2019

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2019

  • 8 Things You Should Never Do During a Divorce

    8 Things You Should Never Do During a Divorce Worried about what you should or shouldn’t do during your divorce? The divorce process can be complex, stressful, and intimidating, and determining the right choice at every crossroads can be exceedingly difficult. Between child custody battles, spousal support negotiations, and property division, you’ll certainly have your hands full once everything is underway. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to improve your circumstances and protect your interests. To make navigating this tricky road a bit easier, we’ve ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Listed in 2020's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News

    McKinley Irvin Listed in 2020's For the ninth consecutive year, McKinley Irvin has earned a Tier 1 Family Law Ranking in the Seattle metropolitan area from U.S. News–Best Lawyers®. The 2020 listing also marks our third year to achieve a ranking in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. The annual “Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® identifies the nation’s highest-performing law firms through a comprehensive selection process that includes peer reviews addressing the abilities, professionalism, and integrity of a firm. In ...
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  • Who Has Child Custody When Parents Are Unmarried?

    Who Has Child Custody When Parents Are Unmarried? Ending a relationship is always challenging, especially when you and your significant other share children together. Unfortunately, figuring out how to divide parenting time isn’t nearly as easy as it is to determine who gets to keep the silverware or the furniture. If you are dealing with a child custody issue after a break-up, you have to consider each parent’s parental rights, their relationship with your child, and several other factors. If you are trying to figure out what will happen to your child custody arrangement ...
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  • Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland

    Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland McKinley Irvin welcomes our newest family law attorney, Courtney Bellio, to the firm’s Portland office. Courtney represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, parenting plan modifications, and relocation. We are pleased to bring such a strong advocate to our growing Portland team. Courtney is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon and will serve clients from our downtown Portland office, located at 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1810. Read Courtney’s full ...
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  • MI Welcomes New Partner Cameron Fleury in our Tacoma Office

    MI Welcomes New Partner Cameron Fleury in our Tacoma Office We are pleased to welcome Cameron Fleury as a partner to McKinley Irvin. With over 25 years practicing family law in addition to his experience as a mediator and pro tempore Superior Court Commissioner in Pierce County, Cameron has earned his reputation as one of the region’s premier family law attorneys. Cameron will focus his practice at McKinley Irvin on divorce matters involving financially complex estates with significant assets, high-value property, and/or business interests. He is also deeply committed to protecting ...
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  • Child Support Rules for Military Families

    Child Support Rules for Military Families All parents are financially responsible for their children in some regard, but military parents have a specific obligation to provide for their families. There are several laws in place designed to protect children and ensure that they receive the support they need so that they enjoy a healthy, prosperous childhood. Military service members are held to an even higher standard and are subject to punishment from their commanding officer if they fail to provide for their families. This applies to military parents who have ...
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  • Can I Date While I’m Going Through a Divorce?

    Can I Date While I’m Going Through a Divorce? Choosing to date before your divorce is finalized can be a tricky call, especially because you aren’t necessarily right or wrong one way or another. Everyone moves on in different ways and at different speeds, and some people take longer to “get back out there” than others. However, it is important to be mindful of how quickly you do decide to move on because dating during the divorce or separation process can bring about additional problems and challenges. If you are considering dating during your divorce or legal ...
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  • 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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