Adam is a passionate and skilled trial attorney who brings a great deal of energy,... more
Adam is a passionate and skilled trial attorney who brings a great deal of energy, creativity and problem solving skills to his work as a legal advocate. Adam has represented hundreds of juveniles and adults in a wide variety of family and criminal law matters since his admission to the Washington State Bar in 1992. Adams practice is primarily focused on Child Protection Services (CPS), f... view profile
A native of the Pacific Northwest,Ms. Barker joined the firm in 1986 and is AV rated... more
A native of the Pacific Northwest,Ms. Barker joined the firm in 1986 and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Since Ms. Barker joined the firm, her practice has focused on all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, parenting plan modifications, child support modifications, parentage actions, adoptions and premarital agreements. Ms. Barkers practice als... 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.