McKinley Irvin Blogs from December 2016

  • Initiating Divorce During the Holidays

    Initiating Divorce During the Holidays It’s not uncommon for a person or couple to decide to divorce around the holidays. Many do choose to wait until after the new year to file, which is why there are typically a lot more divorce petitions filed in January. However, if you have decided to proceed with the divorce during the holiday season, there are some things you should consider. Our Washington divorce lawyers have put together a few tips to help you survive the holidays while also dealing with the prospect of divorce. If you are considering initiating divorce ...
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  • How You May Be Sabotaging Yourself in a Divorce

    How You May Be Sabotaging Yourself in a Divorce In a divorce, there is a fine line between zealously protecting yourself during proceedings (even if things seem to be going amicably) and becoming too aggressive. Aggressive behaviors are often the catalyst of lengthy and contentious legal battles, while, in fact, most divorce cases are settled outside of court through negotiation or using tools such as mediation to find solutions to issues in a non-adversarial manner. Even in the face of major disagreements, remember there are ways you can avoid sabotaging yourself and ...
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  • DIY Divorce: 3 Things You Should Know

    DIY Divorce: 3 Things You Should Know It’s not uncommon for some couples to choose not to work with an attorney and instead handle their divorce themselves. Sometimes, they hope to save money, and other times, they feel that an attorney isn’t necessary. However, in most cases, a do-it-yourself divorce isn’t the best plan – for reasons you may not realize at the time. Planning a DIY divorce? Here are three things you should consider: Divorce takes time. Do you have the time it will take to research Washington divorce laws, gather all the necessary documentation, ...
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