Christine Hayes

Attorney

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My goal is to guide my clients through this very personal and difficult transition in such a way that they feel their voice has been heard and their goals were met.

Christine Hayes

Christine Hayes first discovered family law working at Whatcom County Sheriff's Office as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence. There, she saw firsthand the positive impact that a dedicated and skilled attorney could have on people’s lives – particularly those trying to navigate the legal system following an emotionally charged experience.

Inspired to practice family law, Christine received her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude. Now, as a family law practitioner, Christine is motivated by helping people through complex and emotionally difficult situations.

“I listen carefully to my clients,” says Christine. “We work to balance their emotions with the need to develop an effective strategy, well supported in the law, to achieve the best results for their case.”

She continues, “My goal is to guide my clients through this very personal and difficult transition in such a way that they feel their voice has been heard and their goals were met.”

Christine tailors her approach to each client’s personal situation, whether they want to take a collaborative approach or an aggressive stance. In every case, however, Christine helps clients refine and define their goals to provide the legal advice and guidance necessary to achieve those objectives.

“I want my clients to be assured that they can depend upon me to alleviate their fears and concerns, such that they can focus on successfully transitioning into a new chapter of their lives,” Christine says.

Christine focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, and relocation. She also has experience in collaborative law, de facto parentage and non parental custody, step-parent adoption, and LGBT family law.

A true Pacific Northwest native, Christine is a die-hard Seahawks fan who loves exploring the outdoors on camping trips with friends and family, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Riley.

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Philosophy, Western Washington University

Christine regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington
While Christine practices primarily in these counties, she represents clients throughout Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.

Practice Areas

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  • /Practice-Areas/Divorce/Collaborative-Divorce.aspx_Collaborative Divorce
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  • /Practice-Areas/Domestic-Violence.aspx_Domestic Violence
  • /Practice-Areas/Gay-LGBT-Family-Law.aspx_LGBT Family Law
  • /Practice-Areas/Relocation.aspx_Relocation
  • /Practice-Areas/Child-Custody.aspx_Third Party Custody
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