McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2017

  • 5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along

    5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along When you and your ex have a contentious relationship, it can make parenting much more difficult. Whether you were married to your ex or not, splits can be emotionally difficult and may result in feelings of anger or resentment on either side. However, when a couple shares children, those differences need to be set aside for the good of the kids. So, how can you co-parent when you and your ex don’t get along? To start, there are things you can do to ease tensions and make it easier for you and your ex to get along. See below ...
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  • Divorce Tips: Be Careful Who You Listen To

    Divorce Tips: Be Careful Who You Listen To When you are going through a divorce there are a lot of information sources out there, though some are more reliable than others. With just a few taps on your phone, you can even have an entire stack of legal documents at your fingertips. In addition to the information available online, you are also likely to hear plenty of advice and tips from friends, family members, and acquaintances who have already been through a divorce. With all this information coming your way, it can be hard to discern between good and bad advice. ...
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  • Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office

    Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office We are pleased to announce that Vancouver family law attorneys Lisa Martin and Lisa Ward have joined the firm. Our new team members bring a diverse range of experience to McKinley Irvin – and a fierce dedication to helping families in the Vancouver community. Lisa E. Martin, Senior Attorney, has over 20 years of family law practice experience in both Washington and Oregon. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in divorce matters that involve high assets and other complex divorce and family law issues. Lisa M. Ward, ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Gets High Marks in U.S. News "Best Law Firms"

    McKinley Irvin Gets High Marks in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" McKinley Irvin has been named in 2018 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News–Best Lawyers in two major metropolitan areas For the seventh consecutive year, McKinley Irvin has received a "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Ranking in the practice of Family Law for the Seattle metropolitan area. This year, we also achieved a Tier 2 Ranking in Family Law for the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. What it means to be named in "Best Law Firms" To be eligible for a U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" ranking, a firm must have one or more ...
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  • Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples

    Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other couple, same sex-couples often wish to get married, start families, and live their lives with a healthy dose of peace and happiness. Unfortunately, certain legal issues and long-standing prejudice can stand in the way of family life for the LGBT community. Some of the more common family law issues for same-sex couples include: ...
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  • How Might a Forensic Accountant Benefit My Divorce Case?

    How Might a Forensic Accountant Benefit My Divorce Case? Many aspects of a divorce can be problematic, especially when it comes to financial issues. One of the primary objectives in a divorce is the division of marital property, which includes all the assets and debts accumulated during a marriage. While an experienced divorce attorney can greatly help with property division, when it comes to complicated financial assets, a forensic accountant can prove invaluable to your team. When Is a Forensic Accountant Needed in a Divorce? Divorce lawyers will often seek the help of forensic ...
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  • Co-Parenting & Sports

    Co-Parenting & Sports Many children are involved in sports to build character, learn about teamwork, and simply for the fun of the game. However, supporting your children in their extracurricular activities is easier said than done when you share the responsibility with your ex. Co-parenting your children through extracurricular activities, like sports, music lessons, art classes, and so on, can be difficult at times. You must decide: Who pays for what Which days your children can practice and who takes them Whether you and your co-parent can ...
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  • When Will My Divorce Be Finalized?

    When Will My Divorce Be Finalized? A divorce is officially finalized when the judge signs the paperwork for his or her final decision. At the very least, a divorce in Washington will take 3 months, which is the minimum waiting period. After 3 months, the duration of a divorce depends on its level of complexity. Couples who have few conflicts, relevant prenuptial agreements, or minimal assets may experience a rapid divorce process—typically 3 to 6 months. Others, however, with more complex finances and child custody disputes may take much longer, some lasting ...
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