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Gray Divorce: Essential Tips for Divorce after 50

More people are getting divorced later in life than ever before. In fact, 1 in 4 divorces now involve couples over the age of 50. McKinley Irvin has published a comprehensive guide that addresses the ...
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Parental Alienation: What Is It, and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is behavioral pattern of unjust dislike or hatred toward one parent. PAS is typically linked to child custody disputes during divorce. PAS was first observed by Dr. ...
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Divorce Tips for the Stay-at-Home Mom

Stay-at-home moms face special challenges during divorce, but judges rarely take these factors into consideration. Finding a job is one of the biggest post-divorce challenges you can face as a ...
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Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First?

If your marriage has come to an end and you are headed for divorce, you may want to know if it matters who files for divorce first. Many divorce attorneys argue that there really is no advantage to ...
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What Does the Court do with Gifts and Inheritance During a Divorce?

If you are facing a divorce in Washington and are wondering if you will be able to keep a gift or inheritance, the first thing you should know is that Washington is one of nine states that are ...
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Holiday Survival Guide for Divorced Parents

For many people, the holiday season causes as much stress as it does joy – especially if you are a divorced parent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately four million divorced ...
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How to Avoid Inessential Spending During Divorce

Going through a divorce is emotionally taxing. Unfortunately, your psychological well-being isn't the only thing at stake; research suggests that post-divorce overspending is problem for many ...
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Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

According to researchers, finances are a common factor in many divorces, surpassed only by young marriages and lack of education. Getting a divorce isn't free though, and even if financial ...
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What Every Seattle Divorce Lawyer Should Be Telling You

Divorce laws are different in every state, and even vary between counties. If you're seeking a divorce in Seattle, Washington, you need an attorney who can help you understand the ins and outs of ...
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10 Obscure Divorce Laws Still on the Books

Divorce is a serious issue, but it can be refreshing to look at it from a lighthearted perspective. In the United States and abroad, there still exist some obscure divorce laws that would make anyone ...
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Don't Get Divorced Without Answering These 5 Questions

You may be considering divorce, or perhaps you have already committed to dissolving your marriage. Whichever phase you find yourself in, we encourage you to answer the following five questions before ...
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5 Advantages of Getting an Annulment

Annulment does not acknowledge a beginning and end of a marriage like divorce, but rather it says that an official union never existed. In Washington State, this type of separation is not referred to ...
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Social Security Benefits After Divorce

As a divorced spouse, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits based on your own or your former spouse's contributions to the system. The Social Security system allows for benefits ...
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How to Prepare for the Divorce Process

Preparing for divorce may seem like a difficult and overwhelming task, but preparation is key to keeping your sanity and ensuring that the process goes smoothly. At McKinley Irvin, our Washington ...
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Six Tips for Communicating with a Seattle Divorce Lawyer

A successful divorce starts with the right attorney, but even a skilled legal advocate needs the right information to handle your case. Communication is the most important factor in a positive ...
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How Living Together Affects Child Support and Spousal Maintenance

What Happens to Child Support and Spousal Maintenance if You Cohabitate During or After Divorce? Couples going through a divorce are often unclear as to what legal effect, if any, moving in with a new ...
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7 Things Not To Do When You're Getting a Divorce

Divorce is a difficult decision — one that often carries profound implications for all parties involved. While in many cases divorce is inevitable, there are certain measures you can take to ...
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High Profile People & Divorce: Russell Wilson's Personal Story Made Public

In April, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson issued a brief statement about his plans for divorce through his football team. Wilson stated simply that his decision to divorce his wife of two ...
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How to Divorce if You are Unsure You are Legally Married...and What to do if You're Not

It should go without saying that a person must be legally married in order to obtain a divorce. If you are facing the prospect of separating from your spouse, but are unsure of the legal status of ...
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Will Marijuana Legalization in Washington State Affect Your Divorce or Other Family Law Proceeding?

On November 6, 2012, Washington State approved Initiative 502 (‘I-502’) removing state-law criminal and civil penalties for the production, distribution, and possession of marijuana. As a ...
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5 Tips for Getting Re-Employed after a Divorce

The prospect of a divorce can be particularly stressful for the spouse who has been out of the workplace for some time. While it may have made sense for one of the spouses to stay home during the ...
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What You Need to Know About Divorce and Taxes

It’s March, and tax season is upon us. For those who have been divorced in the past year or are in the midst of a divorce, it can be more complicated and frustrating than usual. To provide some ...
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How Facebook and Other Social Media Can Affect Your Family Law Case

As a society, we have become more dependent on technology and many of us have developed a strong social media presence. We share our thoughts, our photos, and our personal details on websites (and ...
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How to Retrieve Your Personal Items During a Divorce

A common source of tension and confusion for couples going through a divorce concerns the disposition of personal items that remain in the formerly shared marital residence during the course of ...
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5 situations when you really need a Seattle family attorney

There are situations when the assistance of a family law attorney can provide you with more options, better information, or other advantages that you may not have if you act on your own. Having ...
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