McKinley Irvin Blogs from November 2014

  • Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

    Can I Afford to Get Divorced? According to researchers, finances are a common factor in many divorces, surpassed only by young marriages and lack of education. Getting a divorce isn't free though, and even if financial differences contribute to your marital struggles, they can inhibit your ability to get a divorce, too. If you are considering a divorce, one of the first questions to cross your mind may be, "can I actually afford to get a divorce?" Be Honest with Your Lawyer When a couple divorces, their living expenses increase, but their incomes remain ...
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  • What Every Seattle Divorce Lawyer Should Be Telling You

    What Every Seattle Divorce Lawyer Should Be Telling You Divorce laws are different in every state, and even vary between counties. If you're seeking a divorce in Seattle, Washington, you need an attorney who can help you understand the ins and outs of the legal process ahead. Finding the right legal counsel isn't easy, though. Strong representation takes more than legal knowledge; it requires the right experience, skill, and insight. Here, you will find several vital pieces of information that your attorney should tell you, even though many legal professionals don't. Divorce is a ...
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  • Do Grandparents Have Legal Custody Rights?

    Do Grandparents Have Legal Custody Rights? Under Washington law, grandparents do not have legal custody or visitation rights to their grandchildren. This was not always the case – Washington once had a statute which permitted a grandparent or any other person to petition for visitation of a child if the child’s parents were going through a divorce. However, on April 5, 2005, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it infringed upon the rights that parents have over care, custody, and control of their children. As a result, ...
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