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  • Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples
    Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Stepparent's Guide to Adoption
    Families pursue stepparent adoption for many reasons. Blending families is never easy, but stepparent adoption has many advantages and formalizes the relationship between a child and his/her ...
Bellevue - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Case Law - Click here to view all posts
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Celebrity Family Law News - Click here to view all posts
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Child Custody - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • What is a Parenting Plan Modification?
    Life is rarely, if ever, consistent, especially where children are involved. When our jobs, living situation, financial stability, or personal affairs change, it is only natural that other aspects of ...
Child Support - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • What is a Parenting Plan Modification?
    Life is rarely, if ever, consistent, especially where children are involved. When our jobs, living situation, financial stability, or personal affairs change, it is only natural that other aspects of ...
  • What is Post-Secondary Child Support?
    Post-secondary child support, also called post-secondary educational support, is the court-ordered payment for a child’s college expenses. Under Washington state law, the court can order a ...
Collaborative Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • What Kind of Divorce Do You Want?
    When seeking to end a marriage, it is important to know that there is more than one path to reach this goal. Determining which option is best for you will depend entirely on your own circumstances, ...
  • Can Divorced Families be Healthy Families? [Infographic]
    For more information on how to prioritize healthy family relationships during and after divorce: Telling Your Children About Divorce How to Successfully Co-Parent after a Divorce When Divorce Makes ...
  • When Divorce Makes you a Better Parent
    A “ divorce selfie ” went viral last week – new divorcee Shannon Neuman posted a selfie of herself and her now ex-husband Chris Neuman outside the courthouse where they finalized ...
Co-Parenting - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along
    When you and your ex have a contentious relationship, it can make parenting much more difficult. Whether you were married to your ex or not, splits can be emotionally difficult and may result in ...
Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Everett - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 20 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Included in 2018's Washington Super Lawyers
    We congratulate the twenty attorneys from McKinley Irvin's offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Vancouver who have been named 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. McKinley Irvin ...
  • 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 ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
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In The Media - Click here to view all posts
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LBGT Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples
    Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other ...
  • New Legal Guide on Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting & Divorce in WA State
    McKinley Irvin is pleased to announce the publication of our comprehensive online Legal Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting & Divorce in Washington State. Written by our own Jill Mullins, this ...
  • My Partner & I Split Up. Now What?
    Questions and Answers about “Divorce” for Long-Term Unmarried Couples in Washington Ending a long-term relationship is a difficult process whether the partners are married or not. Whether ...
Living Wills - Click here to view all posts
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Marriage - Click here to view all posts
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  • What are the Benefits of Legal Separation?
    Divorce has a heaviness to it that can be intimidating to some people who are unhappy with the condition of their marriage. To completely and permanently end a marriage (and any benefits the marriage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Will Divorce Ruin My Life?
    When spouses grow apart physically, mentally, and emotionally, some choose to work through issues and difficulties, while others find their situations unbearable or beyond repair. For individuals in ...
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Parental Rights - Click here to view all posts
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  • What is a Parenting Plan Modification?
    Life is rarely, if ever, consistent, especially where children are involved. When our jobs, living situation, financial stability, or personal affairs change, it is only natural that other aspects of ...
  • What Are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Parents?
    Child custody is often complicated, but when the parents are unmarried, establishing parental rights can make custody, visitation, and child support more problematic. When two people have a child out ...
  • Getting Divorced While Pregnant: The Legal Issues
    When a couple is in the midst of divorce, pregnancy can be incredibly stressful. While some couples may choose to postpone the divorce until after the child is born, others may feel waiting ...
Portland - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Puyallup - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Relationship Agreements - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 10 Topics Couples Can't Avoid Before Marriage
    Marriage is a big step for any couple. Before taking the big leap, make sure you’ve discussed these ten topics. Compatibility Make sure there is a sufficient courtship period so you are as ...
Resources - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can Divorced Families be Healthy Families? [Infographic]
    For more information on how to prioritize healthy family relationships during and after divorce: Telling Your Children About Divorce How to Successfully Co-Parent after a Divorce When Divorce Makes ...
  • 2016 Seattle Family Law Speaker Series CLEs
    These lunchtime CLEs hosted by McKinley Irvin are free and offer 1.0 live CLE credit. There are a limited number of seats. To reserve yours, email CLE@mckinleyirvin.com or call 206-397-0399. Please ...
  • 32 Shocking Divorce Statistics
    The U.S. Census Bureau found that divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since 1996. Looking at specific divorce statistics for age and region — as well as gay and celebrity ...
Same Sex Marriage - Click here to view all posts
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  • Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples
    Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other ...
Seattle - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 20 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Included in 2018's Washington Super Lawyers
    We congratulate the twenty attorneys from McKinley Irvin's offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Vancouver who have been named 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. McKinley Irvin ...
  • 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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Spousal Support - Click here to view all posts
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Tacoma - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 20 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Included in 2018's Washington Super Lawyers
    We congratulate the twenty attorneys from McKinley Irvin's offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Vancouver who have been named 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. McKinley Irvin ...
  • 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 ...
Third Party Custody - Click here to view all posts
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Unmarried Couples - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Unmarried couples living together: What are your legal rights?
    In place of common law marriage, Washington recognizes committed intimate relationships (also known as meretricious relationships). These are relationships that mimic a marriage and give you legal ...
  • Your Rights When a Domestic Partner Dies
    In the United States, cohabitating partners (couples who live together) have many of the same property rights as they would if they were legally married. However, most of these laws apply to couples ...
Vancouver - Click here to view all posts
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  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
  • 20 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Included in 2018's Washington Super Lawyers
    We congratulate the twenty attorneys from McKinley Irvin's offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Vancouver who have been named 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. McKinley Irvin ...
  • 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 ...
  • Best Seattle Divorce Lawyer