McKinley Irvin Blogs from December 2023

  • When Can Support Payments be Modified in Washington?

    When Can Support Payments be Modified in Washington? In Washington, support payments, whether child or spousal, are not necessarily fixed indefinitely. The law recognizes that life circumstances can change, sometimes drastically, and these changes may warrant a modification of the existing support order. This adjustment is a legal procedure that necessitates a thorough understanding of the associated laws and regulations. The requirements for modification, however, differ between child support and spousal support payments. A significant change in circumstances is generally the ...
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  • Why January Is a Big Month for Divorce

    Why January Is a Big Month for Divorce For many Americans, the holidays are a time of reflection. The holiday season can inspire us to reflect on the past year while preparing to ring in the new one. While the holidays can be a joyous season to share with friends and loved ones, they can also be a season of grief and loss. Many people find themselves struggling to cope during Christmastime, especially if it’s their first holiday season after divorce or the death of a loved one. Like the holidays, divorce can be seasonal. In recent decades, the month of January ...
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  • Gift Giving Tips for Co-Parents

    Gift Giving Tips for Co-Parents The holiday season, while a time of joy and celebration, can often pose unique challenges for co-parents. The heightened emotions and the flurry of activities can sometimes lead to misunderstandings and conflicts, especially when it comes to gift-giving for the children. Navigating these waters requires effective communication and careful planning. It's crucial to discuss beforehand who will buy what for the children, agree on spending limits, and ensure that gifts are equitable and thoughtful. Doing so can help prevent ...
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  • Initiating Divorce During the Holidays

    Initiating Divorce During the Holidays It’s not uncommon for a person or couple to decide to divorce around the holidays. Many do choose to wait until after the new year to file, which is why there are typically a lot more divorce petitions filed in January. However, if you have decided to proceed with the divorce during the holiday season, there are some things you should consider. Our Washington divorce lawyers have put together a few tips to help you survive the holidays while also dealing with the prospect of divorce. Consider the following steps: Consult an ...
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  • Documents You Should Bring When Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

    Documents You Should Bring When Meeting with a Divorce Attorney Preparing for your initial meeting with a divorce attorney can be overwhelming. You may feel unsure about what documents to bring to adequately represent your case. This guide will walk you through the range of documents you should consider bringing to your first meeting. By thoroughly preparing these documents, you can facilitate a more productive discussion with your attorney, ensuring they are fully informed about your situation. Your careful preparation will also provide a foundation for your attorney to establish a ...
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