2019

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2019

  • Can I Change My Mind After Signing Divorce Papers?

    Can I Change My Mind After Signing Divorce Papers? Once a divorce is filed, that’s it—right? Not always. First, it depends on your reason for reversing a divorce: For those who want to reverse the divorce in order to change the terms of their divorce settlement , the options are limited. If the divorce papers have been signed and accepted by the court, you will need to consider filing for an appeal or for a modification of your divorce settlement after the fact. These are issues that should be discussed with a divorce attorney. For those who wish to “cancel” the divorce and ...
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  • 3 Ways Divorce Can Affect Your Career

    3 Ways Divorce Can Affect Your Career A divorce is more than just a personal change—it can alter your professional life as well. While you might be focusing primarily on the emotional pressures and personal issues that come with divorce, there are several practical concerns that require your attention. Often when a person leaves a marriage, this change also means you might have to rethink the way you currently work. For instance, if you work full-time, you might have to adjust to a new role as a single parent by cutting hours. Alternatively, if you weren’t ...
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  • Seven MI Attorneys Listed in 2020 Best Lawyers

    Seven MI Attorneys Listed in 2020 Best Lawyers McKinley Irvin is happy to announce that seven attorneys from McKinley Irvin have been recognized for the practice of family law by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. The following McKinley Irvin attorneys have been included in 2020 Best Lawyers in America list: Marc T. Christianson, Of Counsel Janet A. George, Of Counsel Elizabeth A. Michelson, Of Counsel Jennifer Payseno, Partner Laura Sell, Law Practice Managing Partner David B. Starks, Partner Gordon W. Wilcox, Of Counsel Only 31 ...
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  • What is a Divorce Settlement Conference

    What is a Divorce Settlement Conference Getting a divorce can be complicated, but most divorces settle without going to trial. To settle means that both parties (the spouses) agree upon a negotiated divorce settlement and enter the settlement with the court for approval. As part of this process, the divorcing couple may be required to participate in a divorce settlement conference. A divorce settlement conference is a proceeding used to try and settle a divorce before it goes to trial. In Washington state, depending on the jurisdiction, these conferences may be ...
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  • Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion

    Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion Being a parent isn’t easy, especially when you share your parenting time with your ex-spouse. The two of you may no longer be a couple, but you are both responsible for raising your child with love, consistency, and healthy boundaries. Acclimating to life as a single parent can be very difficult, especially if the divorce is causing your child to act out or if you and your ex have disagreements on how you want to parent your child. Keep in mind that you are all taking on new roles, so an adjustment period is perfectly ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Launches Branded Thought Leadership Program

    McKinley Irvin Launches Branded Thought Leadership Program McKinley Irvin is launching a branded thought leadership program for attorneys called “Did You Know?,” which will be comprised of engaging networking events. On June 26 th , we held our inaugural Did You Know? event at Friends of Waterfront Seattle. This event offered a behind-the-scenes look at Seattle’s changing waterfront—complete with Ivar’s clam chowder and an opportunity to connect with colleagues. Many thanks to Friends of Waterfront Seattle for the dynamic presentation and Ivar’s Acres of Clams for the delicious clam ...
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  • How Are Household Items Divided in a Divorce?

    How Are Household Items Divided in a Divorce? When couples go through a divorce, they must find a way to extricate themselves from one another in a way that allows them to move forward with their own lives. Although the decision to separate from one another is highly personal and emotional, there are several other changes that come with the process, including the division of your assets. In a divorce, the couple must divide their shared property, including everything big and small, from their savings funds to their furniture. Part of the divorce process is determining ...
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  • What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases

    What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases When your co-parent makes false accusations against you, their words, however unfounded, could seriously harm your child custody or divorce case. Whether you’re just now going through the beginning of a divorce or are rehashing a custody issue for the fifth time, any words against you, as a parent, can be particularly damaging. Accusations might allude to child abuse, lying on your legal forms, failure to adhere to custody rules, or other big problems. If you find yourself facing false allegations, make sure you know your ...
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