June

McKinley Irvin Blogs from June 2017

  • Vicki Oslund Joins McKinley Irvin as Senior Attorney in Everett

    Vicki Oslund Joins McKinley Irvin as Senior Attorney in Everett McKinley Irvin is thrilled to welcome Senior Attorney Vicki L. Oslund to our Everett office. Vicki is a respected attorney in the family law community with more than 19 years of experience in Snohomish County. Respected by her clients and peers for her compassion and professionalism, Vicki is an incredible asset to our firm and the families she represents. At McKinley Irvin, her practice is focused on family law matters, especially those involving high-value property, business, and financial distributions. In addition to ...
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  • What is Post-Secondary Child Support?

    What is Post-Secondary Child Support? Post-secondary child support, also called post-secondary educational support, is the court-ordered payment for a child’s college expenses. Under Washington state law, the court can order a divorced parent to pay for some or all of their child’s secondary education expenses, including not only colleges, but trade schools, vocational schools, and sometimes even graduate school. Post-secondary support for your child’s education can be determined in two ways: First, it can be included in your divorce and custody agreement. Both ...
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  • What Happens if You Lie About Your Finances in a Divorce?

    What Happens if You Lie About Your Finances in a Divorce? At the beginning of a divorce, each party is asked to fill out a financial affidavit. This formal document is typically required in divorce litigation, because it provides the official information about the finances of each spouse, allowing the court to fairly divide assets, award alimony, and make other important decisions. In some cases, individuals lie about their finances, omitting important information or misrepresenting their financial status. Lying on formal court documents is never a good idea, especially where money ...
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  • 20 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Named 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    20 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Named 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Congratulations to the 20 attorneys from our Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, and Vancouver offices who have been recognized this year as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Only 5 percent of all Washington attorneys are listed as Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent are listed as Rising Stars. More than half of the Washington family law attorneys at McKinley Irvin have been selected in 2017. 2017 Washington Super Lawyers: Laura Carlsen, Senior Attorney Marc Christianson, Law Practice Managing Partner Janet A. George, Of Counsel ...
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  • What Are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Parents?

    What Are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Parents? Child custody is often complicated, but when the parents are unmarried, establishing parental rights can make custody, visitation, and child support more problematic. When two people have a child out of wedlock, custody of the child is immediately awarded to the mother, though the father may pursue custody for a variety of reasons. To better understand your rights as a parent, we’ve outlined some of the general rules relating to the custody of children of unmarried parents. The Mother’s Rights Unmarried and married parents ...
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