Family Law Blog

A little knowledge can go a long way to protect your assets and family relationships. Planning can save headaches and money, and can provide peace of mind. The articles and tips in this section of the McKinley Irvin website are intended to help you understand and prepare for some of the more common issues you’ll encounter in a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter.

Please be advised that family cases can be very complex. The information provided here should not be construed as legal advice in your case.

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Celebrating Father's Day After Divorce

After you and your family have undergone a significant change, you’ll realize that some days are more difficult than others. Father’s Day, for example, can be a challenge after you and ...
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What Are Temporary Orders in a Divorce Case?

Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will have a detailed agreement outlining how to handle each aspect of your divorce. Your settlement agreement can include rules regarding child ...
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Divorce and Self-Employment: What You Need to Know

Every divorce will come with its challenges, but when one or both spouses are self-employed, these challenges may become particularly problematic. For the spouse who is divorcing their self-employed ...
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6 Ways to Be a Better Parent After Your Divorce

Between court dates and discussions of property division and child custody, the divorce process can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. As difficult as these aspects of divorce may be, if you ...
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Where Should I Live During My Divorce?

One of the bigger decisions you need to make at the start of your divorce – or before you file for divorce – is where you will live. Often, the question is, who moves out? For couples with ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody

In the state of Washington, non-parental custody is only granted in special circumstances. Understanding the circumstances that allow for non-parental custody and visitation can be difficult and ...
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How to Divorce a High-Conflict Spouse

For some individuals, being civil during a divorce is simply impossible. Perhaps your soon-to-be ex is confrontational, angry, or even abusive. Whatever the reason, if you foresee constant fighting ...
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Six Common Washington Divorce Terms You Should Know

If you are seeking a divorce, it is crucial that you understand the correct legal terminology as it applies to your situation and your location. In Washington state, the terminology for certain ...
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What to Do if You Think Your Spouse is Spying on You

Everyone has a right to certain privacies, even from your spouse. If you discover that your spouse may be spying on you, you will likely feel your personal space has been invaded and your trust has ...
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What to Do If You Are Blindsided by Divorce

All couples fight, right? But differentiating between those squabbles and the arguments that end marriages is sometimes easier said than done. Some spouses are aware of a mutual loss of love in a ...
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