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Estate Planning, Family Law & Divorce Attorney in Kitsap County
Compass Legal Services, P.S. 2018-02-07T02:09:10+00:00

Peace of Mind: Estate Planning and Family Law

Compass Legal Services is your Kitsap County, Washington based Estate Planning and Family Law firm. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal system to establish both short-term and long-term security for yourself and your family.  Security means peace of mind for our clients and that peace of mind enables you and your family to grow stronger and participate more fully as members of our community.

We believe that family, in its myriad forms is the keystone of any community. A genuine dedication to ethical legal practice is likewise the bedrock from which we endeavor to provide excellent legal services to our community, you and your family.

But aren’t you a Divorce Attorney?

Yes, Attorney Heather Forrler represents clients in Kitsap County as their divorce attorney. Many might ask, “Your firm represents people getting divorced.  How is that making their families stronger? Doesn’t divorce tear families apart?” This question speaks to the very heart of our work here at Compass Legal Services.  We know that, sometimes, divorce is the kindest option our clients have to ensure the long-term security of their families.  When our clients find that hiring a divorce attorney is necessary, we strive to support them in such a manner that protects their personal dignity and integrity.  We treat all people with respect.

Compass Legal Services, P.S. encourages spouses to resolve matters of legal separation and divorce as amicably as possible.  There are some matters that require aggressive and complex legal strategy and action.  Our firm does not shy away from these matters, but they are always time consuming and costly.  In the end, the outcome may not be favorable.  For these reasons, level-headed caution, prudence and thorough examination of facts and options are encouraged as a starting place.

In some cases, where both parties are in agreement with the terms and details of their divorce or separation, Attorney Forrler may provide Mutual Representation for both parties.

Helping You Navigate the Legal System

Compass Legal Services, P.S. represents clients in litigated matters before the Superior Court of Kitsap County in the following areas:

Divorce, Child Support, Parenting Plans, and Other Family Law Matters.

Non-litigation matters can be handled for clients throughout Western Washington, including Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Gamble, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Silverdale, Belfair, Shelton, Mercer Island, Edmonds, Port Orchard and elsewhere throughout Washington State.  These matters include:

Estate Planning, Uncontested Divorces and Post-Divorce Modifications, Property Agreements, Business Incorporation.

Helping Military Service Members

Kitsap County and Western Washington have a rich military culture with Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel stationed throughout the region’s multiple military installations.  Compass Legal Services, P.S. understands the unique concerns and dilemmas military service members are often faced with when matters of the court arise.  Attorney Forrler and our staff work tirelessly to accommodate the specific needs of our military clients, reducing unnecessary burdens.

Military Service Members Located Outside of Kitsap County

We understand that some military service members may have relocated outside of Kitsap County while matters are pending in or brought before the Superior Court of Kitsap County.  These circumstances are especially burdensome and Compass Legal Services, P.S. encourages military service members to contact our office to examine the options available to you.

Heather E. Forrler

Image of Kitsap County Estate Planning, Family Law and Divorce Attorney Heather Forrler

Attorney at Law

Compass Legal Services, P.S.

360.471.3300 Phone
360.824.7388 Fax

9481 Bayshore Drive NW
Suite #202
Silverdale, WA 98383

Front Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm

Attorney-Client Meetings by Appointment

Free Tips and Tools  to Help You Navigate the Legal System

The Power of a Parenting Plan with Specific Provisions

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Do you need an attorney?

While some legal matters can be handled without attorney representation, many times it is less costly, on many levels, to seek legal counsel than going it alone.  If you have a legal matter pertaining to Estate Planning, Family Law, Divorce or Business Incorporation in Kitsap County, or elsewhere in Washington State, and are wondering if you should consult with an attorney, ask yourself these questions:

  • Estate Planning

    Was your Will prepared before your last life-changing event? Is your Directive to Physician (Living Will) outdated? Have more than five years passed since you reviewed your durable Power of Attorney?

  • Family Law

    Are you planning to move in with your significant other? Are you planning a marriage that will result in a blended family?

  • Divorce & Child Support

    Have you and your spouse decided to divorce or legally separate? Do you need help with Child Support? Is your Parenting Plan outdated?

  • Business Incorporation

    Do you own all or part of a closely held business? Could you lose everything if a customer sued your business for not doing its job well?

Respecting Diversity

Compass Legal Services, P.S. believes that cultural competence is a primary vessel of ethical legal practice.  It carries forward to the “how” by which truly equal protection is achieved.  Every person who enters our office is treated with the same respect we treat ourselves and each other.  We make no distinction to promote privileges for one person over another.  We do not limit the definition of diversity to only traditionally marginalized or under-represented groups or individuals.  We promote cultural competency beyond race, gender and sexuality.  We deny the idea of “alternative lifestyles” as every person’s lifestyle is alternative to the next.  We affirm the right of all people to live at peace with themselves and others, free from persecution by those who choose not to understand the universal mandate “live and let live”.