Empower Family Law
Legal Technician

Based in Washington state, Empower Family Law LLLT offers confident legal services with clear pricing structure and proactive communication. We tailor our approach to your case. We can assist with many matters related to divorce, including parenting plans, child support, spousal maintenance, temporary orders, paternity acknowledgment, and military divorce cases. If you or someone you love is experiencing a divorce-related matter, we encourage you to contact our team.

Give us a call at 509-918-9898

About The Firm

Tired of deciphering court forms? Tired of dreading the bill for your legal services? Tired of waiting weeks for a response to your email or question? You are not alone – Empower Family Law can help you! 

We know the pain and uncertainty from court situations – especially when your family or resources are at stake.  Empower Family Law offers confident legal services with clear pricing structure and proactive communication.

Confident Legal Services

We have over 25 years of civil litigation experience at our firm. With years of experience drafting responses, presenting orders, and communicating with opposing counsel and in courtrooms, Empower Family Law helps decipher the family law puzzle so you do not get lost in the system. Let us aid you in navigating the process to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Clear Pricing Structure

It is frustrating when you are trying to decipher court forms or see your children and do not have the money to hire an attorney. Our firm operates on a flat-fee basis – you will know how much you need for each part of your family law case. If you have to hire for hourly services, you will still have no surprises. A hallmark of Empower Family Law is transparent fees so you can anticipate the costs for your family law action. We offer sliding fee scales based on income, payment plans and accept credit cards.

Proactive Communication

Empower Family Law commits to responsive communication. We maintain strict communication standards to communicate with our clients weekly and respond to any emails within 24 hours. We know court is a stressful process and it is necessary to know what is going on. We know how a simple question or interpretation can turn your life upside down. We know because we have been there. We are committed to helping you through this process.

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What is an LLLT?

A Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) is a hybrid legal professional. We can perform a wide variety of legal services and provide referrals to a licensed attorney if the work is outside the scope of practice.  Legal technicians are not attorneys, but provide many of the same services as attorneys, in a limited capacity.  This model is comparable to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants and how they are permitted to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication to patients without physician oversight.  

Most legal technicians have been paralegals.  All meet rigorous education requirements, must have a minimum amount of experience, and must have passed the LLLT Bar Exam administered by the Washington State Bar Association.  Legal technicians are members of the State Bar and many are members of their local county bar associations.  Legal technicians can have varying degrees of experience, both in regard to total years in practice and within certain practice areas.  It is wise to “shop around” when considering your options for obtaining such services.

Our Services

Include legal advice, preparation of mandatory forms needed for action; and procedural assistance, such as filing and arranging for process service of documents.

Our Services

Empower Family Law charges flat fees for all services, so you will know all costs up-front. We give you the peace of mind of knowing that you won’t receive a monthly bill based on an hourly rate for an unknown number of hours of work—one less stressor as you progress through your family law action.

Mediation Practice

Lesli helps parties reach agreement in their divorce or other family law matter by serving as mediator.  When Lesli serves as mediator, she cannot represent either party or partner.    Lesli’s mediator fees are $150.00 an hour. Sliding fees are available with income verification. 

Lesli practices facilitative mediation.  This is for partners who communicate fairly well, have balanced power in their relationship, and are comfortable with moderate risk.  Lesli sits down with both partners, helps them communicate, and guides them to agreement. 

Lesli completed 60 hours of mediation training with the Northwest Mediation Center.   She has been working in civil litigation for 25 years and is licensed as a Limited License Legal Technician.

Mediation in following areas:

  • Unrepresented party mediation [as the mediator Lesli cannot represent either party directly.]
  • Parenting Plan/Residential Schedule
  • Decision Making Disputes
  • Child Support
  • Paternity Actions
  • Dissolution/Legal separation

Lesli Ashley

Lesli Ashley is the founder of Empower Family Law. Lesli has been a civil litigation paralegal for over 25 years. She was licensed as Limited License Legal Technician in 2020.  Confident and known for her upfront approach, Lesli places a high value on respect, honesty and loyalty – she has instilled these ideals throughout the organization.  She dedicates her time to ensure no matter what her clients are going through, their positions are respected and heard.

Lesli is originally from the Spokane County/Stevens County area.  While she worked in Seattle, she never lost her Eastern Washington personality. Lesli enjoys Spokane’s wonderful hiking and running trails with her rescue dogs and food adventures with her husband.