McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2012

  • International Travel with Children: Identification Requirements

    There are specific requirements for international travel. If you plan to travel overseas soon with children, be aware that they may need special documents to enter the countries they will visit and to return to the United States. In this document: Current Identification Requirements for International Travel What about Enhanced ID? Current Reentry to U.S. Regulations Regulations for Obtaining a Passport Obtaining a Passport for a Child By One Parent Practical Considerations for Traveling Abroad with Children Current ...
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  • 32 Shocking Divorce Statistics

    Updated 2020 – Divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since the 1980’s. We took a closer look at specific divorce statistics for age and region, as well divorce prediction factors, the role of social media, and even celebrity divorce rates, to provide an interesting picture of divorce stats in the U.S. Need a Divorce Lawyer? Contact Us Online or Call (206) 625-9600 for a Consultation! Divorce Statistics in the U.S. Most people have heard the statistic that “50 percent of marriages end in divorce.” That stat ...
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  • 4 Lessons We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

    4 Lessons We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces You may not be inclined to take relationship advice from celebrities - but they sure do know a lot about divorce. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce in 2012 has shown us that celebrities handle divorce in different ways, and each high-profile couple can teach us something about the best (and worst) practices of divorce proceedings. Plan Before You Act The divorce between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes took a lot of people by surprise - including Tom Cruise. But Katie Holmes was prepared for her divorce. Instead of rushing ...
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  • 9 Financial Tips for Baby Boomer Remarriages

    As baby boomers venture into the retired life, many are not just calling it a day. Today’s retirees are looking at their retreat as a second chance to fulfill their happiness, and many are finding that in a new marriage. Tips to Make this New Marriage Work for You & Your Finances Because boomer nuptials come later in a well-established life and are typically not their first marriage, there are often more complicated financial issues on the table. Couples should consider the following baby boomer checklist and financial ...
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  • The Globalization of Family Law

    It is no news to you or your clients that the world continues to grow smaller. If you represent emerging businesses, perhaps you have helped your retired Amazon executive perform her due diligence on a cell phone ringtones business she plans to run with partners in India. Estate planning more your emphasis? Maybe you have structured a family trust to handle tax issues related to your United Kingdom-based Boeing executive’s employee stock option plan. Maritime? Litigation is possibly perpetually just around the corner between ...
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  • How Will Your Taxes Change After a Divorce?

    How Will Your Taxes Change After a Divorce? After your divorce is finalized, your tax obligations, credits, and the way you file will all be affected. But the good news is that tax changes after a divorce can be predicted and prepared for beforehand. To avoid confusion and mistakes, make sure you are informed on how your divorce settlement — including child custody, child support payments, and spousal support/alimony payments — will change the way you will file your taxes. How to File after Divorce: Married or Single? Even if your divorce is not finalized until ...
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  • Collaborative Law Divorce: Is it right for Me?

    When considering a collaborative divorce, the most important questions that you can ask your collaborative divorce attorney are, “Is collaborative divorce right for me?” and “What training do you have in collaborative law practice?” Collaborative law practice is a wonderful option for many people, but it's not for everyone. If your case involves allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, or difficult conflict between you and your spouse, collaborative divorce practice may not be right for you. Both parties must be ...
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  • Are You Entitled to Spousal Support?

    Are You Entitled to Spousal Support? What Is Spousal Support Based On? Whether or not you qualify for spousal support is based on one's economic need. The courts generally will compare the monthly income against the monthly expenses of the person seeking spousal support to determine economic need. Will I Qualify for Spousal Support/Alimony? In most states, the court will consider a variety of factors to decide whether a spouse is entitled to spousal support (also called alimony or spousal maintenance). Although the court does consider many factors, for spousal ...
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