Ascher & Denton, Olympia Family Law 360-357-8669 2401 Bristol Ct. SW #A-101, Olympia

Family Law done right

Family law done right

Ascher & Denton - we are ready to help you through your family law case.

Welcome to the Ascher & Denton web site. Thanks for visiting. We truly enjoy our work. Let us know how we can help you. Since 1990, ...

Since 1990, Ascher & Denton lawyers have been achieving the best family outcomes with minimal conflict and expense.

Located in Olympia, Washington, we provide compassionate and considered advice and representation in all areas of family law, with the philosophy that respect and sensible negotiation …

Kaylene Petitt, Law Clerk

Formerly Legal Assistant (2008-2015)

Now a Law Clerk (2015-2019)

Future Attorney (in about 2020)

In Janurary of 2008, Kaylene started as a legal assistant with Ascher & Denton. Armed with her Bachelor's Degree from The Evergreen State College, emphasizing United States History and Visual Arts and great life skills, Kaylene has blossomed in her law office careers. Through many life changes and through many many residence moves, Kaylene has been a crucial part of the Ascher & Denton team. Kaylene's compassionate and careful, clear approach to helping clients and helping to run the business side of this firm make her a wonderful asset and a really enjoyable person to get help from.

In mid 2015, Kaylene started her four year course of study as a Law Clerk (with Melissa Denton's mentoring) to become an attorney with this firm.

She also enjoys cooking and sharing delicious food, taking pictures of her cat, and being a newlywed.

James Ascher, Retired Attorney

Jim Ascher and Melissa Denton joined their individual law firms in 1995. At their first business meeting, Jim made a solemn announcement: "We have good news and we have bad news." Melissa asked for the good news. "The good news is - we qualify for food stamps."

Fortunately, Jim was kidding and a very enjoyable law practice has continued ever since. Jim is still in touch frequently, but he retired fully from the practice of law at the end of 2014.

Jim's former careers in network news and with the US Foreign Service certainly added spice to the mix and his wise advice and good humor still add to the quality of this law firm.

Traci Zawlocki, Books & Business

Traci came to work with Ascher & Denton in 2015, in the nick of time. She has an accounting degree and is a registered agent with the IRS and knows all things numbers and business finance. Her part time work to help keep the Ascher & Denton ship running right is greatly appreciated and her abilities with calculating may be called upon even more in the future as we make sure to get the numbers perfectly right in every case as well as in our business operations.

call us at: 360-357-8669

email us at: ascherdent*at*gmail.com (substitute @ for the *at*)

find us at: 2401 Bristol Ct. SW #A-101, Olympia, WA 98512

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Our Philosophy

Clear and simple, we take the high road

Ascher & Denton, PLLC was created with some very clear goals in mind. We feel it is vitally important to assist our clients through controversies involving the legal system at the least cost to the client, financially and emotionally. Treating each other and others with respect is paramount. Compassion is important, as is clear thinking and honesty. We believe that inflicting unneeded costs (or pain) ...

We do listen carefully...

We only do family law

A clear focus makes us better

Many attorneys run screaming rather than practicing in this area of law because it takes a special kind of personality (not common among those who become lawyers) to communicate compassionately with very upset people. Not only is it vital for us to understand and help emotionally distressed people, but we have to keep a professional distance from their problems so we can be a smart outsider who does not...

Divorce can be less painful

Doing things right in the first place saves a lot of pain and expense. That's our job.

The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. The compassionate attorneys at Ascher & Denton, PLLC help ease the legal strain of divorce so you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your family.

With more than 25 years of experience...