McKinley Irvin Blogs from June 2016

  • The 5 Most Financially Dangerous Divorce Mistakes

    The 5 Most Financially Dangerous Divorce Mistakes From determining what will happen to the family home to how much is owed in spousal support, divorcing couples have several short and long-term decisions to make that will have a significant impact on their financial futures. Unfortunately, many couples feel the need to rush through these decisions just to end their marriage as quickly as possible. This shortsightedness could lead to an unfair divorce settlement and lasting implications for the future, so it is important to take the time and get the advice necessary to ...
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  • How to Support a Friend Dealing With a Divorce

    How to Support a Friend Dealing With a Divorce A person goes through many major life changes when they divorce, affecting not just their relationship with their spouse but also their living arrangements, income, time with their children, and much more. When the end of a marriage is contested, especially when it comes to child custody or division of property, things get even more difficult. The help and support of friends and family is critical during this time of upheaval. Here are some ways you can support a friend during a divorce: It can be difficult for your friend ...
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  • 14 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Listed in 2016 Washington Super Lawyers

    14 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Listed in 2016 Washington Super Lawyers McKinley Irvin would like to congratulate our attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion on the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Only 5% of all attorneys in the state are chosen for Super Lawyers. Only 2.5% are included on the Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers recognition is given to attorneys who are nominated by their peers for their professional accomplishments. Nominees then undergo an independent research process to select the highest achieving attorneys in each state. Top ...
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  • Can I Get a Divorce Without an Attorney?

    Can I Get a Divorce Without an Attorney? In order to reduce the costs of a divorce, some couples choose to forego hiring a lawyer and instead represent themselves in their divorce case. Self-representation, also known as “pro se,” means that a person will state their own case before a judge rather than leaving it to their attorney. While this may initially seem like an attractive option, the disadvantages can greatly outweigh the dollars which they think they will save. The Disadvantages of Divorcing Without an Attorney Many people assume that all they have to do ...
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  • Should You Forgive Your Spouse After Divorce?

    Should You Forgive Your Spouse After Divorce? Divorces come with a long list of difficult emotions – anger, resentment, sadness, fear, and uncertainty for the future, among others. It is therefore understandable that you have difficulty forgiving you spouse for all the painful experiences that led up to the end of your marriage. After a divorce, there are several situations in which you may still need to communicate with your ex-spouse. If you have children together, you will have to learn to be co-parents. If your divorce settlement orders ongoing financial ...
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