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"Darcia could not have been more knowledgable and professional. Her background as an attorney and with her Masters degree in counseling really helped. Her knowledge of the law was beneficial when that was needed, and when the negotiations between my husband and I were strained, or slightly contentious, she handled things perfectly. I was not fully aware of what I was entitled to after 25 years of marriage, and Darcia led us through the financial part of divorce in a way that both parties understood, backed up by facts and WA State law. I am very thankful that it was Darcia that handled our mediation, we saved a lot of money by not paying 2 separate lawyers, and I feel a fair settlement was reached with both of our interests represented. I would definitely recommend her."
"Darcia did a great job for us. We were highly motivated to resolve our differences without using lawyers and Darcia did a nice job keeping us focused. When tensions would rise Darcia used effective one on one caucusing to understand each sides views, then pull us back together to move on. She was not only deeply knowledgeable of divorce law, she was also quick to research areas she was sure about, such as proper QDRO procedures for our 401k. Darcia was very easy to talk to and took a genuine interest helping us craft a plan that made it as easy as possible for our children to transition. As a further testament to the quality of work she did, the Washington State lawyer that reviewed our documents for completeness an hour before our final hearing with the judge was very complementary of the package put together and wanted to know who we had worked with. My only constructive feedback is that we got confused with the signing of the forms at the end. I think this was as much our issue for not being more organized but maybe Darcia could have helped us get organized a little more with all the documents. It can get very confusing."
"Darcia Tudor’s skills at mediation and arbitration are keen. She is one of the smartest people I know. She has great insight and she has productive ideas to bring conflicts to a resolution. I would recommend Her without exception."
"Darcia helped my father tremendously recently with an insurance claim for extended care payments. Her compassion and patience with my father during this time with hardship with my mother’s condition was amazing. Her explanation of her actions to my dad were very clear and her handling of issues with insurance company were always timely and effective."
"It’s been great to not worry about the little details. Darcia gives us the peace of mind she has all avenues covered. It’s wonderful not to worry in the craziness of the stress we are going through."
"Darcia did a great job for me. She was highly motivated to resolve my concerns and differences by keeping me focused. Darcia effectively understood the importance for me to move on. She was not only deeply knowledgeable, she was also very easy to talk to and took a genuine interest helping me plan for my many transitions."
"Darcia embodies everything I imagined in a mediator and more. Darcia accompanied me through the divorce process with so much knowledge, guidance, fairness and warmth. She always highlighted the benefits and the risks by asking the right questions and made me feel so confident in her ushering me and my ex husband through the process together. Darcia is a hidden gem and I am blessed to have found her. Thank you for everything you have done for us Darcia – I am truly and eternally grateful."
"Darcia is knowledgeable, humane and helped us put our son 1st. I believe this will make a positive impact on the most important person in my life, our son. She had very engaging model and warm in her approach."
"In an extremely stressful and emotional situation such as mediation Darcia is amazing at helping you see the best outcome for each obstacle. I love how she advocated for my child and showed me what he would need to have the most fulling life. It wasn’t what I wanted to start off with but I can definitely see how it works for both parents. I wanted to give her a big hug when it was over!"
"Intelligent, insightful and efficient. Ms. Tudor helped us negotiate a potential minefield and secure a successful outcome for all parties. Highly recommend her services."
"Darcia is a wonderful and caring professional. She truly helped our family navigate through such a difficult time in our life. She dealt with our unfortunate situation with compassion and logic. I owe the current peace and happiness of my family to her generous heart, and hardworking nature. I would recommend Darcia to anyone going through a hard time, and looking for help. Our family has made it to the other side now with her help, and I hope other families in our situation are lucky enough to find the same relief."
"Darcia could not have been more knowledgeable and professional. Her background as an attorney and with her Master’s degree in counseling really helped. Her knowledge of the law was beneficial when that was needed, and when the negotiations between my husband and I were strained, or slightly contentious, she handled things perfectly. I was not fully aware of what I was entitled to after 25 years of marriage, and Darcia led us through the financial part of divorce in a way that both parties understood, backed up by facts and WA State law. I am very thankful that it was Darcia that handled our mediation, we saved a lot of money by not paying 2 separate lawyers, and I feel a fair settlement was reached with both of our interests represented. I would definitely recommend her."
"Darcia was kind, smart, and knew how to negotiate for both sides. She was fair and knew the laws in our state. She was patient and smart at getting everything in writing we negotiated."
"Darcia was fair, thorough, and compassionate throughout when helping us negotiate the property settlement agreement. I would highly recommend financial mediation for people going through divorce."
"Darcia was always there for me whenever I needed help and had questions and I couldn’t of made it through this without her thank you so much"
"Darcia is compasssionate, skllled and beyond efficient! i was blown away by how quickly she helped us resolve our issues and how we both walked out of her office feeling like it was a win/win for us both! she made was i expected to be an awful experience into something pleasant and constructive! THANK YOU for you your skill, efficiency and kindness!"
"She helps you to break through to parts of yourself you didn't know existed."
"Ms. Tudor brings vast experience and education to the field of family law mediation. In addition to being a licensed attorney, she is also a LMHC, and so she can draw upon both disciplines to assist couples in reaching peaceful solutions. I would highly recommend her to any couples or individuals in need of resolution to family law matters."
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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.