McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2023

  • 26 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    26 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists We are proud to announce that 26 of McKinley Irvin’s family law attorneys have been included in the 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, setting a new firm record. Brent Bohan, Brian Edwards, and Liz Hoffman-Graff were named Super Lawyers for the first time, and Hillary Dawn, Eric Leavitt, Anne Marggraf, and Margaret Quartararo made their inaugural appearance on the Rising Stars list. Portland attorney, Jack Dekovich, was included in both the Oregon and Washington lists. Partners David Starks and Jennifer Payseno were ...
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  • Inheritance and Divorce

    Inheritance and Divorce People contemplating or going through divorce frequently wonder which assets are subject to property division and which are not. For example, many individuals often question if an inheritance is divisible in a divorce. Inheritances Not Divided as Community Property in Divorce In most cases, inheritances are not subject to equitable distribution in a divorce since they are not considered community property. Rather, inheritances are considered separate properties, meaning an inheritance belongs to the person who received the ...
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  • Impacts of Emotional Abuse on a Washington Divorce

    Impacts of Emotional Abuse on a Washington Divorce Although considered a type of domestic violence in Washington State, emotional abuse often goes undetected. This makes it all the more vital for divorcees and their loved ones to recognize and understand the ramifications of emotional abuse on family life, marriage, and divorce. Keep reading to learn more about the illegality of emotional abuse and its potential impacts on divorce settlements in Washington. Can Emotional Abuse Affect a Divorce Settlement? More often than not, emotional abuse is rooted in the need to achieve ...
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  • Protecting a Business From Divorce

    Protecting a Business From Divorce Although no one gets married expecting that it will end in divorce, it is not an uncommon outcome when one or both spouses own a business and put in long hours to ensure it is successful. While the business might succeed, the marriage can fray beyond repair and the spouses can end up filing for divorce. Whether you worked alone to build your business and you don’t want to risk losing any of it to a spouse who contributed very little to your success, or you worked together with your ex and you both made sacrifices to ...
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  • Common Child Custody Violations in Washington State

    Common Child Custody Violations in Washington State When it comes to divorce and other family law disputes, having children can significantly heighten the stakes for couples. Preparing to become a co-parent—especially with an ex-spouse—can be a daunting prospect. When determining child custody in a divorce or child custody dispute, family courts help couples establish legally enforceable terms through child custody arrangements to ensure that the child is well cared for, regardless of ill will or disagreements that may arise between co-parents. It’s vital for co-parents to ...
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  • Chambers Recognizes McKinley Irvin and Partners in 2023 High Net Worth Guide

    Chambers Recognizes McKinley Irvin and Partners in 2023 High Net Worth Guide We are proud to share that Jennifer Payseno, David Starks, and McKinley Irvin have been ranked in the prestigious Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for 2023. A leading legal rankings company, Chambers delivers detailed insight into the world’s top lawyers and law firms. The 2023 High Net Worth Guide identifies and ranks the best lawyers, law firms, and professional advisors globally for international private wealth. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (highest) to 6. Being ranked in any band ...
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  • What to Know About Unemployment & Child Support Payments

    What to Know About Unemployment & Child Support Payments If a non-custodial parent is unemployed or lacks a stable income or employment history, courts can still require them to pay a child support obligation. The purpose of child support payments is to ensure that the child's needs are met. That is why the child support order remains in effect even if a non-custodial parent loses their job. Below, we explain how unemployment can impact your child support payments and alter your unemployment benefits. Are Unemployment Benefits Affected by Child Support Payments? If you miss your ...
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  • What Makes a Parent Unfit for Custody in Washington?

    What Makes a Parent Unfit for Custody in Washington? Divorce can be a complex and emotionally charged process for any family to go through, but when there are children involved, the stakes can be significantly higher. Child custody battles can be nerve-racking and challenging to resolve in family courts. It can be difficult for co-parents to navigate custody disputes on their own, especially given the emotional and intricate nature of family law cases. There can be a lot for parents to worry about in custody battles, from losing custody of their child altogether to defending ...
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