June

McKinley Irvin Blogs from June 2021

  • Splitting Custody for the Fourth of July

    Splitting Custody for the Fourth of July Although child custody plans are supposed to help parents cooperate and move forward accommodating their children’s needs, they don’t always work out perfectly, especially when it comes to spending time with the children on holidays like the Fourth of July. If Independence Day is an important holiday to you, then you should try to reach a compromise with your co-parent to include time for holiday traditions you would like to continue with your children, such as barbecuing or watching a fireworks show. The best parenting ...
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  • Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce

    Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce When seniors and older couples divorce later in life, it is known as a gray divorce. These types of divorce cases have several critical issues that people need to be aware of if they want to protect their best interests during the legal process. In this blog, we explain what to expect from a gray divorce so you don’t end up wasting time and adding additional stress to your life. Financial Issues Financial issues are probably the largest hurdles older couples must overcome during their divorce proceedings. Gray divorces tend ...
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  • FAQ: Father’s Rights

    FAQ: Father’s Rights Fathers are entitled to the same parental rights as mothers when it comes to family law matters like child custody , visitation, and child support . Fathers also have a right to participate in how their child is raised including where they go to school, their religious upbringing, and other important aspects of their lives. However, many unmarried and divorced dads must go to court and initiate custody cases for their parental rights to be recognized. Below, we answer common questions that fathers have about their parental ...
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  • FAQ: Adopting a Child in Washington

    FAQ: Adopting a Child in Washington Deciding to adopt a child is a huge step that will substantially impact the lives of everyone involved. For those hoping to become adoptive parents, it’s crucial to understand the laws for adoption in the state of Washington. Question #1: Who can legally adopt a child in Washington? A: Any person who is legally competent and eighteen years of age or older can be an adoptive parent in Washington. Adoptive parents must also have an approved home study. Question #2: What is a home study? A: The home study is an assessment that ...
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