McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2017

  • What Happens in the Middle of the Divorce Process?

    What Happens in the Middle of the Divorce Process? When considering divorce, people typically have questions and concerns about how to get started and how to obtain the resolutions they want. These are important issues. However, understanding what happens during the divorce process (from the time you file to when the divorce is finalized) is also important and sometimes overlooked. Our Washington divorce attorneys at McKinley Irvin feel it is in a client’s best interest to understand how a wide range of issues and consequences that arise from divorce are handled, which is ...
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  • Gray Divorce: Ending Marriage Later in Life

    Gray Divorce: Ending Marriage Later in Life The idea of divorce often conjures up images of young couples deciding to call it quits after discovering they don’t get along after all. While this is certainly true in some cases, statistics show that gray divorces are gaining momentum far faster than younger divorces. What is gray divorce? A gray divorce is a divorce that occurs when one or both spouses are over the age of 50, or the marriage has existed for at least 20 years. Some experts believe gray divorce is on the rise because many people’s financial situations have ...
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  • Changing Beneficiary Designations After Divorce

    Changing Beneficiary Designations After Divorce When experiencing the challenges of a divorce, it can be difficult to focus on many practical implications you will need to consider. One important issue that is often forgotten is the updating of key documents and policies to reflect your new status. Part of this involves financial housekeeping and the need to revisit life insurance policies, pensions, retirement plans, and other legal instruments for which a beneficiary is named. In many cases, a person will designate their spouse as a beneficiary. In event of a divorce, ...
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