Billie Grissom – Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Dear clients and colleagues:

As some of you may already know, I am retiring effective January 31, 2022, and will be closing my practice after that date. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you in whatever capacity, but particularly in the collaborative law model. I will always be grateful and hold a special place in my heart and soul for this wonderful career and for the opportunities it presented!

While I may be out seeing the world, my email address will remain the same: so you can reach out as needed.

Bon voyage and my best wishes to all!

Billie L. Grissom


Divorce is difficult. Divorce can also be respectful.  Collaborative law provides an opportunity for people in conflict to create the best possible outcome for them while holding their children as the top priority.

Using a team model, the process offers couples a safe and structured environment in which to work together to resolve their dispute and reach mutually satisfactory agreements. The collaborative process can help couples to preserve and promote the best portions of their relationship as they dissolve their union, enabling them to create their own settlement and move forward with the rest of their lives.

Billie’s goal is to help clients through their divorce process with financial efficiency, with their dignity and integrity intact, and to help them minimize the negative impact on their children.

Heated battles and contested proceedings are no longer the only options, nor are they always necessary. There are many choices available today for individuals and families to address the issues arising from their separation. These options include the uncontested or kitchen table method, mediation, collaborative law, unbundled services and traditional litigation.

The collaborative process offers you the opportunity to create your own outcome. You, along with your spouse or partner, can decide what is best for you and your family as you separate. This can also offer an opportunity for healing and personal growth as you move forward with the rest of your life.

Collaborative Law Can:

  • Put control of the outcome into your hands
  • Protect children from the known harmful effects of litigation
  • Build and preserve respect, dignity, and integrity
  • Transform relationships
  • Preserve extended family ties
  • Promote healing
  • Increase the possibilities for amicable resolution

Billie L. Grissom

Billie L. Grissom has been involved in Washington’s collaborative movement since 2005 and her practice is limited to out of court settlement options. She has had extensive training in collaborative law, mediation and other out-of-court settlement approaches for difficult and complex family law matters.

Billie helps couples and families in conflict preserve what is most important to them through active participation that allows them to decide their own future. She is an active and empathetic listener who works to directly address client’s needs. Billie can help you to understand your options and to move forward in life without destroying yourself, your children, or your spouse.