McKinley Irvin Blogs from September 2016

  • 6 Surprising Washington Divorce Laws

    6 Surprising Washington Divorce Laws Seeking a divorce in Washington? If you’ve never filed for divorce before, you are likely unfamiliar with the many facets of Washington divorce law. You may have several common expectations: “I want to get this over quickly.” “I will have to pay alimony.” “I will get preference in court because my spouse cheated on me.” “I will not have to pay child support because I don’t make enough money.” You may be surprised to find out that the reality is quite a bit different. Here are six Washington divorce laws that you should be ...
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  • What You Should Know About Getting Divorced in the Military

    What You Should Know About Getting Divorced in the Military When a military family goes through a divorce, they will deal with unique issues that are not present in other divorce cases. This is because military divorces are governed by both state and federal laws. It is important to understand some of the complex legal issues that arise during military divorces so that you can make informed decisions during the divorce process. Keep this information in mind: Military members cannot begin divorce proceedings while on duty. Active-duty service members are protected from divorce ...
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  • 6 Ways to Rebuild Your Social Life After a Divorce

    6 Ways to Rebuild Your Social Life After a Divorce Divorce can bring about significant changes not only in your marital status, but also to relationships with others. Divorced people often find that their social circles change when they no longer share meaningful ties with an ex’s family or friends. If you are recently divorced, here’s what you can do to begin rebuilding your social life: Seek the comfort and support of close friends. Look to those who have been a solid source of comfort and support during your divorce. It is important to nurture these relationships, ...
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  • 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Family Attorney

    5 Questions You Must Ask Your Family Attorney When it comes to retaining proper legal representation during a complicated family matter, it is important to ensure you find the right attorney to handle your type of case. Because there is a wide range of family law-related matters, such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, parenting plan modifications, relocation, and more, it is crucial that you find a lawyer who has experience handling cases similar to yours. For this reason, it is wise to ask your potential family lawyer the following questions: ...
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  • What Science Really Says About Kids and Divorce

    What Science Really Says About Kids and Divorce Every year, roughly 1.5 million children in the United States witness their parents divorce. Many parents believe their children will suffer a wide range of emotional trauma during the process. Will divorce hurt my child? How will divorce affect my kids? This is why we’ve all heard of couples who choose to stay in unhappy marriages “for the kids.” However, studies have shown that very few children experience serious problems after divorce – and that there are ways to make the process easier on children. Children Recover ...
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