2019

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2019

  • The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Why You Should Tell Your Divorce Lawyer Everything

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Why You Should Tell Your Divorce Lawyer Everything Full disclosure isn’t always in your best interest, but when it comes to discussing your divorce case with your attorney, you should always tell the complete truth. The issues of your divorce are personal, and you may feel the need to protect your privacy. If your divorce lawyer doesn’t know everything about your case, however, it could make the process even more difficult. In fact, keeping important information from your attorney will often wind up hurting your case. Before you decide to withhold information from your ...
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  • Understanding Child Custody Rights in Washington State

    Understanding Child Custody Rights in Washington State Legal issues involving children, such as child custody, can be extremely emotional, frustrating, and oftentimes difficult to work through. Parents want what is best for their children – but when they cannot agree about what that looks like, court intervention might be necessary. However, dealing with the legal restrictions and laws in your state can be challenging. Whether you’re going through a divorce, a separation, or are renegotiating a long-standing custody arrangement, it’s important for you to understand your rights ...
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  • Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Gambling Debt?

    Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Gambling Debt? Gambling losses can have a devastating and lasting effect on your life and the lives of those around you. In some cases, a person’s gambling debt might even be cause enough for a divorce. In any case, if you are getting a divorce and your spouse has acquired debt through gambling, you might be wondering what will happen to that debt once you split. Will your spouse be responsible for all of it, or will you be asked to pay a portion? During a divorce, all shared property is divided between the two spouses, and this includes ...
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  • Divorce & Age: What’s the Connection?

    Divorce & Age: What’s the Connection? Can your age play a part in determining whether or not you will get divorced? Statistically speaking—yes, it could play a major role. Nobody plans to get divorced when they marry, but there are certain trends that may indicate a higher likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce if the couple marries at a specific age. Statistics show that millennials and couples from generation X have lower divorce rates than their parents, the baby boomers, which tells us quite a few different things about how age relates to divorce. And, ...
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  • Understanding Your Final Divorce Order

    Understanding Your Final Divorce Order The final divorce order, or dissolution decree, can be somewhat difficult to understand, especially amid the stress of ending a relationship. Throughout the entire divorce process, you and your spouse will spend a great deal of time in and out of court and negotiations, discussing the key aspects of your divorce. During this time, you likely live apart, start to arrange your lives without one another, and learn how to co-parent or divide your other responsibilities. For all intents and purposes, it may seem as if you are ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Erin Blower Joins MI

    Family Law Attorney Erin Blower Joins MI McKinley Irvin welcomes attorney Erin Blower to our Seattle office. Attorney Erin Blower is sensitive to the emotional impact of a divorce or other family law matter on her clients and their families and feels gratified in helping her clients find relief from a personal ordeal. Erin focuses her practice on divorce, custody, legal separation, relocation, and domestic violence. She is skilled in both alternative dispute resolution and litigation. In addition to her own practice, Blower will also work with McKinley Irvin ...
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  • Bezos Divorce: Does Adultery Affect Divorce in Washington State?

    Bezos Divorce: Does Adultery Affect Divorce in Washington State? Since Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie on Wednesday, 1/9, reports have surfaced about his alleged relationship with former TV news anchor Lauren Sanchez. If Bezos was having an extramarital affair, how would this impact his divorce? As the Bezos family resides in Washington state, where Amazon is headquartered, that is likely where their divorce will be finalized. Here’s a look at how infidelity affects divorce proceedings in Washington. Is Adultery Grounds For Divorce in Washington? In the state of ...
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  • Legal Insights on the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce

    Legal Insights on the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce The world’s richest person, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is getting divorced. Today, Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced over Twitter the end of their 25-year-long marriage. The couple resides in Washington state, where Amazon is also headquartered, and where their divorce is likely to be finalized. As Seattle’s largest family law firm, attorneys at McKinley Irvin have been speaking with the media about the divorce and what effect it may have on Bezos’s wealth and his companies. About the Twitter announcement The ...
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