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McKinley Irvin Blogs from April 2017

  • What Should I Ask for in a Divorce Settlement?

    What Should I Ask for in a Divorce Settlement? The division of property is a difficult aspect of the divorce process. It includes the family home, any other shared real estate, vehicles, funds in bank accounts or trusts, investments, stock options, retirement benefits, pensions, and business interests. With so much at stake, it is important to know what to ask for when in the process of negotiating a divorce settlement. In addition to the immediate outcome and changes to your life, this agreement will have lasting effects on your future. Know Your Case Being familiar ...
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  • Dating During a Divorce: Is It a Risk?

    Dating During a Divorce: Is It a Risk? Once you and your spouse make the decision to divorce, you might think it is an acceptable time to embark on a new chapter and start dating. However, dating while in the midst of divorce could complicate the divorce proceedings and impact custody and child visitation decisions. Before getting back into the dating scene, it is important to understand what obstacles you may face by doing so. The Impact of Dating on a Divorce Dating before a divorce is finalized can have a number of effects on the proceedings. Even in no-fault ...
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  • Getting Divorced While Pregnant: The Legal Issues

    Getting Divorced While Pregnant: The Legal Issues When a couple is in the midst of divorce, pregnancy can be incredibly stressful. While some couples may choose to postpone the divorce until after the child is born, others may feel waiting isn’t an option. Although the courts cannot prevent you from divorcing simply because a spouse is pregnant, you may encounter some legal issues as you begin the dissolution process. In Washington, a baby born during a marriage, or born within 300 days of divorce, is the legal child of both spouses. If one of the spouses is not the ...
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