Kirstyn Palmisano

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Attorney Kirstyn D. Palmisano obtained her law degree from the University of Washington in 2008. Kirstyn has guided hundreds of clients through the court process involving divorce, domestic violence and all custody related matters.

Kirstyn’s interest in family law was confirmed after her time spent working as a Law Clerk and Bailiff to the Honorable Mary E. Roberts. This unique position accelerated Kirstyn’s trial and litigation skills after witnessing hundreds of cases go before the court. Over the course of her 4 years with Judge Roberts, she learned the many styles attorneys use in trial to include direct and cross-examinations and how to effectively question an expert witness on the stand. Kirstyn is now known as one of the more distinguished family law trial lawyers in Washington. Her litigation skills are unmatched and described by her peers as tactful, strategic and convincing.

When it comes to her clients, Kirstyn knows that everyone has different goals. As such, Kirstyn modifies her approach to the specific circumstances of each case. She prides herself on knowing every detail about a case to ensure she is the most prepared in and out of the courtroom.

Recent Blog Posts

OK, We Are Divorced. How Do We Support Our Kids?
Having divorced parents can be the very best or one of the very worst things for your children. It’s not often that there’s an in-between. The good news is that you and your former spouse largely control what experience your children have. The good parts of divorce for children. Often when people are in a ...
Creating the Right Parenting Plan for Your Family is Crucial
If you are going through divorce or separation, you might be wondering what your parenting plan should look like. You may even wonder what a parenting plan is! A parenting plan is the court order that sets forth where your children will be and when. There are temporary and final plans, each serving different needs. A parenting plan ...
Top 3 Common Big Divorce Mistakes To Avoid
When it comes to divorce, there are some mistakes that people make which can be undone. On the other hand, the saying goes that you can’t un-ring a bell and certain mistakes function like an alarm going off and represent a bell that can never be silenced. Avoid these common mistakes and you will find ...
Gray Divorce
The “gray divorce“ term is coined for the notion that older or “gray-haired” people are getting divorced in a way they never were before. This typically refers to those in their late 50s or 60s. You might have heard the term but understanding the complexity behind these divorces is another story. Divorce amongst baby boomers ...
Top 9 “Tough Topics” Couples Should Discuss Before Tying the Knot
Wedding season is well underway! Maybe you are in the throws of planning your own wedding, or maybe you are counting your blessings that you are not wedding planning as you sift through your friends’ registries and wedding websites. Maybe you are attending multiple weddings this summer and taking bets about which marriages will survive… ...
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Helpful and knowledgeable – a great lawyer!
Michelle and the team got me and my boyfriend through a new parenting plan and child support modification with much less stress and cost than we anticipated. the other party was making things tough at times but when we hired Michelle she stepped in and handled the whole thing and we got what we wanted. ...