McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2015

  • How to Have a Financially Smart Divorce

    How to Have a Financially Smart Divorce Money problems are a leading cause of divorce in the United States. In fact, most people at least mention finances as one of several reasons for terminating their marriage. While financial disagreements can strain a marriage, divorce will not always ease this stress. In fact, divorce usually results in tighter budgets and increased living expenses. This is because divorce requires two people who share a household income to support two households instead of one. With the help of a lawyer, you can protect your future and your ...
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  • 5 Divorce Tips for Men and Fathers

    5 Divorce Tips for Men and Fathers Men and fathers in divorce cases often do little to protect their rights because they believe that judgments will always favor the mother in these types of situations. While custody laws and other divorce matters can be intricate and difficult to decipher, as a father, you are entitled to certain legal rights that you can exercise. Conversely, this also entails many responsibilities that you must be aware of and uphold in the event of a divorce. Protect your assets. If you have built up assets or gained a number of ...
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  • Three Big Factors That Determine Child Support in WA

    Three Big Factors That Determine Child Support in WA Child support is one of the most common – and contentious – facets of family law. Washington state law takes a variety of factors into consideration to determine how much child support you will pay or receive, depending on the circumstances of your unique family. These include: Custodial Parent’s Income Paying Parent’s Income Child’s Cost of Living Net Monthly Incomes The first two factors that determine child support payments in Washington are the monthly incomes of each parent . According to the Washington Department of ...
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  • The Average Cost of a Divorce in Washington

    The Average Cost of a Divorce in Washington “How much will it cost me to get a divorce?” Divorce isn’t cheap. In fact, researchers indicate that the average American divorce costs between $10,000 and $20,000. If you are looking toward divorce, this may not sound like a reasonable financial endeavor. But here is the good news: Like any facet of your personal finances, you can manage and budget the cost of your divorce . Why is divorce so costly? Simply put, divorce is expensive because it requires a couple to take one household budget and divide it to support two ...
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