Ms. Goodwin is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association,... more
Ms. Goodwin is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, and King County Bar Association, including their Family Law Sections. She is also a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and Washington Women Lawyers.
I was born in and have lived in the Everett/Seattle area all of my life. I have... more
I was born in and have lived in the Everett/Seattle area all of my life. I have worked as the prosecutor for the City of Arlington. I have also run the felony diversion program in Snohomish County. However, most of my work has been in the area of family law. In my spare time (when I have any), I like to paint and go on motorcycle rides.
I pride myself in keeping my clients informed in every step of the process. I always... more
I pride myself in keeping my clients informed in every step of the process. I always respond to phone calls within 24 hours. I am aggressive, effective, and persuasive in my appearances before judges, and I do not balk at intimidating cases. ----- DISCLAIMER: NOTHING SAID HERE IS LEGAL ADVICE! Read this notice BEFORE you contact me! My posts on Avvo in response to the public's questions... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.