2020

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2020

  • 8 Tips for Dating After Divorce

    8 Tips for Dating After Divorce For most people going through a divorce, dating again isn’t the top priority. However, after time has passed and all those loose ends are tightly tied up, one might feel ready to get back in the swing of things. But, what’s it like to be single again after divorce, and what challenges might one face? Following a divorce, it’s important to acclimate to the changes you’ve faced, including your newly single status. However, being single after spending years, even decades married, is far easier said than done. If you’re ...
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  • How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting

    How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting Co-parenting is challenging in itself, but when your ex-partner is displaying retaliatory behavior, the process becomes especially difficult. Parents who engage in vindictive behaviors can be mentally and emotionally draining, and the unpredictability can leave you on your toes. Read on for a few tips for effectively dealing with a high-conflict co-parent. #1: Set Clear Boundaries Individuals with high-conflict personalities tend to cross other people’s boundaries, which is why you need to make your boundaries known. It is ...
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  • How to Have a Happy Holiday After Divorce

    How to Have a Happy Holiday After Divorce If one is recently divorced or still in the process of ending their marriage, then the holiday season can be a difficult time of year, especially if one is still adjusting to the major changes in their life. People who are used to spending every major holiday with their children and extended family often feel sad or lonely around this time of year because it reminds them that their marriage was unsuccessful. However, the holidays don’t have to be gloomy for newly separated and divorced individuals. Below, we discuss several ...
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  • How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil

    How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil Even when a divorce is amicable, feelings of resentment and bitterness can still linger among ex-spouses. This can create major obstacles for divorced couples , especially those with children. Although your marriage is over, it’s imperative for ex’s to learn how to get along if they share custody of their children. While custody exchanges force ex-spouses to interact and cooperate with each other, they can quickly become uncivil when parents don’t get along. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep your child custody ...
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  • Satisfaction & Resilience: Healing After Divorce

    Satisfaction & Resilience: Healing After Divorce Going through divorce is a difficult life event, and it’s important for people to prioritize their health and well-being as they transition into their new lives. Life satisfaction and maintaining resilience are both keys to overcoming and bouncing back from the emotional trauma of divorce. Resiliency is defined as, “a quality in objects to hold or recover their shape, or in people to stay intact.” In the context of divorce, resiliency is a kind of inner strength that allows people to not let failure and various setbacks ...
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  • How to Obtain Financial Independence After Divorce

    How to Obtain Financial Independence After Divorce A divorce can completely unravel both spouses’ finances for various reasons, which is why it is important to take control of one’s money after a marriage ends so that one can secure financial independence. Below, our experienced divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin discuss several strategies for managing finances after a divorce is finalized. Examine & Understand Your Financial Position If you plan to support yourself and maintain financial independence, you need a clear understanding of your personal finances. Start by looking ...
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  • Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom

    Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom When parents divorce or legally separate, not wanting to involve the court or child support system in their personal lives is common. If the parents can prioritize the needs of their children and fairly negotiate a visitation schedule, then court intervention may not be necessary. Keep reading to find out how mediation and parenting plans can be used to avoid costly court battles. Mediating Child Custody Issues While it is never easy to separate from a person your life is intertwined with, especially if you have children ...
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  • McKinley Irvin ranked in 2021 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & Best Lawyers

    McKinley Irvin ranked in 2021 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & Best Lawyers For the tenth consecutive year, McKinley Irvin has earned a Tier 1 Family Law Ranking in the Seattle metropolitan area from U.S. News–Best Lawyers®. Firms included in the 2021 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. “To have the excellence of our work and integrity of our firm recognized by Best Law Firms and U.S. News for the ...
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