Co-Parenting

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  • Parenting Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parenting Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic Parenting issues during COVID are prevalent. Many disputes arise between parents during times of anxiety and we are currently experiencing a moment of global worry. For people who are already experiencing a contentious parenting scenario, the heightened stress of worry about finances and health has spilled over to additional parenting tension. For those with a serious concern about their children’s health, the concern is very real. Many people are making determinations about parenting that are not necessarily in line with ...
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  • Parenting Plan Modifications and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parenting Plan Modifications and the COVID-19 Pandemic By Casey Sanders , McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorney COVID-19 has had a broad impact on our society…but could it have an impact on parenting plans? Washington law heavily favors sticking with an existing parenting plan unless certain circumstances are met for “adequate cause” to modify the parenting plan. The most likely reasons for a court to find “adequate cause” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are a detrimental environment for the children, a substantial deviation from the plan by changing the primary residence of ...
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  • Tips for Long-Distance Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tips for Long-Distance Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic Divorced and separated parents are adjusting to life under quarantine as government officials continue to advise people stay in their homes and practice social distancing measures. McKinley Irvin lawyers have been getting questions from clients regarding how to deal with long-distance parenting issues during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few things we suggest you consider if you have a long-distance parenting plan with your ex: Stick to Your Parenting Agreement As of now, social distancing and shelter in place orders ...
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  • Co-Parenting When COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Are Lifted

    Co-Parenting When COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Are Lifted By Tarik Polovina , McKinley Irvin family law attorney As Washington begins to reopen, it is important for co-parents to think about how disagreements about children’s activities and whereabouts are going to be handled during the phasing in of normal life. The current situation in the state of Washington has led to uncertainty when navigating custody arrangements. Lifting the restrictions of the stay-at-home order is likely to bring more uncertainty as parents navigate through the state’s phases of reopening. Taking a ...
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  • How to Handle Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    How to Handle Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic As people are being asked to stay home and limit exposure to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been receiving important questions from divorced parents feeling conflicted about how to adhere to these guidelines and stay healthy when their children are supposed to be dividing time between two households. To help ease these concerns, we have put together the following guide about child custody during the COVID-19 pandemic: How does Washington’s “Stay Home” order affect child custody for divorced parents? Whenever ...
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  • Long-Distance Parenting Plans: Everything You Need to Know

    Long-Distance Parenting Plans: Everything You Need to Know Sharing parenting time is never easy, especially if you and your co-parent live a great distance apart. Families who live in different areas of the United States, or the world, should make sure they devise a parenting plan that accommodates the needs of long-distance families. There is no singular plan that works for every family, so, depending on your situation, several long-distance plans could work for you. To learn more about your parenting plan options for your long-distance arrangement, read through our must-know ...
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  • Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion

    Co-Parenting & Discipline: How to Maintain Consistency and Compassion Being a parent isn’t easy, especially when you share your parenting time with your ex-spouse. The two of you may no longer be a couple, but you are both responsible for raising your child with love, consistency, and healthy boundaries. Acclimating to life as a single parent can be very difficult, especially if the divorce is causing your child to act out or if you and your ex have disagreements on how you want to parent your child. Keep in mind that you are all taking on new roles, so an adjustment period is perfectly ...
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  • Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex's Consent?

    Can I Move My Kids Out of the State Without My Ex's Consent? Relocating with your children is a big decision, especially if you and your child’s other parent are no longer together. You might wish to move because of a job prospect, an educational opportunity, lower cost of living, to be closer to family, or simple for a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, your ability to move out of Washington state with your child depends largely on your current parenting situation. Before you move your kids out of state, make sure you don’t need their other parent’s legal consent. Learn more ...
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