, 2009 & Washington Mental Health Association, 2009
Tudor, D. C. (2007)
Difficult Divorce Cases from a Parent Evaluator’s Perspective, NBI, 2007
Tudor, D.C. (2005)
Mom’s Rules verses Dad’s Rules: Would you rather be right, or happy? Parent Education Group.
Tudor, D. C. (2003)
Family Court Rules and Current Child Development Theories, King County Bar Bulletin, 21.6.
Tudor, D. C. (2002)
Marital Dissolution Laws Evolve to Insure “Best Interests” of Children. Trial News, 10:18.
Co-Author (1989 & 1990)
Office Management Section, Washington Lawyer Practice Manual. Revisions, 1998-1999.

 

BOARD ACTIVITIES

Current
Member of the Board of Directors, Academy of Professional Family Mediators, 2019

Past
Member of the Board of Directors, King County Boys and Girls Club of America
Member of the Board of Visitors, University of Puget Sound Law School
Member of the Board of Directors, Child Haven
Member of the Board of Directors, NW Children’s Fund
Member of the Lakehills Soccer Association Board of Directors

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Compassionate and Affordable Solution For Families