McKinley Irvin Blogs from April 2018

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody

    Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody In the state of Washington, non-parental custody is only granted in special circumstances. Understanding the circumstances that allow for non-parental custody and visitation can be difficult and exercising certain rights as a guardian or grandparent can also be tricky. To better explain the full scope of non-parental custody rights in Washington state, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions on the subject. Q: What is non-parental custody? A: Non-parental custody (also called third party custody) is when ...
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  • How to Divorce a High-Conflict Spouse

    How to Divorce a High-Conflict Spouse For some individuals, being civil during a divorce is simply impossible. Perhaps your soon-to-be ex is confrontational, angry, or even abusive. Whatever the reason, if you foresee constant fighting and conflict in your divorce, it’s a good idea to get on top of the issue now. If you are involved in a high-conflict divorce, find out what you can do to make the process easier and more efficient. Focus on Moving Forward It will do you no good to dwell on past hurts. If you are seeking a divorce, then that means you are moving ...
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  • Six Common Washington Divorce Terms You Should Know

    Six Common Washington Divorce Terms You Should Know If you are seeking a divorce, it is crucial that you understand the correct legal terminology as it applies to your situation and your location. In Washington state, the terminology for certain divorce terms may be different here than in other parts of the country. When you sit down with your spouse or attorney to discuss the terms of your divorce, knowing the appropriate terms will help you gain a firm understanding. Knowing more about the different aspects of the divorce process can make it much easier for you to make ...
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