2020

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2020

  • Coronavirus Stimulus Checks and the Effect on Divorce

    Coronavirus Stimulus Checks and the Effect on Divorce By Jayde Logan , McKinley Irvin family law attorney On March 30, 2020 the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced the distribution of stimulus package payments to account for the coronavirus pandemic. Payments are intended for taxpayers only, therefore, most qualifying recipients must have a social security number. There may be a minimal exception for members of the military. Qualifying single adults who have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less will receive $1,200. Married couples with no ...
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  • How to Handle Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    How to Handle Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic As people are being asked to stay home and limit exposure to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been receiving important questions from divorced parents feeling conflicted about how to adhere to these guidelines and stay healthy when their children are supposed to be dividing time between two households. To help ease these concerns, we have put together the following guide about child custody during the COVID-19 pandemic: How does Washington’s “Stay Home” order affect child custody for divorced parents? Whenever ...
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  • Announcing Family Law Temporary Order Arbitration Services

    Announcing Family Law Temporary Order Arbitration Services As the courts are currently limiting and postponing temporary order hearings due to the Coronavirus, McKinley Irvin is offering another way to quickly obtain family law temporary orders that are enforceable by the Court. Family law attorneys can use arbitration to help clients resolve temporary orders in an effective and timely manner during this unprecedented time. In compliance with social distancing guidelines, temporary order arbitration will be held remotely via videoconference or teleconference for the safety of all ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Theresa Lorella Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle

    Family Law Attorney Theresa Lorella Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle McKinley Irvin is delighted to welcome Theresa R. Lorella as a Senior Attorney in our Seattle office. Theresa represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, post-divorce issues, child custody, child support, and modifications. While she is a strong advocate in litigation, Theresa believes in reducing conflict whenever possible. She is specially trained in collaborative law and serves as a neutral mediator in settlement conferences. With her extensive background in mediation and negotiations, Lorella ...
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  • Protecting the Health of Our Employees and Clients is Our Top Priority

    Protecting the Health of Our Employees and Clients is Our Top Priority Due to the presence of Novel Coronavirus in our region, we want to emphasize the importance of the health and wellbeing of our clients, employees, and visitors. We are closely monitoring the situation as new information becomes available, and we will follow guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, and King County Public Health for prevention. To do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, our team is working remotely. For your peace of mind, please note: We are fully operational ...
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  • Financial Obligations of Ending a Long-Term Relationship

    Financial Obligations of Ending a Long-Term Relationship Married couples aren’t the only ones entitled to legal rights after a breakup, at least not in Washington state. Although Washington law doesn’t recognize common law marriage, it does protect the rights of certain unmarried couples through the doctrine of “Committed Intimate Relationship.” Although these relationships aren’t legally recognized, couples involved in intimate relationships can seek recourse in court for property and liability distribution. If you were involved in a committed, long-term relationship and you and ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Child Custody Mediation

    What You Need to Know About Child Custody Mediation When dealing with a child custody issue, trying to reach an agreement through mediation could be a great alternative to traditional court litigation. When you work with a mediator, you and the child’s other parent will be able to negotiate the terms of your custody agreement in a way that best suits your lifestyles and the needs of your child. However, when you don’t know what to expect from the mediation process, it might feel a bit daunting. If you will be handling a child custody case through mediation, make sure you know ...
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  • Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State?

    Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State? In the state of Washington, all property in a divorce is subject to division. However, the way in which your assets are divided may vary depending on the nature of your divorce, the status of your property, and several other factors. That being said, your property will likely not be divided 50/50 in a divorce. Instead, Washington divorces focus on “equitable” division—that is, a division that is fair and just, not necessarily equal. To determine precisely how that plays out for divorcing couples, we’ve delved into the ...
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