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Family Law

Family law matters are some of the most serious and emotionally charged matters that you will ever face. There is a lot on the line: your family dynamics, your children, your assets, and your income. There are also complicated legal rules and protocols that can be frustrating.

For over 25 years, Crouse Erickson has exclusively practiced family law in Spokane County, a rarity among law firms in this area. We are now the largest exclusive family law firm in the county.

Intense Case Preparation & Client-Centric Service

Prepared for anything and everything that may arise in your case. The attorney who wins the case is the one who puts in the most time and effort. That’s us. We put in long hours and provide the high-quality work necessary to make a case successful. And our approach works. We have worked with thousands of clients and successfully helped them with a wide range of family law cases. We handle matters as amicably as possible, but we are fully prepared to litigate a case in court if it best serves our client.

Our team is comprised of five attorneys and four legal assistants. We have built close relationships with business valuation experts, appraisers, counselors, and other family law experts. Our extraordinary preparation means we are always ready to tackle any issue that comes up in a family law case. We can step in and assist at any stage of the process.

Exclusive family law practice. Most other firms that practice family law, with the exception of smaller sole practitioners, dabble in other types of law too. We do not. Our intricate knowledge of Washington family law and our numerous resources provide you with the quality, personalized counsel and representation you need.

Our team members have received extensive education and training in family law. We push continuing education and keep abreast of new legislative and industry developments so we can continue to raise the bar in client service. And it shows.

Our attorneys have been recognized as 2016 Top Lawyers in Spokane in divorce and child custody (and for years before that), 2017 Top Lawyer in North America for divorce and family law, have received the highest 10.0 AVVO ratng for divorce and child custody attorneys, and have been selected as AVVO’s Client’s Choice for Child Custody.” Learn more about us.

Client-centric family law firm. We are results driven, and want our clients to be glad they worked with us. We don’t just help you navigate technical legal processes, like drafting documents, filing petitions, and attending hearings. We aim higher than that.

Our team goes above and beyond in customer satisfaction, providing unparalleled service and amenities, from a commitment to build relationships with our clients to our exquisite office with scenic views of the Spokane River. We help you navigate life-altering processes with as little stress and hassle as possible. You should be able to face your future with confidence, and we want to help get you there.

We are upfront about our fee polices and we strive to provide our clients with the best possible result at the most reasonable rate possible.  Because of our extensive experience, we don’t have to “re-create the wheel” on any issue.  We will provide a superior product at a rate that is much lower than what less-experienced attorneys may charge.









In June 2014, Addicus Publishing released the book “Divorce in Washington”, which was authored exclusively by David Crouse. Divorce in Washington is now available at the Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple store websites. It is also available on Kindle, Nook, and I-Books, and at the Addicus Publishing website, www.addicusbooks.com. A courtesy book is always available to all firm clients.


Read our blog and stay up to date about information related to divorce, child custody, and other family law related issues here in Spokane County and throguhout Washington State.

There is No Family Law Issue Crouse Erickson Cannot Handle

Our team has a diverse legal background and genuine passion for helping families and individuals resolve their family law issues. We have the experience, resources, and knowledge necessary to represent clients in any type of family law case. Below are just a few examples of cases we handle:

  • Divorce: We negotiate, mediate, and legislate divorce cases and all issues that might arise, including child custody, child support, alimony, business valuation, property division, and more.
  • Child custody battles: When people understand how child custody works in Washington, they make better decisions. Our attorneys educate, advise, and represent parents facing contested child custody cases.
  • Child relocation: Washington requires relocating parents to notify the other parent before moving. These cases can get messy on both sides. We represent parents wishing to relocate or fight a relocation, helping them protect and exercise their rights as parents.
  • Third-party custody: Our attorneys have helped non-parental family members (grandparents, step-parents, etc.) pursuing custody or visitation with children. We also help parents defend against family members pursuing these matters.
  • Paternity: Whether you are a mother or a father, establishing paternity may be necessary to resolve child custody, child support, and other family law disputes.
  • Mediation: We know how to negotiate and plan for family law mediations – two things vital to your success. We represent, assist, and advise you during mediation for any type of family law matter.
  • Enforcement of orders: If the other parent or your ex-spouse is not adhering to a court order, there are steps you can take to force their compliance. Our attorneys will help you pursue a contempt of court action to compel the other party to follow the court order.
  • Legal separation: A legal separation covers many of the same things as a divorce, but the couple remains married. Our lawyers can help you address all these issues whether you want to separate indefinitely or as a preface to divorce.

Talk to a Spokane County Family Law Attorney

We take the time to get to know you, your goals, and how you would like your case to turn out. We focus on the issues that matter most to you and put in the time and effort to pursue your best interests.

Contact our office in Spokane and schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys. We can discuss your case, answer any questions you have, and help you plan the next steps in the process. We will also provide you with a copy of attorney David Crouse’s book Divorce in Washington, which answers a lot of frequently asked questions people have about family law cases.

Call us today 509-624-1380 or fill out this form and one of our team members will contact you shortly.


Since 1993, family law representation has been our exclusive area of practice. Such focus is virtually unavailable elsewhere in Spokane County and this exclusive experience has repeatedly delivered exceptional results for our clients. Since the firm was founded, our priority has always centered on our clients. Our mission is to deliver results that actually exceed our client’s expectations.

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