McKinley Irvin Blogs from March 2017

  • Can Household Chores Cause Divorce?

    Can Household Chores Cause Divorce? A recent report from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study found that more than half of married individuals feel that sharing household chores is an important key to a successful marriage. Shared chores ranked third, behind the importance of shared interests and a satisfying sexual relationship, and ahead of having children and adequate income. If sharing chores contributes to a happy marriage, what happens to a marriage when one spouse takes on a disproportionate share of the housekeeping burden? Another study, ...
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  • Do I Have To Pay Child Support If I Have No Income?

    Do I Have To Pay Child Support If I Have No Income? If you are going through a divorce and have children, you and your spouse will need to work out a child support arrangement, including who has to pay and how much the monthly obligation will be. However, what if you don’t have a source of income and can’t afford child support? Will you still be required to make a monthly child support payment? The answer is usually yes. Read on to learn how this is decided and what you can do about it. How is child support determined? Child support is determined based on a variety of ...
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  • What Kind of Divorce Do You Want?

    What Kind of Divorce Do You Want? When seeking to end a marriage, it is important to know that there is more than one path to reach this goal. Determining which option is best for you will depend entirely on your own circumstances, goals, and the willingness of both sides to cooperate. Some spouses can work together through the divorce process in a way they prefer. In a high-conflict situation, however, you might not get to choose the divorce process you want. Regardless, knowing the options available can help potentially reduce conflict, cost, and stress as ...
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  • Dads & Divorce: Tips for Fathers

    Dads & Divorce: Tips for Fathers Fathers play a critically important role in the lives of their children and Washington state law recognizes this by providing fathers with rights and tools that allow them to establish and maintain their paternal relationships. At McKinley Irvin, our Washington divorce attorneys have represented numerous fathers in courts across Washington and Oregon. We know how to effectively protect fathers’ rights , and how to provide the counsel fathers need to create healthy, working solutions that protect their both their interests ...
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