McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2013

  • New Legal Guide on Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting | Divorce in WA State

    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 guide provides an easy-to-understand, comprehensive look into the legal rights, responsibilities, and-especially-the legal complexities that exist for same-sex couples and families. We address questions many same-sex couples face, such as: What legal rights are same-sex couples in Washington granted? How can a same-sex couple ...
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  • 6 Most Surprising Celebrity Divorces of 2012

    6 Most Surprising Celebrity Divorces of 2012 It's hard for any couple to keep a marriage together, but it seems to be exponentially more difficult if you're both celebrities. Between insatiable paparazzi, scads of groupies and months away on set (usually with ridiculously attractive co-stars, see example * ), the relationships of actors, actresses, musicians and athletes repeatedly collapse under the pressure. Of course there seem to be exceptions: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the late Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Bennifer II. But even pulling out those three took ...
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  • How a Team Approach Can Lower Your Legal Costs

    How a Team Approach Can Lower Your Legal Costs Having more than one person on your legal team may seem like a recipe for higher legal bills, but a team approach can actually help you keep costs down. How so? Because it allows for delegation of specific tasks to people most qualified to complete them – and some tasks just do not need to be handled by someone who bills at the hourly rate of your attorney of record. Here are some of the people who can serve on your legal team and help keep costs down: Paralegals and/or Legal Assistants Paralegals can draft many of the basic ...
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  • The 5 most important qualities your divorce lawyer MUST have

    The 5 most important qualities your divorce lawyer MUST have Aside from the death of a loved one, a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. Finding a divorce lawyer can be a daunting task when you’re faced with so many other worries. The lawyer you hire will be representing you for several months, or even a year or more, which means finding the right lawyer can make the divorce process a lot easier on you and your family. When looking to hire an attorney to represent you in your divorce, you should look for someone with the following qualities: 1. The ...
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