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  • 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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  • Making Family Law Services Affordable

    Making Family Law Services Affordable We are excited to announce that McKinley Irvin has partnered with LexFin, a lending company that provides affordable financing plans for family law legal services. LexFin offers a solution to the financial hardships people face in family law cases. Managing personal, family, and legal expenses can be difficult, and in a divorce, the law typically prevents people from freely using their cash and assets while the divorce case is active, which can be up to one year or more. Many clients cannot afford to hire or maintain legal ...
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  • Common Divorce Issues High Net Worth Couples Face

    Common Divorce Issues High Net Worth Couples Face Each divorce presents a unique set of challenges to overcome so both spouses can move on to the next phase of their lives. However, when spouses with a high net worth get divorced, it is even more complicated to navigate because of the wide variety of assets, multiple properties, and business shares that need to be accounted for and divided. High net worth divorces involve spouses who have more than $1 million in liquid assets. If you fall into this category and are considering divorce, then you need to be aware of the ...
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  • Common Military Divorce Issues

    Common Military Divorce Issues There are laws in place that are intended to protect active duty military members against being held in "default" for failing to respond to divorce actions. These laws were designed to ensure that active military members can’t be divorced without their knowledge. Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, the active service member can postpone divorce proceedings for the entire time they are on duty and up to 60 days thereafter. Active duty members can choose to waive this right if they want to go through with the ...
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  • Splitting Custody for the Fourth of July

    Splitting Custody for the Fourth of July Although child custody plans are supposed to help parents cooperate and move forward accommodating their children’s needs, they don’t always work out perfectly, especially when it comes to spending time with the children on holidays like the Fourth of July. If Independence Day is an important holiday to you, then you should try to reach a compromise with your co-parent to include time for holiday traditions you would like to continue with your children, such as barbecuing or watching a fireworks show. The best parenting ...
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  • Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce

    Unique Issues in a Gray Divorce When seniors and older couples divorce later in life, it is known as a gray divorce. These types of divorce cases have several critical issues that people need to be aware of if they want to protect their best interests during the legal process. In this blog, we explain what to expect from a gray divorce so you don’t end up wasting time and adding additional stress to your life. Financial Issues Financial issues are probably the largest hurdles older couples must overcome during their divorce proceedings. Gray divorces tend ...
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  • FAQ: Adopting a Child in Washington

    FAQ: Adopting a Child in Washington Deciding to adopt a child is a huge step that will substantially impact the lives of everyone involved. For those hoping to become adoptive parents, it’s crucial to understand the laws for adoption in the state of Washington. Question #1: Who can legally adopt a child in Washington? A: Any person who is legally competent and eighteen years of age or older can be an adoptive parent in Washington. Adoptive parents must also have an approved home study. Question #2: What is a home study? A: The home study is an assessment that ...
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  • Basics of LGBTQ Divorce

    Basics of LGBTQ Divorce In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, granting LGBTQ individuals the same privileges that heterosexual couples have under the law. LGBTQ individuals are entitled to tax exemptions, improved social security, and insurance advantages when they get married. Prior to the 2015 ruling, LGBTQ marriage was banned in 13 states, which meant that couples seeking divorce had to travel to other states or countries to legally dissolve their marriage. Thanks to the 2015 ruling, LGBTQ marriage laws ...
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