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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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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Should You Change Lawyers in the Middle of Your Divorce?

When you commit to working with one attorney for your divorce, it can sometimes be tricky to switch to a new attorney in the midst of your split. Some people may wish to change attorneys because they ...
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4 Tips for Your Divorce Deposition

Some divorce matters require each spouse to go through a deposition. A divorce deposition is essentially a testimony you give to the opposing attorney, out of court. You will be sworn in and are ...
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Family Law Attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards Join McKinley Irvin

We are pleased to announce that family law attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards have joined McKinley Irvin. Our new team members bring unique talents to McKinley Irvin and the clients we serve. ...
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How Domestic Violence Could Impact Your Divorce

When there is domestic violence in a marriage, ending that marriage is usually more complicated than a typical divorce. Domestic violence includes any type of physical abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, ...
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Selling the House During Divorce: Everything You Need to Know

As a couple goes through the process of a divorce, deciding what to do with the marital home can be tricky. Sometimes one person may wish to keep the house by buying the other spouse out, or they may ...
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3 Key Changes in the New Tax Bill That May Affect Your Divorce

By James Stensel President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Reform Bill into law on December 22, 2017, representing the biggest tax overhaul since the 1986 bill signed into law by Ronald Reagan. While all ...
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