Personal Experience. I have experienced divorce first hand. I know how overwhelming and frightening the experience can feel, especially when you have children. One of my proudest accomplishments is having navigated an amicable divorce and successful, long-distance co-parenting relationship with my ex- husband. Keeping in mind how much we both love our daughter, we came up with a creative parenting plan that took into consideration our daughter’s evolving needs, her relationship with both of us, and our three hour geographic distance. Years later, our co-parenting relationship continues to be strong and our grown daughter is thriving.
Work Philosophy. Divorce is an end but it’s also a new beginning. I believe it is important to approach the divorce process creatively and to keep the long-term future in mind. I enjoy helping our clients make informed decisions for their family’s future from a position of strength and knowledge.
Guiding Inspiration and Interests. I am passionate about the right to access information. Prior to going into law, I worked at an academic library. Today, I am a proud member of the King County Library System Foundation, which promotes literacy and learning and supports the King County Library System, one of the largest and busiest library systems in the country. I am also a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association.
Legal Background. I attended law school at Seattle University School of Law in the evening and worked full-time as a family law paralegal. During school, I studied International Comparative Family Law in Madrid, Spain. I also interned for the International Human Rights Clinic.
I believe in serving others and our community. For the past several years I have been a regular volunteer with King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project, providing free legal help to low-income renters facing eviction. These experiences have given me a deeper appreciation of the common challenges humans face everywhere, especially when it comes to family issues such as divorce, child custody, finances and housing.
Little Known Facts. I’m a big fan of reading for pleasure, yoga, and doing DIY projects around my home. I am remarried and treasure every moment I get to spend with our children. I adore adventuring with my husband to explore new places. I also really enjoy just being home and reading a good book beside him.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Washington, 2016
- Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
- Selected student speaker at commencement ceremony
- Washington State University, Richland, Washington
- B.A., Social Sciences in Philosophy and Psychology; Summa cum laude
- Board member, King County Library System Foundation, 2019 – present
- Volunteer, King County Bar Association, Housing Justice Project, 2018 – present
- Volunteer, King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor Program (past)
- American Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, member
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member
- King County Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, member
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Desiree Good and her team members that I worked with; Patrick Aguilar and Terry Coe by far exceeded my overall expectations during my divorce process. She was the third attorney I spoke with before I made my selection of the DCLG firm. From start to finish I was well informed and counseled and the initial nerves I had going into this divorce were dissolved after the first consultation. I will absolutely recommend Desiree Good and the DCLG firm to anyone I know seeking legal support. Thank you once again for your professionalism and support during this time in my life. ~Scott S.
Desiree and the team at DCLG were fantastic to work with. Desiree was knowledgeable, compassionate, honest, calm, hardworking and never gave up. Without Desiree I would not have been able to have the relationship I have with my daughter today. Desiree was there every step of the way throughout the divorce process, explaining options and working hard to a successful outcome. ~ Russell
My situation was a very stressful one and I felt like Desirée truly gave my case her full attention and she asked great questions so that she could get the best results. Also she worked hard on my case and I felt like her attention to detail was an asset in the drafting process. There can be lots of emotions dealing with the ex-husband and she was able to help me focus on the necessary points and not stray. I really appreciate that. She also was available to answer questions and if she wasn’t, she always called back. If you need a hard working attorney who pays attention to details and helps you stay on track , I highly recommend Desirée Good and DuBois Cary Law Group. ~Kasha V.
I’m incredibly lucky to have been connected with Desiree when I needed help through my tumultuous divorce, especially with a young child. At a time when emotions are running high, Desiree provided an excellent balance of support and guidance. More than anything I needed someone who could understand my place as a mother and help shape a plan in support of my family, but also sanity check me on fairness and likelihood of success. Desiree has been amazing through all this, coming to the table over and over with strong strategy and a deep respect for my priorities. I feel very much like part of a team, which has been a critical component to the challenges we face in my divorce.
She has been available to me on all kinds of schedules, and always responded very quickly. She has helped me through ongoing legal discussions and counsel over the last two and a half years, providing a steady voice, and impeccable guidance.
Desiree’s wealth of knowledge and experience meant that even in these unprecedented times, she expertly navigated legal surprises with the latest information and kept close tabs on how courts were handling things. I consider this to be a vital part of what helped keep my family together.
I’ve no doubt that without her, they would have been darker days.
Perhaps most valuable has been the comfort and faith that her support and collaboration has built. I no longer live in fear, and rest comfortably knowing that whatever surprises pop up, I have the best defense and counsel possible. My family is deeply grateful for Desiree, and I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you for everything!
Desirée and Jason-
Thank you so much for all you have done for me, for always being there and making yourselves available. You’ve helped me so much and because of you I was able to accomplish where I am today. I am so grateful, that you were by my side all this time.
Words cannot describe how tough it was for the past two years, but you were always able to stay on top of things, calm and available to listen to all of my concerns. I couldn’t wish for a better team! You guys are amazing.