McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2010

  • How Child Custody is Determined in a Divorce

    The court has several goals in deciding child custody in a divorce case. These goals can include, but are not limited to: Providing for the child’s physical care Maintaining emotional stability for the child Providing for the changing needs of the child as he or she grows and matures Setting forth the responsibility of each parent with respect to the child Minimizing the child’s exposure to harmful parental conflict Overall, the court will make these decisions based on what it thinks are in the child’s best interests. The ...
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  • How Do I Get a Divorce in Washington State?

    How Do I Get a Divorce in Washington State? A Step-by-Step Overview to Getting a Divorce in Washington State 1. Filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage The divorce process begins when you file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and several other forms in Superior Court of Washington in the county where either you or your spouse resides. The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is a document you and your divorce lawyer prepare, describing your preferences for property and debt division, child custody, parenting plans, child support, spousal support ...
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