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McKinley Irvin Blogs from June 2024

  • What Are the Advantages of Arbitration in Family Law Matters?

    What Are the Advantages of Arbitration in Family Law Matters? Understanding Arbitration Arbitration is a private, contractual method of dispute resolution where the parties involved agree to submit their disagreements to a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator. Unlike courtroom litigation, arbitration proceedings are usually less formal and allow for a greater degree of flexibility in terms of scheduling. The arbitrator, who is often an experienced family law attorney or retired judge, listens to each party's argument, reviews the evidence presented, and then makes a binding ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Named One of Washington's Best Workplaces for the Third Consecutive Year

    McKinley Irvin Named One of Washington's Best Workplaces for the Third Consecutive Year We are proud to announce that McKinley Irvin has been named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces in Washington for the third year in a row. The Best Workplaces list is driven by employee feedback. Puget Sound Business Journal’s research partner, Quantum Workplaces, anonymously surveys and scores hundreds of companies each year on employee engagement matters to create a list of finalists. Puget Sound Business Journal explains the significance of the list: “Our annual Washington's Best Workplaces List is an ...
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  • Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Washington State Divorce?

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Washington State Divorce? Understanding Community Property Laws Washington adheres to the community property doctrine, meaning most assets and debts acquired during the marriage are considered jointly owned by both spouses. This applies to income, property acquired with marital funds, and even appreciation in value of separate property during the marriage. However, there are exceptions for certain types of property, including separate property. Conditional gifts can qualify as separate property under Washington law. These are gifts given to one ...
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