McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2018

  • Can You Use Witnesses in a Divorce Trial?

    Can You Use Witnesses in a Divorce Trial? Can You Use a Character Witness in a Divorce Case? 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 ...
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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 (since ...
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  • When a Spouse Threatens Divorce

    When a Spouse Threatens Divorce Every couple fights, but when one spouse starts using the threat of divorce in arguments, you might have a bigger issue on your hands. Marriage can be stressful, and disagreements and fights are an inevitable part of life. But hearing the word “divorce” brought up in any argument, big or small, can be terrifying. If your spouse threatens or mentions divorce, when should you be worried about the security of your marriage? Why threaten divorce? It’s impossible to know what your spouse really means when he or she threatens ...
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