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DIY Divorce: 3 Things You Should Know

It’s not uncommon for some couples to choose not to work with an attorney and instead handle their divorce themselves. Sometimes, they hope to save money, and other times, they feel that an ...
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How Blended Families Survive the Holidays

Holidays should be a time of great family memories and warmth. When families become blended following divorce or remarriage, however, the holiday season can cause many to suffer from unwanted anxiety ...
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5 Ways an Attorney Can Make the Adoption Process Easier

Making the decision to adopt a child is an exciting time for your family, but the adoption process can be tricky without the guidance of an experienced attorney. It is important to retain qualified ...
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Does Age Matter in Marriage & Divorce?

When it comes to matrimony, many people wonder if age should really matter. After all, if you truly love a person, should it matter if they are 10, 20, or 30 years older than you? Should it matter ...
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Divorce Trend: The Seasonality of Divorce

Is divorce seasonal? New research from sociologists at the University of Washington has found patterns suggesting that in many cases, it is. Sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate ...
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How to Prevent Your Spouse from Taking Your Child Out of the Country

If you are married to a citizen of another country, have children, and are divorcing or considering a divorce, it is natural to fear what would happen if your spouse were to take your children out of ...
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How a Divorce Can Impact Your 401(k) and Retirement Planning

Most people are aware that when a couple divorces, they must decide what to do with their home and divvy up the bank accounts and other assets accumulated throughout the marriage. But did you know ...
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Am I Liable for My Ex-Spouse's Debts?

Property division can be one of the most confusing and challenging parts of a divorce, especially when there are significant assets or debts involved. While most people are aware that items of value ...
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6 Surprising Washington Divorce Laws

Seeking a divorce in Washington? If you’ve never filed for divorce before, you are likely unfamiliar with the many facets of Washington divorce law. You may have several common expectations: ...
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What You Should Know About Getting Divorced in the Military

When a military family goes through a divorce, they will deal with unique issues that are not present in other divorce cases. This is because military divorces are governed by both state and federal ...
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5 Questions You Must Ask Your Family Attorney

When it comes to retaining proper legal representation during a complicated family matter, it is important to ensure you find the right attorney to handle your type of case. Because there is a wide ...
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What Science Really Says About Kids and Divorce

Every year, roughly 1.5 million children in the United States witness their parents divorce. Many parents believe their children will suffer a wide range of emotional trauma during the process. Will ...
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How Much Child Support Will I Get in Washington State?

Child support in Washington State is calculated using the Washington State Child Support Schedule (WSCSS) to determine how much child support must be paid to a custodial parent each month. This ...
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Does My Ex Get Half My Pension?

If you are earning or collecting a pension, divorce can raise several uncertainties about whether pensions or other retirement assets will be divided between the spouses. In most states, a pension ...
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Are People Happier after a Divorce?

No matter which way you slice it, divorce creates significant changes in a person’s life. On the cusp of major life changes, people often ask themselves, will this be worth it? Will this really ...
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Talking to Kids About Divorce: What You Should Know

While divorce is difficult on every member of a family, children often take the longest to adjust to the changes. If possible, speak with your spouse to agree on what information the children are to ...
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The Legal Rights of Unmarried Couples

Unmarried couples have different rights than married couples. But, if you're living together as an unmarried couple and your relationship is ending, there are steps you can take to protect ...
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Am I Entitled To My Spouse's Inheritance?

People contemplating or going through divorce frequently wonder which assets are subject to property division and which are not. For example, many individuals often question if an inheritance is ...
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14 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Listed in 2016 Washington Super Lawyers

McKinley Irvin would like to congratulate our attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion on the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Only 5% of all attorneys in the ...
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