August

McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2022

  • Keeping a Vacation Home After Divorce

    Keeping a Vacation Home After Divorce Real estate owned by divorcing couples is typically one of the larger assets that must be resolved. A vacation home is no different. A secondary home is popular among those in Washington State who can afford it. More than one-third of the homes in San Juan and Pacific counties are for seasonal or occasional use . Owners make the trek from Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and other areas to escape their usual hectic pace. When spouses with a vacation home go their separate ways, the property will likely figure prominently in ...
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  • Important Estate Planning Matters to Handle After Divorce

    Important Estate Planning Matters to Handle After Divorce When a Washington couple decides to divorce , much of their energy and emotions are tied up in the process. There are many issues that must be decided, either through negotiation, mediation , or litigation. Estate planning might not be a front-burner concern but should be addressed as the divorce unfolds. Some changes are best made during the dissolution process while others should be left for after the divorce is finalized. Speak with a divorce attorney before making any financial or other legal changes. Analyzing the ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Ranked #4 Best Workplace in Washington by Puget Sound Business Journal

    McKinley Irvin Ranked #4 Best Workplace in Washington by Puget Sound Business Journal Last night, the Puget Sound Business Journal announced the rankings for Washington’s 100 Best Workplaces. We are proud to announce that with a score of 92, McKinley Irvin ranked #4 on the list for midsize companies. This recognition is driven by employee feedback. The Puget Sound Business Journal partners with Quantum Workplace to anonymously survey hundreds of companies each year. Survey results are then graded and scored to create a list of the top 100 companies, and the final rankings were revealed at a celebration at ...
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  • 22 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2023’s The Best Lawyers In America®

    22 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2023’s The Best Lawyers In America® McKinley Irvin is proud to announce that twenty-two of the firm’s attorneys are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process. McKinley Irvin also received six "Top-Listed" designations, which are given to the firm with the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The “Top-Listed” Award designations for McKinley Irvin include: The Best Lawyers in ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Tacoma Senior Attorney Amy Carei

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Tacoma Senior Attorney Amy Carei McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney, Amy Carei, back to the firm. Amy was with McKinley Irvin from 2018 – 2020 and is joining us again as a Senior Attorney in our Tacoma office. Amy will serve clients in the Pierce County and King County communities. She focuses her practice on divorce and custody matters, with significant experience representing families in crisis. She is dedicated to helping families affected by domestic violence create safer, more stable lives. She received her J.D. from Seattle ...
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  • Child Custody Terms Coparents Need to Know

    Child Custody Terms Coparents Need to Know When parents separate or are otherwise not in a relationship, deciding how they will coparent their children is a critical step. A legal agreement – called a parenting plan – must include specific details before it is approved by a judge. A parenting plan is unique to the situation but addresses the following components: Where the child will live most of the time Each parent’s decision-making power for the child Visitation and vacation schedules Child support award How the parents will resolve disagreements It’s important to ...
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  • 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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