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 daughter is thriving. I am remarried. I feel lucky that my husband and I get to blend our children’s lives and build a bonus family together.
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.
I am passionate about the right to access information. Prior to going into law, I worked at an academic library. Today, I am a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. I also am a member of Planned Parenthood Northwest which helps preserve access to non-judgmental healthcare and information for families in our area.
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. 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 and child custody.
I’m a big fan of libraries, yoga and poetry. I treasure every moment I get to spend with my daughter and new family. I adore adventuring with my husband to explore new places, but I’m also happy just being home and reading a great book beside him.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Washington, 2016
- Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
- J.D. 2015
- Selected student speaker at commencement ceremony
- Washington State University, Richland, Washington
- B.A. summa cum laude 2006
- Major: Philosophy, Psychology
- Volunteer, King County Bar Association, Housing Justice Project
- Volunteer, King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor Program (past)
- Member, Freedom to Read Foundation
- Member, Planned Parenthood Northwest
- American Bar Association, Member
- Washington State Bar Association, 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.
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.