I am an experienced, aggresive advocate who strives to provide high quality legal... more
I am an experienced, aggresive advocate who strives to provide high quality legal services at reasonable rates. I began my career in Oregon in 1989, and I am a former member of the Oregon State Bar. I was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2004. My practice focuses on family law and misdemeanor criminal defense. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss your case and concerns.
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The... more
I frequently come into my clients' lives when they are at the end of their rope. The resiliency of the human spirit never ceases to impress me. I see my role as first,helping clients first todetermine their priorities clearly, second, developing a plan to achieve as many priorities as possible, and third, implementing the plan, with modifications as required as the case progresses. ... view profile
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic... more
Divorce. Custody. Visitation. Child Support. Relocation. Paternity. Domestic Violence. These are words that no one wants to hear. But if these are issues you must deal with right now, it is easier and wiser to face them with a compassionate and experienced family law attorney at your side. My goal is to provide my clients with diligent and supportive legal guidance during what may be a very try... view profile
I Chair our domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC. While providing the highest... more
I Chair our domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC. While providing the highest level of advocacy in our motion and trial practice,our groupunderstands and strives to provide cost effective solutions and to promote settlement and resolution ofa case short of trial. I reside with myfamily in Mukilteo, Washington, a small coastal community just north of Edmonds.I enjoy the game of golf, as... view profile
After 32 years of practice, certain lessons are learned. One is that I simply enjoy... more
After 32 years of practice, certain lessons are learned. One is that I simply enjoy this work. I like mediating with parents that can work together. It is fun to see them move from feeling overwhelmed to having a sense of control and hope for their futures. I also enjoy the contested cases as they allow me to find ways to deal with an often difficult opposing spouse. In both cases the clie... view profile
Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody,... more
Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues. I can typically get appropriate orders within hours to protect you and/or the child(ren). Feel free to call after hours because I check my messages regularly. I have spent the past 18 years of my legal career (since 1995) immersing myself in the intricacies of ch... 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.
Child Custody Lawyers in cities near Mercer Island, WA