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Recent Posts in the Divorce Category

  • 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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  • Family Law Attorney Theresa Lorella Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle

    Family Law Attorney Theresa Lorella Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle McKinley Irvin is delighted to welcome Theresa R. Lorella as a Senior Attorney in our Seattle office. Theresa represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, post-divorce issues, child custody, child support, and modifications. While she is a strong advocate in litigation, Theresa believes in reducing conflict whenever possible. She is specially trained in collaborative law and serves as a neutral mediator in settlement conferences. With her extensive background in mediation and negotiations, Lorella ...
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  • Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State?

    Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State? In the state of Washington, all property in a divorce is subject to division. However, the way in which your assets are divided may vary depending on the nature of your divorce, the status of your property, and several other factors. That being said, your property will likely not be divided 50/50 in a divorce. Instead, Washington divorces focus on “equitable” division—that is, a division that is fair and just, not necessarily equal. To determine precisely how that plays out for divorcing couples, we’ve delved into the ...
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  • Marriage Story: What the film got right and wrong about divorce

    Marriage Story: What the film got right and wrong about divorce The Oscar-nominated Netflix film Marriage Story is a moving narrative that depicts the experiences and evolution of a family going through a divorce. The film follows divorcing spouses, Nicole (played by Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (played by Adam Driver), as their split plays out. It got a lot of things right about what it’s like to go through a divorce in real life…but not everything. Read on to see what Marriage Story got right and wrong about divorce. What Marriage Story got right about divorce: The value of hiring ...
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  • Attorney Renee Lee Joins McKinley Irvin in Everett

    Attorney Renee Lee Joins McKinley Irvin in Everett McKinley Irvin is pleased to introduce Renee Lee as a Senior Attorney in our Everett office. Renee has been practicing family law in Snohomish County for over decade. She assists clients in matters of divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, parenting plan modifications, and other domestic relations issues. Prior to focusing exclusively on family law, Renee assisted clients in business, real estate, and land use matters. This experience makes her particularly effective when business assets and property issues ...
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  • Vancouver Attorney Faye BreitReed Joins McKinley Irvin

    Vancouver Attorney Faye BreitReed Joins McKinley Irvin McKinley Irvin was pleased to welcome family law attorney, Faye BreitReed, to our Vancouver office on November 4, 2019. Faye represents clients in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, parenting plan modifications, relocation, and domestic violence. She has specialized training in tax preparation, which makes her particularly effective when tax issues are involved in family law matters. Faye majored in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. She earned ...
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  • New Tax Laws Apply to Divorces Finalized in 2019

    New Tax Laws Apply to Divorces Finalized in 2019 Nobody likes filing their taxes, and for couples whose divorce was finalized in 2019, it may become even more complicated with the new 2019 tax laws. A few recent changes may affect how you file your taxes as a divorced individual, and it can change what type of return you claim. While these new laws may prove beneficial for some, it’s always best to get ahead of the game by preparing for these new changes. Before you’re blindsided by these new tax rules, make sure you know what the new tax laws are for 2019 and find out how ...
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  • 4 Things to Consider Before a Divorce

    4 Things to Consider Before a Divorce Filing for divorce is a serious decision not to be made lightly, so before you take the plunge, there are a few things you should think about before you act. For example, you might want to find a counselor for your children or consult with a financial planner or accountant to make appropriate plans for your future. Whatever your situation, make sure you fully consider your options before you begin the divorce process. 1. Is a Legal Separation a Better Option? Divorce isn’t the best option for everyone, especially if you and ...
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