2018

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2018

  • Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

    Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney David Gross to our Vancouver office. David is not only a seasoned and skilled family law attorney – he also brings years of courtroom experience as a former senior deputy prosecutor in King County. David is passionate about the law and helping his clients overcome difficult situations. He will focus his practice on family law matters involving divorce, legal separation, child custody, LGBT family law, domestic violence, adoption, and issues for unmarried couples. David ...
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  • Why You Need to Be an Active Participant in Your Divorce

    Why You Need to Be an Active Participant in Your Divorce Only you know what you want for the future, so it’s important that you be as involved as possible in your divorce. Your divorce will have a lasting impact on your life, especially in the few years immediately following your split. If you agree to give up certain assets, those are assets your ex-spouse will have control over. Or, if you concede on certain child custody terms, it could lead to serious parenting issues later down the road. To make sure things go smoothly and that your legal actions reflect your wishes, it’s ...
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  • Attorney Jayde Logan Joins McKinley Irvin in Tacoma

    Attorney Jayde Logan Joins McKinley Irvin in Tacoma We are Pleased to Announce that Tacoma Family Law Attorney Jayde Logan has Joined the Firm. Jayde Logan is an empathetic and skilled attorney with a passion for helping families and children. At McKinley Irvin, Jayde will help clients in Pierce County with divorce, legal separation, and family law matters involving children. Jayde received her J.D. from New England Law in Boston, where she was awarded the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship and is a member of the King County, Washington State, and Loren Miller bar ...
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  • Building a Team for Your Divorce

    Building a Team for Your Divorce When it comes to preparing for divorce, it’s about more than just getting your finances and properties in order. Choosing the right lawyer is crucial, not only because they’ll be representing your interests, but they can also help you pull together an invaluable divorce team. Divorces are rarely ever straightforward; they often require support from other professionals. Real estate agents, financial advisors, accountants, mediators, and parenting experts can make an enormous difference in the success of your case. When you ...
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  • Useful Apps to Help with Co-Parenting

    Useful Apps to Help with Co-Parenting There’s an app for everything nowadays, but some may be surprised to learn that there are several applications designed to help with co-parenting. Parenting alongside your ex is not without challenges, so anything you can do to make the situation easier can be an enormous help. There are several applications out there that could make sharing custody or arranging visitation easier for you and your ex. Whether you’re looking for something specific or are simply interested in any new tech-savvy parenting method, these apps ...
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  • Can You Use Witnesses in a Divorce Trial?

    Can You Use Witnesses in a Divorce Trial? When it comes to building your divorce case, there are several methods and resources you can use to gather evidence of your good character. If you are a parent, using a character witness can be especially beneficial when it comes to proving your ability to care for your child. In any case, choosing reliable character witnesses can be challenging, especially if you aren’t sure what role a witness plays in a divorce case. In order to improve the outcome of your family law trial, make sure you know what a character witness ...
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  • Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore

    Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore We would like to congratulate Kim Schnuelle for her appointment as Commissioner Pro Tempore in the King County Superior Court, Family Law Motions Calendar. As a Commissioner Pro Tempore, Kim Schnuelle will be called to preside over matters in Family Court when a sitting Commissioner is unavailable. Candidates for Commissioner Pro Tempore are chosen based on their experience and knowledge, as well as their ability to: objectively identify, analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments; exercise appropriate ...
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  • 7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

    7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America Congratulations to the following family law attorneys distinguished in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019: Marc T. Christianson , Of Counsel Janet A. George , Of Counsel Jeffrey S. Matthews , Partner Elizabeth A. Michelson , Of Counsel Laura Sell , Law Practice Managing Partner David B. Starks , Partner Gordon W. Wilcox , Of Counsel Several of McKinley Irvin’s listed attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers for many years, including Gordon Wilcox (since 1987), Elizabeth Michelson (since 1999), and Marc Christianson ...
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