One of the states in which I am admitted licenses me not only as an attorney but... more
One of the states in which I am admitted licenses me not only as an attorney but also a Counsellor at Law. I best counsel my clients as a supportive but calm buffer during their time of stress and emotion. With over 30 years in practice, I can clarify what seem to be incomprehensible procedures and legal gibberish to my clients, and explain how their facts fit into the legal factors the court w... view profile
I see my job as a lawyer as helping people find solutions to their problems. This... more
I see my job as a lawyer as helping people find solutions to their problems. This means spending time listening to my clients to find out what their goals, fears, and hopes are, and then working with them to try and find out how we can best achieve their objectives. My practice is focused on working with clients who are seeking to resolve their issues outside of court. For me, Collaborative... view profile
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.
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.