October

McKinley Irvin Blogs from October 2020

  • Divorce and COVID-19: Making Halloween Fun for Kids

    Divorce and COVID-19: Making Halloween Fun for Kids This year, many parents will not be trick-or-treating with their children on Halloween and will instead stay home to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19. On top of the pandemic, parents who have recently gone through a divorce and alternate custody on holidays may be concerned that their children will struggle with so much change. While Halloween may look different this year, the following tips can help you keep your kids safe and still have fun. Each of the activities we discuss below can easily be used by the parent who ...
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  • What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial?

    What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial? The trial is the very last step in any divorce process, which means there are plenty of opportunities to avoid trial altogether. Mediation and settlement options can help resolve the details of a divorce without presenting the case in court, but this isn’t always a viable option for every couple. You can learn about alternatives to trial here . If you and your spouse are unable to resolve your differences through a settlement, you will have to go to trial to resolve any open-ended issues in your divorce. However necessary it ...
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  • Common Issues When Seniors Get Divorced

    Common Issues When Seniors Get Divorced The divorce rate among people over the age of 55 has significantly increased over the last few decades, according to The Wall Street Journal . Whether it’s because divorce is more acceptable now than it was in the past or because more elderly couples are running into unresolvable issues during retirement, many factors are contributing to the high divorce rate among seniors. While divorce is never easy, it can be uniquely challenging for seniors. Here are four things to consider if you are getting divorced late in life. #1: ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver Office

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver Office McKinley Irvin is excited to welcome family law attorney Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver office. Eric represents clients in divorce, custody, and other family law matters. As a father of four, family is the most important aspect of Eric’s life. As an attorney, he understands the difficulties his clients face not only legally, but emotionally, when faced with a divorce or child custody situation. Helping clients in those situations is one of the reasons he chose to practice family law. Eric is dedicated to helping families that ...
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  • Making a Parenting Plan for Halloween

    Making a Parenting Plan for Halloween Halloween is quickly approaching and for some divorced and separated couples , this means determining a co-parenting schedule. However, because Halloween is the type of holiday that people generally celebrate for just one evening, planning can be especially hard for co-parents. Below, we discuss some of the strategies co-parents use to divide time fairly with their children on Halloween. Review Provisions in the Existing Parenting Plan Although the details of a parenting plan are unique, there is usually a section within the ...
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  • Why You Need a Parenting Plan and How to Do It Right

    Why You Need a Parenting Plan and How to Do It Right Being a parent is no easy task, especially when you’re going through a separation or divorce. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to make the transition easier on yourself and your children. The most beneficial thing you can do is craft a parenting plan that establishes a clear, fair schedule for both parents and, most importantly, the children. If you are going through a divorce or separation and you require the use of a parenting plan, make sure you know how these documents work and find out what you can do to ...
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  • Three Benefits of Seeking Therapy During Divorce

    Three Benefits of Seeking Therapy During Divorce Divorce is a major change in your life that can cause a substantial amount of stress. We know that the outcome of your divorce will impact your future and your family’s future, which is why we urge individuals to seek therapy during his time to help them manage powerful emotions like pain, anger, sadness, and fear. Although many people are reluctant to see a therapist, doing so can help you process complex feelings you have regarding the divorce process. Benefit #1: Support to Help You Cope with Stress The stress of your ...
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