McKinley Irvin Blogs from September 2015

  • 5 Unusual Facts about Family Law in Washington State

    5 Unusual Facts about Family Law in Washington State The laws that govern family rights and relationships – marriages, partnerships, parent/child – are pretty similar in most states. However, each state usually has a few quirks in how they apply those laws. Here are a few of the surprises you’ll find in Washington State: Domestic partnerships converted to marriages In June of 2014, after the legalization of same-sex marriages in Washington, the state transferred all registered domestic partnerships into legal marriages. The only exceptions were for couples with one person over ...
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  • What Assets are (and are Not) Divided in a Washington Divorce?

    What Assets are (and are Not) Divided in a Washington Divorce? Part of the process of going through a divorce is dividing property, but it can be difficult to determine what assets are considered eligible. Property falls under the category of either community property or separate property. Community property is subject to division while separate property usually remains the property of the one spouse who owns it. Community property A divorce attorney in Seattle would explain to you that under Washington law, community property is considered that which has been acquired throughout the ...
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  • When Divorce Makes You a Better Parent

    When Divorce Makes You a Better Parent A “ divorce selfie ” went viral last week – new divorcee Shannon Neuman posted a selfie of herself and her now ex-husband Chris Neuman outside the courthouse where they finalized their divorce, with a message: …it's possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex (which we have felt at times on the journey but for the record we do actually like each other). Nice work #teamneuman #divorceselfie This couple’s photo and message has received widespread attention for its positivity and optimism. It is also ...
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