December

McKinley Irvin Blogs from December 2015

  • Does Adultery Affect Divorce?

    While adultery may be grounds for divorce in regards to a person’s emotions, in the state of Washington (and in most other states), the law does not recognize infidelity as “grounds” for divorce. Instead, Washington is considered a no-fault divorce state. This means that a spouse does not have to provide any specific reasons as to why they want to divorce their partner. A judge will issue a divorce order if the spouse who wishes to divorce states the current marriage is irretrievably broken, meaning the relationship is so ...
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  • How Long Does the Average Divorce Take in Washington State?

    Because each couple’s situation is different, the amount of time it will take for a divorce to be finalized in Washington will vary. The exact amount of time will depend largely on whether the divorce is uncontested or contested, whether there are any minor children to consider, and the net-worth of the marital property. Generally, first-time divorces with no children and relatively small collection of assets will be much quicker to obtain than contested divorces which must be resolved in court. Washington has a minimum time ...
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  • How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

    How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer One of the most important choices that you will make if you are going through a divorce in Seattle is your divorce attorney. There are many attorneys to choose from and it can be difficult to know which one is going to represent your interests, protect your rights and achieve the goals you have in mind. You will, therefore, need to carefully consider all aspects of the attorney-client relationship as well as each attorney’s skills and background. Referrals Before you make any decisions, you should ask people you know if they ...
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