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  • The Role of Digital Evidence in Child Support Cases

    The Role of Digital Evidence in Child Support Cases The Expanding Role of Electronic Evidence in Child Support Cases In today's digital age, the way we communicate and document our lives has drastically transformed. This shift extends to family law, where electronic evidence is playing an increasingly important role in child support cases. Digital evidence has become critical in many cases to support claims and sway negotiations or court decisions. This article explores the nature of electronic evidence, its various forms relevant to child support, and how it can be obtained ...
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  • McKinley Irvin and Partners Recognized in Chambers 2024 High Net Worth Guide

    McKinley Irvin and Partners Recognized in Chambers 2024 High Net Worth Guide We are honored to share that Jennifer Payseno, David Starks, and McKinley Irvin have once again earned inclusion in the prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide for 2024. David and Jennifer both earned top individual rankings, Band 1 and Band 2, respectively, for their capabilities in high-asset family law matters. McKinley Irvin was also ranked as a Band 1 law firm for Family/Matrimonial High Net Worth. Chambers and Partners, a leading legal rankings company, publishes its annual Chambers High Net Worth Guide to identify ...
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  • How the Hague Convention Impacts Child Custody Cases

    How the Hague Convention Impacts Child Custody Cases In an increasingly interconnected world, the dynamics of family life are more global than ever before. With international marriages and the mobility of families across borders becoming more common, the complexities surrounding child custody disputes have taken on an international dimension. This is where the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction plays a vital role. What Is the Hague Convention? The Hague Convention on Child Abduction, formally titled the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects ...
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  • Examples of Joint Custody Schedules

    Examples of Joint Custody Schedules Shared Parenting Time Schedules: 6 Examples Divorce or separation can be turbulent, and amidst the emotional upheaval, figuring out child custody can feel overwhelming. If you and your co-parent are committed to shared parenting, then a joint custody schedule might be the right fit for your family. Here are six potential options when it comes to joint custody schedules: 1. Alternating Weeks This schedule allows the child or children to spend one week with one parent and then the following week with the other parent, ensuring ...
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  • Why Consider Divorce Mediation?

    Why Consider Divorce Mediation? Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process. However, for divorcing couples seeking an amicable and cost-effective resolution, divorce mediation offers a compelling alternative to traditional litigation. A neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates communication and guides couples in working towards mutually agreeable settlements on key issues such as child custody, spousal support, and asset division. Is Mediation Required for Divorce in Washington State? While state law does not require couples to attend ...
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  • What Happens If a Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers?

    What Happens If a Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers? Can Your Partner Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers? Yes. Your spouse can refuse to sign. In some cases, they may not agree to the terms you have set forth and may wish to pursue a contested divorce. In other cases, they may simply fail to respond to your petition for divorce altogether. In the event of a refusal to sign or respond, however, you still have options to proceed with a divorce. Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce An uncontested divorce is one where both parties agree on all matters related to the dissolution of their ...
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  • Child Custody & Religion

    Child Custody & Religion Religion can be a significant factor in a child's upbringing, often influencing their values, behaviors, and worldview. In Washington State's diverse landscape, parents may come from various religious backgrounds, each with its own set of traditions, practices, and holidays. This diversity can present challenges when creating parenting plans following a separation or divorce. According to RCW 26.09.184, the parenting plan shall specify how decision-making authority is allocated between the parents regarding the children's ...
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  • Common Issues in a High-Asset Divorce

    Common Issues in a High-Asset Divorce When a marriage ends, dividing assets and reaching a fair settlement can be challenging. But for couples with a high net worth, the stakes are even higher. A high-asset divorce is typically one where the combined value of the marital property exceeds a certain threshold, often around $5 million, though it can vary depending on location, types of assets, and specific circumstances. These divorces involve unique complexities that require careful consideration and strategic planning. Here's why high-asset divorces are different ...
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