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  • Legal Insights on the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce

    Legal Insights on the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce The world’s richest person, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is getting divorced. Today, Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced over Twitter the end of their 25-year-long marriage. The couple resides in Washington state, where Amazon is also headquartered, and where their divorce is likely to be finalized. As Seattle’s largest family law firm, attorneys at McKinley Irvin have been speaking with the media about the divorce and what effect it may have on Bezos’s wealth and his companies. About the Twitter announcement The ...
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  • When Billionaires Divorce: Unique Issues for High Net Worth Couples

    When Billionaires Divorce: Unique Issues for High Net Worth Couples The world’s fascination with the wealthy elite can be especially intense when a divorce occurs. When a significant amount of wealth is at stake, a high net worth divorce can be extremely contentious and involve many complex legal issues. This often makes good fodder for journalists, but for the couple divorcing, their financial standing and private family/marital issues are typically scoured and published for public consumption. And it’s never over quickly. When significant assets are involved, the divorce process is ...
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  • How Do Courts Determine Who Gets Custody?

    How Do Courts Determine Who Gets Custody? When parents no longer wish to remain together, they need to establish a child custody arrangement to reflect their parenting decisions. Some parents may be able to work out a plan amongst themselves, but many parents require additional intervention from the court. Whether you are going through a divorce or not, you will need to establish a legally binding custody arrangement for the benefit of both you and your child. If you need to go through the family law court to determine child custody, rather than through negotiation ...
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  • 4 Signs You May Be Headed for Divorce

    4 Signs You May Be Headed for Divorce Each relationship has its own unique dynamic and there are plenty of different reasons couples choose to separate or divorce. However, research by psychologist Robert Levenson of University of California, Berkeley and John Gottman of the Gottman Institute, recently revealed that most divorces can be predicted based on the existence of four tell-tale behaviors. According to their research, Levenson and Gottman found that when any of these four behaviors occurred frequently in a married couple’s 15-minute conversation, the ...
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  • Divorcing an Addict or Alcoholic

    Divorcing an Addict or Alcoholic Going through a divorce is hard enough, but when your spouse is an addict, the entire process can be much more challenging. Your spouse’s addiction may have been the reason for your divorce, or it could be a newly developed habit since you’ve decided to split. They may be addicted to prescription drugs, illegal substances, or alcohol. Whatever the situation, divorcing a spouse while they are dealing with addiction can be both painful and frustrating. Addicts often exhibit certain characteristics and behaviors that make it ...
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  • My Ex Won’t Follow the Divorce Decree. What Now?

    My Ex Won’t Follow the Divorce Decree. What Now? When a divorce is finalized, both parties are given a final legal document detailing all settlements and arrangements agreed to during the divorce process, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. This document is called a divorce decree, a dissolution decree, or divorce settlement agreement. Unfortunately, not everyone follows their divorce decree as they should. If your spouse fails to abide by the divorce decree after your divorce is final, you could wind up without your rightful ...
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  • Cyberstalking During Divorce

    Cyberstalking During Divorce With social media apps, location tracking, and other online resources at our fingertips, protecting our privacy has become increasingly problematic. The digital age has made staying in contact with friends and family members easier than ever, but it has also created a new problem—cyberstalking. Cyberstalking is the act of harassing someone with the use of electronics, usually over email, through social media, or another digital outlets. Unfortunately, this has become a big problem in divorce cases. The divorce process is ...
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  • U.S. News Recognizes McKinley Irvin in 2019 "Best Law Firms" for Family Law

    U.S. News Recognizes McKinley Irvin in 2019 2019 marks our firm’s eighth consecutive year receiving a Tier 1 Family Law Ranking in the Seattle metropolitan area from U.S. News–Best Lawyers®, and our second year to achieve a ranking in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. “It is an honor to be recognized for the work that we do to protect our clients and their families during times of crisis and change,” said Rita Herrera Irvin, founder of McKinley Irvin. “We are proud of our entire team, attorneys and staff, across all six offices, for what we have achieved ...
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