McKinley Irvin Blogs from March 2015

  • Anatomy of a Divorce

    Anatomy of a Divorce The factors that lead to divorce are not always obvious. Or are they? If divorce is on your mind, the right knowledge can go a long way to help you achieve a positive outcome. FURTHER READING ON DIVORCE More Divorce Statistics How to Prepare For the Divorce Process Why and When You Need a Divorce Lawyer How to Find a Divorce Lawyer
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  • An Overview of the Financial Effects of Divorce

    An Overview of the Financial Effects of Divorce Divorce will affect every facet of your life, including your finances. Before you file, it is important to understand how the separation will influence your financial standing. Although your personal living expenses may decrease somewhat when you and your spouse part ways, your finances will probably need time to recover — divorce still requires you to divide one household income to support two new households. Financial Factors to Consider During Divorce Researchers estimate that, in the United States, the average divorce ...
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  • Your Rights When a Domestic Partner Dies

    Your Rights When a Domestic Partner Dies In the United States, cohabitating partners (couples who live together) have many of the same property rights as they would if they were legally married. However, most of these laws apply to couples who are breaking up. If a partner dies, these property rights may not transfer to the surviving partner unless the other partner had an estate plan or the couple filed for a State Registered Domestic Partnership (SRDP). Factors to Consider If you lost a partner and were unmarried, you probably have concerns about his / her estate ...
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  • New Legal Services Coming to Family Law in Washington

    New Legal Services Coming to Family Law in Washington In 2012, the Washington Supreme Court adopted APR 28, the Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians, an order intended to provide expanded access to justice for the citizens of Washington State. This rule authorizes qualified non-lawyers to engage in activities that fall within the definition of the “practice of law.” This rule will go into effect in 2015, specifically in the practice of Family Law. As of February 2015, Washington is the only state in the nation to have passed an LLLT system. Let’s answer ...
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