McKinley Irvin Blogs from October 2021

  • 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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  • Common Obstacles When Stepparents and Second Parents Adopt

    Common Obstacles When Stepparents and Second Parents Adopt Although being a stepparent is rewarding, many stepparents struggle when they encounter situations in which the legal rights associated with parenthood don’t apply to the relationship they have with their stepchildren. That is why stepparent adoption is such a major milestone for blended families. There are two common types of adoption in Washington, stepparent adoption and second-parent adoption. Stepparent adoption is a legal process by which the spouse of one of the biological parents legally adopts the child and the ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Caitlin Dennis to our Vancouver Office

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Caitlin Dennis to our Vancouver Office McKinley Irvin is excited to welcome family law attorney Caitlin Dennis to our Vancouver office. Caitlin represents clients in divorce, custody, and other family law matters. Caitlin has over fifteen years of experience working in family law, first as a paralegal and later as an attorney. She is passionate about finding solutions that minimize conflict and stress for her clients. While she works to reach favorable settlements outside of court, she is a strong advocate in litigation when trial is necessary. Caitlin completed ...
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