Lucy Goss

Attorney · Tulane Law School

Lucy Goss is a freelance legal writer at Nolo, specializing in divorce and family law.

Education. Lucy earned her B.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from The College of William and Mary and her J.D. from Tulane Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and served as Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review.

Professional Career. Before attending law school, Lucy worked as a nonprofit administrator and paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing her law degree, she spent several years drafting legislation on Capitol Hill, working as Assistant Counsel for the Legislative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives. Lucy also served as Assistant Director of Student Affairs for American University’s Washington College of Law.

Divorce and Family Law. As a writer, Lucy’s goal is to empower families to be confident and informed as they navigate through life’s challenges and transitions. Her interest in family law began during law school when she completed a year-long externship with the Honorable Bernadette D’Souza, the first dedicated domestic relations judge for the Orleans Civil District Court in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lucy’s freelance work includes supporting law firms on family law matters. She also served as an intern for the family law unit of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.

Lucy currently resides in Massachusetts, where she spends most of her free time chasing after her two young daughters. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Virginia.

Articles By Lucy Goss

Paternity Issues and Child Support
Establishing paternity is a critical step towards collecting child support when the parents never married. But how does that work?
How Can I Change a Child Support Order?
Learn when and how you can request a modification in the amount of child support you pay or receive.
Do I have to cover up while breastfeeding in public?
Find out how the law applies to breastfeeding in public, whether you have to cover up when nursing your baby, and what to do if you're asked to leave.