McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2016

  • What I Wish I'd Known Before My Divorce

    What I Wish I'd Known Before My Divorce In our years of practice, we have handled countless divorce cases under a variety of circumstances, but one thing is clear: divorce is a huge decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you decide on a divorce, keep the following things in mind: Just because you are divorced does not mean that your problems with your spouse will disappear. That is why the divorce happened in the first place! Even if you are the one who wants the divorce, you may feel fear, anxiety, sadness, or loss. Divorce is a huge life transition, ...
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  • MI Welcomes New Partner Teresa Foster to our Vancouver Office

    MI Welcomes New Partner Teresa Foster to our Vancouver Office We are excited to introduce our newest partner, Teresa Foster. Teresa is an undeniable asset to our growing Vancouver office, just as she is to the family law clients she has spent over 15 years serving. Teresa focuses her practice on complex divorce, including high net worth property division, custody, parenting plans, modifications and prenuptial agreements. She received her J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and also has a B.A. in social work. Read Teresa's Full Bio Here Read the Press Announcement Here As ...
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  • 3 Tips for Business Owners Contemplating Divorce

    3 Tips for Business Owners Contemplating Divorce Every person facing divorce feels anxiety regarding money and assets. The divorce process can be especially worrisome – and complicated – for individuals who are also business owners. To help you get through the divorce process without sacrificing your business interests, the Washington divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin have provided the following insight: 1. If You Own a Business, Get a Postnuptial Agreement Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement can protect assets in the event of a divorce. Since a business ...
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  • Steps to Procuring an Order of Protection in Washington State

    Steps to Procuring an Order of Protection in Washington State If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking a divorce in Washington State, you may be in need of an order of protection. This blog serves to clarify how to obtain an order of protection in Washington. Obtain and fill out the necessary forms. The appropriate forms for a domestic violence order of protection can be obtained from a civil clerk at your local courthouse, or they can be downloaded online. Fill out the forms and write about any incidences of violence between you and your spouse using specific language. If ...
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