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 came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I... more
I came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I swore I would never, ever, ever, ever do another dissolution. Here, I am years later in a practice that deals with familys in every possible way. In many ways, I am the only lawyer a person will have contact with in their lives. I divorce them, do their pre-nuptial agreements, their annulments, their adoptions, t... view profile
A true Northwest native, Paul F. Eagle enjoys deep roots in the Seattle, WA... more
A true Northwest native, Paul F. Eagle enjoys deep roots in the Seattle, WA community. His desire to defend others probably emanates from his childhood. As the youngest of 13 children, he naturally developed his defense techniques. While growing up in Wallingford, he was educated at St. Benedicts Elementary School and Bishop Blanchet High School. After graduating with honors from Saint Martins ... 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.