July

McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2022

  • Does the Divorce Rate Really Spike in August?

    Does the Divorce Rate Really Spike in August? According to researchers at the University of Washington, more spouses who file for divorce during the summer tend to do so in the month of August. The results of the study suggest that unhappily married couples arrange their divorce filings around summer vacations. The authors of the study attribute this trend to irreconcilable differences that arise right after a big summer trip. Julie Brine, associate professor of sociology, also talks about the “broken promise” hypothesis in the study. “People are discontent with their ...
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  • What Does It Mean to Terminate Parental Rights?

    What Does It Mean to Terminate Parental Rights? Terminating an individual’s parental rights is a very serious matter, whether the court takes away those rights or the parent relinquishes them willingly. In any parent-child relationship, the biological parents inherently have certain rights and responsibilities regarding their children. If, in any situation, those responsibilities are not being upheld, the court may terminate parental rights if it is in the best interest of the child. Or, a parent may choose to voluntarily give up his or her rights, forfeiting any right to ...
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  • 4 Family Law Myths Debunked

    4 Family Law Myths Debunked Just like other areas of the law, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions among the general public regarding family law. When it comes to family law disputes, don’t rely on advice from friends, relatives, or co-workers. Instead, become familiar with the law by using a trusted source. Below, we debunk four common family law myths. Myth #1: Moms Are Always Awarded Custody of the Children One of the most widespread misconceptions about family law is that courts will generally side with the mother in child custody cases . ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support

    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support Child support cases can be incredibly complex and overwhelming, which is why we have compiled and answered some frequently asked questions. To learn more about child support, read on. How much will I pay in child support? Child support payments vary on a case-by-case basis, so the amount you pay depends largely on your income. The court will determine a fair child support obligation based on several factors, including the income of each parent, each parent’s employment status, each parent’s tax obligations, and the child’s ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars We are excited to congratulate the McKinley Irvin family law attorneys who have been included in the 2022 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys included in the lists are nominated by their peers for outstanding professional achievement and selected through a formal review process. Super Lawyers represent the top 5 percent of all attorneys in each state and Rising Stars represent the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who are under 40 or have been in practice for less than 10 years. This year more than half of ...
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  • Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer With Experience In Gay & LGBT Divorce

    Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer With Experience In Gay & LGBT Divorce Divorce is never easy, but there are specific issues that can arise when same-sex couples end a marriage despite the fact that Washington State family law applies equally to gay and straight married couples. To help protect you from these issues, LGBT spouses who are getting divorced should seek out a family law attorney with experience in gay and lesbian divorce. Hiring a lawyer with a reputation for successfully handling gay and LGBT divorce cases can make an enormous difference in the outcome, especially when it comes to ...
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  • What to Do After Losing Child Custody

    What to Do After Losing Child Custody Losing custody of one’s child can be devastating, but it isn’t necessarily the end of the road. When the court takes away a parent’s custody rights, it’s because the judge believes that the child would enjoy a happier and healthier life under someone else’s care. Custody might have been granted to the child’s other parent, or perhaps to grandparents or other relatives. In any case, it is possible to regain custody of the child if you take the necessary steps to prove that you are the best person to raise your child. If you ...
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  • Jack Dekovich Named 2022 Oregon Rising Star

    Jack Dekovich Named 2022 Oregon Rising Star McKinley Irvin is happy to announce that Jack Dekovich has been included in the 2022 Rising Stars list by Oregon Super Lawyers. Oregon Rising Stars represents only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who are under 40 or have been in practice for less than 10 years. This is Jack’s fourth year on list. Jack focuses his practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, legal separation, domestic violence, relocation, and legal matters for unmarried couples. He has also been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to ...
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