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McKinley Irvin Blogs from October 2015

  • Medical Decisions & Divorce: Why Khloe Kardashian Was Legally Responsible for Lamar Odom

    Medical Decisions & Divorce: Why Khloe Kardashian Was Legally Responsible for Lamar Odom By Brent Bohan , Associate Entertainment headlines came fast and furious when former NBA and reality TV star, Lamar Odom, was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. And while Odom and wife, Khloe Kardashian, both signed divorce papers in July, a judgement was never entered into court and their divorce never finalized. That meant Kardashian was still next of kin – and legally responsible for making his medical decisions even though they’d filed for divorce . How did that happen? In many cases, when a person is hospitalized or ...
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  • Unmarried couples living together: What are your legal rights?

    Unmarried couples living together: What are your legal rights? In place of common law marriage, Washington recognizes committed intimate relationships (also known as meretricious relationships). These are relationships that mimic a marriage and give you legal rights without being married. If you and your partner have been together intimately for several years, have lived in the same residence during that time, and possibly have children together, an estate plan, or joint purchases, bank accounts or debt, then you have a good argument that you meet the requirements of a committed ...
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