McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2022

  • Is There a Link Between Divorce and Depression?

    Is There a Link Between Divorce and Depression? A divorce is a highly challenging process, and it can bring about very strong emotional responses. In several individuals, divorce can even prompt issues with depression. Medical depression is very serious, and it’s important to understand that it can sometimes be caused by extremely traumatizing or difficult situations, such as divorce. Some people may be completely blindsided by their spouse’s request for a divorce, and dealing with that news can be heartbreaking and tough to accept. Even the spouse who acted as the ...
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  • Handling Summertime Parenting Plan Violations

    Handling Summertime Parenting Plan Violations School is out for summer, and children around the U.S. are celebrating not having homework, staying up later, and spending more time with friends. The carefree days of summer, however, do not absolve co-parents from following their parenting plans. Co-parents must follow an agreed-upon or court-ordered parenting plan outlining how summer vacations are handled. Violating the agreement has consequences. Address Violations Informally First Parenting plans are legally enforceable plans for parents and their children. The plans ...
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  • Planning for the Kids' College Education After Divorce

    Planning for the Kids' College Education After Divorce Parents can have very different ideas about college regardless of the status of their marriage. However, these differences of opinion can become more divisive once a marriage has ended and the ex-spouses have started new lives and, possibly, new families. Planning for post-secondary education in the context of a divorce is further complicated by the fact that not all states will order a parent to pay support to a child after the child reaches the age of majority. The following are three essential steps that you should take ...
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  • Attorney Kelsey Dodds Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

    Attorney Kelsey Dodds Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver McKinley Irvin welcomes our newest family law attorney, Kelsey Dodds, to the firm’s Vancouver office. A Washington native, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree at Washington State University before heading to Oregon to attend Willamette College of Law. Kelsey will represent clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, and domestic violence matters. She has a talent for litigation and is known for her strong courtroom demeaner. We are pleased to bring such a strong advocate ...
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  • Four Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney

    Four Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney Finding the right attorney to handle your family law case can heavily impact the outcome. That is why it’s crucial to ask the right questions during the initial consultation. When meeting with an attorney, it’s important to take the time to discuss all of your concerns regarding the case, so don’t be afraid to ask about what you want and need from their firm. Unaddressed issues could have serious repercussions for your case in the long term. Here are four questions you should ask a family law attorney before hiring them. ...
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