There are countless circumstances in life where retaining a lawyer in necessary. When that time comes, we’re here to help. Our lawyers have the resources and experience to assist you with any legal matter involving our primary practice areas. We know that behind every case is a real person.
We believe that trust is the cornerstone of every attorney-client relationship. And, we will take the time to ensure that you fully understand all of your legal rights and options so that you can make a truly informed decision about what is best for you given the unique facts and circumstances of your case. From our legal services offices in Bellevue, we serve the entire Eastside.
Unlike many firms, we take a “cookie-cutter” approach to nothing. Our attorneys are skilled advocates who will do everything that the law allows to try and ensure the best possible outcome of your case. Your goals are our goals. When it’s time to investigate, we will investigate. When it’s time negotiate, we will negotiate. And, when it’s time to fight, we will fight.
Most legal crisis’ hit out of nowhere, often like a nuclear bomb. In every such situation, protecting your best interests is the primary goal, so you need to work with an attorney that you trust. Our Bellevue lawyers have spent decades earning clients’ trust one handshake at a time.
Our Bellevue lawyers focus exclusively on the following six areas of Washington law:
At the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe, we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience representing clients just like you who need help navigating Washington State's complex legal waters. Our Bellevue lawyers treat every case with the dedication and personalized care it deserves. You may be facing a difficult time in your life, but our compassionate approach to legal representation will help you move forward to the next stage in your life.
If you're in need of legal representation for any of these matters, you can speak with one of our Bellevue lawyers today without cost or obligation. During your free consultation you can ask questions, and we will outline your legal options. If you choose to retain one of our professional Bellevue attorneys, we will aggressively pursue your interests and protect your legal rights.
The best Bellevue lawyers understand that every client wants their case resolved successfully. Accomplishing this is only possible through diligence, professionalism, pragmatic negotiation, a willingness to fight when necessary, and dedication. Contact our law office in Bellevue today and let us help you take the next step. Our lawyers serve the entire Eastside of King County.
Bellevue, Washington, you, and the law
Whether you've run afoul of the law, are having financial troubles, marital problems, or simply got a traffic ticket, life has a way of getting in the way of the best made plans. Bellevue, Washington is the third-largest city in the Seattle Metro Area with a population near 150,000, and is well-known as a great place to live and do business.
With a mild climate, and beautiful landscape that helped it earn its name, Bellevue is a great place to start a family, a business, or visit while on vacation. A thriving economy and quality schools tell a story of success, and Bellevue has also been rated as one of the safest communities in the country.
If you are planning to visit Bellevue or perhaps even moving into the area, check out the Municipal website, which has all sorts of useful information about the nature of the government, traffic, laws, and even popular local activities. You can find even more social content on the City of Bellevue website.
If you already live in Bellevue, then you know why it's become such a popular place. If you are looking to learn more about the City of Bellevue, their Bellevue LinkedIn page is another great resource with a wealth of information. And, if you are looking for more information about what’s happening on a day to day basis, the Bellevue Twitter page is an excellent source of current information. Similarly, if you are looking for information about doing business in Bellevue, we recommend the Chamber of Commerce page.
However, sometimes people make mistakes or face life-altering choices that require help from a qualified lawyer. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling every type of case involving criminal defense, divorce and family law, bankruptcy, personal injury, and civil traffic infractions. If you suddenly find yourself in need of a good Bellevue attorney, it's a good idea to talk to a handful of lawyers in order to find the one that's right for you. Of course, we would love for you to choose our law firm, which is why we offer a free consultation for all criminal defense, DUI, bankruptcy, and personal injury cases.
However, it's absolutely vital that you fully trust your Bellevue attorney. So, now is the time to take the first step and find out what we can do to help. What follows is a brief review of our practice areas. This information is designed to help you better understand the legal services that we provide out of our Bellevue offices, but is in no way comprehensive. Your situation is unique, and it demands personalized attention from a qualified Bellevue attorney who will aggressively pursue your legal interests. We’re her to help! Call us today for an initial consultation. Our Bellevue legal services offices are conveniently located right in the heart of downtown.
10900 NE 8th St #1000
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 278-1130
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Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our Bellevue Criminal Lawyers Are Ready To Help You Defend Yourself
If you've been arrested and charged with any crime in Bellevue, you're most likely facing repercussions that could dramatically alter your life. Washington State criminal law delineates certain crimes into "degrees," which often makes it difficult to understand the punishments you may be facing. Convictions are never a good thing, and often lead to mandatory jail or prison time, expensive fines, probation, no contact orders, and a permanent criminal record. This doesn't take into account the stress of dealing with an arrest, incarceration, or probationary period, and the severe damage it can do to your reputation, your employment, your personal life, and your family.
If you've been charged with a crime in Washington, you should contact the experienced Bellevue criminal defense lawyers at the professional Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe. Our qualified Bellevue attorneys can to help you face this serious challenge head-on, and we will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights. A good Bellevue attorney should have a solid reputation great reviews. They should not only know the criminal laws here in Washington, but also be familiar with the local courts, the prosecutors who will be handling your case, and the judges that will often determine your fate.
Our criminal lawyers have been handing case in Bellevue and throughout the Eastside for over 20 years now. We handle all City of Bellevue and all King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue cases. We also handle all City of Redmond Municipal Court cases, all City of Renton Municipal Court cases, all City of Issaquah Municipal Court cases, all City of Kirkland Municipal Court cases, all City of Mercer Island Municipal Court cases, as well as all other East King County municipal court and city court cases.
You may be ready to admit your guilt or believe that you are innocent of the criminal charges against you, but taking the first step and contacting a good Bellevue criminal defense lawyer should be your first course of action. Our Bellevue criminal attorneys urge you to reach out to our law office as quickly as possible, because when it comes to your preparing a defense, there is no time to lost. Our Bellevue attorneys will provide you with reliable counsel that could have a dramatic impact on how your case is resolved.
Many people think that proving their innocence only requires that they explain their situation to a judge, who will then dismiss the case without further delay. The judicial system doesn't work this way, so the only way you can ensure that your side of the story gets told is with help from qualified Bellevue criminal lawyers that are well versed in Washington law.
Other people believe think that pleading guilty will allow them to move forward with their life much faster, but this course of actions could backfire in any number of ways. Before talking to anyone in law enforcement, including the police, you should retain one of our Bellevue criminal attorneys and make sure you understand the law. We make this easy by offering a cost-free case evaluation in Bellevue, so contact us today if you would like more information about how an attorney can help you.
Our criminal defense lawyers handle any situation involving criminal driving matters including DUI, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving (both First and Second Degree), and Hit and Run. We will also help you or a loved one deal with cases involving Assault, Malicious Mischief, Harassment and Domestic Violence. Our team of professional litigators also handle all drug and alcohol related crimes such as MIP (Minor in Possession), Drug Possession, and Drunk Driving. Our experienced criminal lawyers also have experience handling all crimes of dishonesty, including Theft, Forgery, Fraud, and White Collar crimes.
Our defense lawyers also have experience handling nearly every type of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor, including all Fish and Wildlife crimes, Shoplifting, Criminal Trespass, Street Racing, and many others. We also handle all Bellevue speeding tickets and traffic infractions.
If you've been charged with a serious felony crime you will likely have to appear in the King Superior County Court in Downtown Seattle. All King County District and Superior Court cases are serious, and it's essential that you be prepared. If you or a loved one is dealing with any criminal case, contact our law office immediately for a free consultation.
There is no doubt that crime is a serious problem in Bellevue, Washington. This is obvious just from reviewing the recent City of Bellevue criminal statistics. But, the overwhelming majority of our Bellevue criminal clients actually aren’t criminals. Most of our clients are really good people. For many of our clients, this is there first encounter with law enforcement. Some just made a dumb mistake, others we are convinced are innocent. Whatever the nature of your case, our criminal defense lawyers have the resources and the experience to ensure the best possible outcome. We will fight to get the possible result and minimize any consequence to the greatest extent legally possible.
Bellevue DUI Attorneys … Our drunk driving team has your back!
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How to Recover from a Bellevue DUI
Being arrested for a Washington drunk driving crime can leave you feeling like every aspect of your life has been turned upside down, wondering how you will recover and how long it will take. Most people facing the prospect of a DUI conviction in Bellevue have never been arrested, or even know what the inside of a courtroom looks like. In fact, the vast majority of drivers arrested for a WA driving crime are honest, family-minded people who find themselves unprepared for the emotional turmoil of being arrested for a Bellevue DUI.
Our drunk driving lawyers have decades of experience aggressively fighting criminal driving offenses throughout King County. If you were arrested by a City of Bellevue police officer, your DUI case will be heard in the Bellevue Municipal Court and will be prosecuted by the City of Bellevue Prosecutor’s office. If, however, you were arrested by a Washington State Trooper or a King County Sheriff, your DUI will be filed and prosecuted in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse.
If you've been arrested for drunk driving, our Bellevue DUI attorneys understand what you’re going through, and recognize that you are worried about what might happen to you. We've handled hundreds of drunk driving cases in every Western Washington municipality, and we commonly see firsthand how physically and emotionally draining a DUI arrest can be. Our first piece of advice to clients is often, “You’re going to be OK. An arrest is NOT a conviction. You are NOT a criminal.” Indeed, many of the Washington residents we represent made a one-time error in judgment, and some even express concern that they were arrested without just cause.
Our Bellevue DUI lawyers will listen to your side of the story about what actually happened that night, and then will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights and options. After a Bellevue DUI arrest you are likely feeling a great deal of pressure and a sense of urgency to simply try and “put this behind you and move on with your life”. But, in most drunk driving cases, attempting to represent yourself will only lead to more unwanted stress and will most likely prove largely unsuccessful. When you retain one of our experienced Bellevue DUI attorneys, you remove the self-imposed burden of dealing with the court and place it squarely on the shoulders of our experienced legal team.
Consider that if your car breaks down and you don't have any experience with auto repair, you take your car to a qualified Bellevue mechanic.
When dealing with prospect of a criminal conviction and being punished to the fullest extent of the law, hiring a Bellevue legal professional is even more important. Why? Because your entire life, and the lives of those you love, will be affected from that day forward. Only a qualified legal professional with real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of Washington DUI law will be effective when dealing with the court on your behalf. Our Bellevue DUI lawyers are professional litigators who will aggressively defend your rights, while working diligently to resolve your case.
Drunk driving is a serious matter. But, the overwhelming majority of our DUI clients are NOT criminals. Many just made a mistake. And, some we are convinced, are absolutely innocent. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), however, there are over 28 DUI-related fatalities in the United States every day. It’s hard to believe, but true. That amounts to one drunk driving death approximately every 50 minutes.
Our professional Bellevue DUI lawyers can help you handle any drunk driving or drug-impaired related case including DUI, Physical Control Violation, Street Racing, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, Minor DUI, and Marijuana DUI. They can also help you prepare for and completely handle your hearing with the Department of Licensing.
Experience often is the only difference between success and failure, and this is especially true with Washington drunk driving law and its application toward your Bellevue DUI. Navigating the court system is no easy task, and it takes a combination of experience, dedication, and legal finesse to overcome hurdles as they arise. When we investigate a Bellevue DUI case, the process is streamlined because we've been down this path hundreds of times before, and we know where the most likely pitfalls will appear.
Bellevue Divorce Attorneys
Going through a divorce is difficult, but our team of Bellevue divorce lawyers can help
Despite the best of intentions and hard work, sometimes a Bellevue marriage fails leaving no other alternative than divorce. At first glance, a divorce may seem like a direct conflict, but in many ways it is a chance for Bellevue spouses to reconcile disputes legally before moving on with their lives. This is why it’s important to get reliable legal information from an experienced Bellevue divorce lawyer, who can help you prepare for the challenges you will face.
You and your children will be directly affected by a Bellevue divorce, both emotionally and financially. Issues will arise during your divorce that will challenge your decision-making abilities, but it’s important that you persevere for the sake of your Bellevue family. The choices you make won’t be easy, but they can be brought into a clearer focus with help from our qualified Bellevue family law attorneys.
No area of the country is immune to the difficulties of divorce. And, Bellevue is no exception. One need only look at the most recent Washington State divorce statistics to see how widespread and common divorce is throughout King County. Fortunately, you don’t have to stand alone. Our family law lawyers are experienced and aggressive advocates when it comes to fighting for you, your children, and your legal rights. Washington State divorce law is complicated. We’re here to help you make sense of the chaos.
Common questions to ask yourself when considering a divorce include:
- Will a Bellevue divorce take a long time?
- Who will get custody of my kids, and do I have to create a parenting plan?
- If an issue is irreconcilable will I be penalized by the court?
Some questions are more difficult to answer than others because your situation is unique, and your divorce will be settled according to a variety of factors. There are some resources available out there. For example, if you are looking for general information about filing for divorce in Washington State, you might want to check out the Washington State Court’s Divorce and Family Law Handbook. It’s a very basic guide to understanding the potential legal implications of being married or obtaining a divorce in Washington State.
Or, if want to learn about child support in Bellevue, we recommend the Washington State DSHS child support site. There is also some good information out there regarding child custody, property division, modifying existing orders regarding custody, support, and alimony, enforcing current orders (Motions for Contempt) and seeking a protection order/restraining order. In our experience, however, there is not substitute for experience when it comes to Washington State’s divorce and family laws.
This is why above all else we value a relationship with our divorce clients based on trust, and the development of clear and succinct goals.
It might not always be easy to remain focused on negotiations with your spouse during divorce proceedings, but your Bellevue divorce lawyer will motivate you to keep the discourse civil. If an impasse does arise where your spouse becomes obstinate to the point of being unreasonable we will seek more aggressive methods of working out an agreement.
Our divorce lawyers have decades of combined legal experience handling all types of Washington State Family Law cases. We handle all situations involving Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support (Maintenance/Alimony), and Property Division. Our family law lawyers also have significance experience handling Child Relocation situations, Protection and Restraining Order matters, as well as divorce cases involving significant assets. If you have questions about you Legal Separation, Enforcing Court Orders (Contempt Motions), or Same Sex Marriage Divorce, we can help.
Our Bellevue divorce attorneys also can help you reconcile unexpected family law issues
There are other matters that sometimes affect separated Bellevue couples that are not related to divorce proceedings, but still involve children, alimony, or other topics relative to Washington family law. These kinds of issues can include modification of alimony, modification of child support, or even situations involving same sex couples or questions of paternity. These issues are just as serious as a divorce, and should be addressed by a qualified Bellevue family law professional.
If you live in Bellevue, you can take advantage of our offer for a free and confidential case evaluation relative to any family law or divorce matter. By contacting us today you can arrange a free consultation and talk to a Bellevue divorce lawyer that will answer your questions without pressuring you in any way.
If you decide to retain a member of our Bellevue divorce team of litigators, they will help you by providing valuable counsel when tough decisions have to be made. Our team of professional divorce attorneys has seen firsthand how important it is to work with lawyer with whom you can trust, and we urge all of our potential clients to carefully consider their options.
You can decide if our law firm is right for you by talking with one of our qualified Bellevue divorce attorneys.
When you consider that the person you choose to act as your attorney will be helping you deal with one of the most important events of your life, then it makes good sense to ensure you are working with someone you can trust.
You can talk to a Bellevue divorce lawyer from our office with no risk or obligation because our law firm offers a free consultation. This means you can get some much-needed answers that apply SPECIFICALLY to your situation, taking much of the guesswork out of the initial stages of your divorce.
If you decide to retain one of our Bellevue attorneys, they will earn your trust by compassionately addressing your concerns and guiding you through the negotiating process of your divorce.
Contact us today, and talk to a Bellevue lawyer that can help you handle your divorce.
If you’re looking for a Bellevue lawyer to handle sensitive family law issues, we can help.
Choosing the right family law attorney is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. In every case involving family law issues, the stakes are high because the future’s of those you care most about are affected. It is vital that your Bellevue attorney be someone whom you can trust implicitly, equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the complex laws that govern these sensitive matters.
Common family law issues that arise during a divorce or at a later time include child custody, child support, visitation rights and paternity. Obviously, how these issues are resolved is of the utmost importance. Your divorce or family law case may only last from a few months to up to a year, but the potential long-term repercussions are difficult to fathom at the onset of your proceedings. Our lawyers are here to help you not only get through the process successfully, but also to ensure the final orders entered in your case protect you years down the road.
Your Bellevue family law attorney will work closely with you to help you identify the most important issues to you personally so that they can plan a course of action designed to meet your goals in the most efficient way possible. Your Bellevue lawyer also acts as your trusted confidante, offering the personal attention you deserve and building trust as your case unfolds. Trusting your attorney is essential to success, so you should make sure that you choose a lawyer with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the law.
You can find a Family Law Lawyer that is right for you without risk or obligation.
Our Bellevue attorneys believe that your choice of family law lawyer is one of the most important choices you will ever have to make. By offering a free case evaluation, we make it possible for you to decide if we are the right law firm for you without any commitment whatsoever. Your free consultation is a chance for you to speak one-on-one with a professional Bellevue attorney about issues involving your family that could have a significant impact on their life.
Our Bellevue lawyers will help you get a better understanding of Washington family law and how it applies to your situation. If you retain a lawyer from our law office, they will immediately begin developing a relationship with you by enthusiastically addressing your concerns.
Contact us today for your free consultation, so that we can help you protect your family's needs.
Bellevue Bankruptcy Attorneys
If you are in over your head in debt or facing a financial emergency such as a job loss, illness or garnishment, you should seriously consider bankruptcy as an option. Many people make bad decisions when they do not know all the facts and try to hold off creditors by making large payments only to find themselves back in trouble before they know it.
Our Bellevue bankruptcy lawyers are here to help. Your creditors can and will try to scare you into borrowing from family members or dipping into retirement. One creditor may be happy with that idea, but there may be a long list of others who will only be that much more motivated to try.
Bankruptcy offers a way out. Most likely, you can protect all your property (including retirement plans) without having to sell everything you have, borrow from relatives or go through any other desperate measures to satisfy aggressive creditors. Bankruptcy is a federal legal procedure to give people who can never realistically pay off their debt a financial fresh start.
For many of our bankruptcy clients, it is the best way out of financial problems in the long run. It allows you to start over, get your cash flow back on track, keep important property, keep cars or homes you are making payments on and put your current financial problems behind you as you continue to work, spend money on necessities and rebuild your credit. It also provides a way for creditors to share evenly and fairly if there is any money available to pay them – the money doesn’t go to the nastiest, most aggressive creditor only.
Our Bellevue attorneys are ready to respond promptly by phone or email. With just a brief chat or email exchange, we can give you a basic idea of what we can do for you. You may be relieved to find out just how easy and effective bankruptcy could be and you may feel your stress level lower right away. You will also get to know us see that we are knowledgeable and understanding, ready to help you as we have thousands of other clients in financial distress.
Our Bellevue bankruptcy clients face many different types of financial hurdles, including, credit card debt, out of control medical bills, wage garnishment actions, lawsuits, predatory Payday or Moneytree loans, and various foreclosure/repossession actions, including home foreclosure and vehicle repossession. But, bankruptcy is probably the most useful financial tool on the planet. Once your case is filed, all collection actions must cease immediately due the “ Automatic Stay ” that immediately takes affect once the court received your bankruptcy petition.
We handle all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. We offer low flat fees and affordable payment plans. Our bankruptcy fees very inexpensive compared with the debt relief that we are able to provide most clients. We understand that taking the first step is often the most difficult part of pursuing bankruptcy protection and debt relief. And, we’re here to help.
After a brief chat, one of our Bellevue debt relief lawyers can set up a free consultation at a convenient time and place. We can give you a basic idea of what kind of bankruptcy you will file and how much it will cost. Of course, we need to sit down and meet face to face to be sure. We would not be serving you well by making any promises during our brief initial contact. Nonetheless, we can give you a basic idea of what we can most likely do for you.
You can learn how a bankruptcy will improve your cash flow immediately, protect your possession and eliminate debt to give you a fresh start. We can answer some basic questions about what kind of property can be protected and what kind of debt can be discharged. A Bellevue lawyer can also give you a general idea of how quickly we can file your case and how much it will cost. Your case will likely be heard in the Western Washington Bankruptcy Court, and it's essential that you be fully prepared.
Our bankruptcy attorneys have significant legal experience handling all Washington State Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. If you have questions about Medical Bills, Credit Card Bills, Mortgage Payments, or your eager to find out if there is any way to keep your home, give us a call and get help from experienced legal professionals who care about the end result.
Bellevue is often considered to be one of Washington’s most affluent cities. And, in many respects its citizens are far better off than many others in the state. Still, no city is immune from financial difficulty. And, the residents of the City of Bellevue are no exception. One need only look the most recent Washington State bankruptcy filing statistics to see that people all over King County, including those in Bellevue, are facing one form or another of financial crisis on a daily basis.
Contact us today and get to know us. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable with our experience and professionalism and eliminate worry as you prepare for your debt free financial future.
Bellevue Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Nothing will ruin your day faster than getting a traffic ticket, especially when you start thinking about how it will affect your auto insurance rates and driving record. If you're reading this, you are likely wondering if there is any way to fight a traffic ticket in Bellevue, and the answer is “yes.” However, it's important to realize that fighting any traffic ticket requires a knowledge of complex Washington law.
Consider how one of our professional Bellevue lawyers would handle a speeding ticket. While the top priority would be to have the ticket dismissed, this may not be possible given the circumstances. In this situation, your Bellevue lawyer would seek to prevent the ticket from appearing on your permanent record. This end result would prevent your insurance rates from skyrocketing, and you wouldn't even have to appear in the Bellevue Municipal Court.
Our experienced Bellevue attorneys successfully resolve hundreds of traffic ticket cases every year, so there is no reason for you to forfeit your hard-earned money without putting up a fight. The best Bellevue attorneys all agree that beating a ticket is never easy, and has become increasingly difficult over the years. However, our attorneys handle every traffic ticket case from the perspective that it can be resolved successfully, which is why do everything the law allows on behalf of our clients.
We charge a low, flat-fee to handle traffic ticket cases that typically runs between $300 and $400. When you consider how much a ticket could cost you just in increased auto insurance premiums, this is a true bargain. Best of all, our Bellevue attorneys can handle most traffic ticket cases from start to finish, which means you don't have to take time off work or interrupt your busy schedule.
Contact a Bellevue attorney from our law office today for help fighting your traffic ticket. We can help you with traffic ticket cases involving Speeding, Following too Close, Second Degree Negligent Driving, HOV Violation, Running a Red Light, Failure to Stop or Yield, and Unsafe Lane Change, among others.Contact a Bellevue Attorney for a free consultation
No matter what legal matter you need help addressing, our Bellevue attorneys are ready to help. Contact our law office for a free consultation and put our more than 30 years of combined legal experience to work on your behalf.
Bellevue is considered one of the best places to live in the United States. Culture, diversity, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities offer Bellevue residents the chance to enjoy the quiet of nature and the perks of city life. This is probably why Bellevue boasts violent crime rates below the national average, and property crime rates that are some of the lowest in the state of Washington.
Indeed, personal safety and contentment play a large role in our overall contentment, and that of our family members. Over the last 20 years, divorce rates in Washington have been dropping. It would be easy to dismiss this as a coincidence, but this has also been a period of financial growth and economic stability state-wide.
This makes sense, as an economy grows, people have more opportunity. In turn, families become more financially stable and benefit from not having to worry about paying bills or being victimized by a serious crime.
In 2010, Washington was reeling from a record number of home foreclosures, but by 2014 the state had largely recovered. This is why Washington and Bellevue are experiencing growth at unprecedented levels. This article shows how declining bankruptcy has helped the state recover, and it's yet another reminder that financial stability lends itself to a happier and healthier community.
As attorneys, we believe that our role is to help people deal with situations that make it harder for them to succeed. Whether this be a serious family matter involving divorce or bankruptcy, or a criminal charge, we have the tools needed to address the issue. The goal with any legal matter is to resolve the situation in the most favorable way possible, which is why we maintain focus on the needs of our clients and their families.