Kirkland Divorce Attorneys
Located right off of SR 520, our Kirkland office is conveniently located for residents on the Eastside and throughout King County, Washington. Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in the technology industry, including characterizing and valuing business interests, stock options, and other executive compensation benefits.
EXCEPTIONAL DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW SERVICES IN KIRKLAND
If you are considering divorce in Kirkland or the greater Eastside, an experienced family law attorney can prepare you for the road ahead. Our firm has helped people navigate some of life's most difficult challenges for nearly three decades. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized client service.
In Kirkland, McKinley Irvin offers comprehensive counsel in both typical divorce cases and more complex family law matters, including high value and complex property division, international family law, and non-traditional family issues.
Communities We Serve
With immediate access to SR 520 and I-405, our Kirkland office offers easy connectivity to Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Seattle. We serve citizens of Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Woodinville, Newcastle, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Renton, and anyone who prefers to meet on the Eastside.
Schedule a Consultation
When you contact our Kirkland office, we will help you find the family law attorney best suited for your case and your unique circumstances. Our attorneys can consult with you in person, by phone, or via videoconference.
McKinley Irvin Kirkland Family Law Firm
10220 NE Points Drive, Suite 330
Kirkland, WA 98033
Map / Directions
DIRECTIONS TO OUR KIRKLAND OFFICE AT PLAZA YARROW BAY
10220 NE Points Drive, Suite 330
Kirkland, WA 98033
- Take 520 East across Lake Washington (toll bridge). Take the Bellevue Way exit. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Bellevue Way NE. Take a left on NE Points Drive (the next traffic light). Plaza Yarrow Bay will be immediately to your right.
- Take 520 West toward Seattle. Take the 108th Ave NE exit and turn right onto 108th Ave NE. At the first intersection, turn left onto Northup Way. Go approximately 0.3 miles and continue straight onto NE Points Drive. Plaza Yarrow Bay will be immediately to your right.
- Take I-5 north to I-405, heading for Bellevue. At the intersection of 520, head west on 520 toward Seattle. Take the 108th Ave NE exit and turn right onto 108th Ave NE. At the first intersection, turn left onto Northup Way. Go approximately 0.3 miles and continue straight onto NE Points Drive. Plaza Yarrow Bay will be immediately to your right.
- Take Interstate 405 to Bellevue. At the intersection of 520, take the exit west toward Seattle. Take the 108th Ave NE exit and turn right onto 108th Ave NE. At the first intersection, turn left onto Northup Way. Go approximately 0.3 miles and continue straight onto NE Points Drive. Plaza Yarrow Bay will be immediately to your right.
Parking and Office Access
There is ample free parking at Plaza Yarrow Bay. When you enter the parking lot, we are in the first building on your left-hand side. Take the elevator to the third floor. We are located in suite 330.
Conveniently located between downtown Bellevue and downtown Kirkland, our office is near many hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers. We are minutes away from Carillon Point and Anthony’s HomePort, which boast beautiful water views. It is a five-minute drive to The Bellevue Collection.
Plaza Yarrow Bay: In our complex, you will find Poppinjay’s, a café serving breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and smoothies.
Hotels: There are many hotels to choose from in Bellevue and Kirkland. Close to our office, you will find:
Childcare: Drop-in childcare is welcome at the following location if space is available. Call in advance to coordinate.
Pet Care: Call to learn about dog daycare options, requirements, and to schedule in advance.
Kirkland Divorce FAQs
Should I File For Legal Separation Instead Of Divorce?
Legal separation can be filed if you do not yet qualify for divorce in Washington, or if it is your preference to file for a legal separation. Legal separation is handled similarly to divorce, but you continue to be legally married. Before deciding on whether to file for divorce or legal separation, we encourage you to consult with one of our divorce attorneys. Read McKinley Irvin’s Guide to Getting a Divorce in Washington State to learn more about legal separation.
Should I Mediate?
Some couples participate in mediation to work out the details of their divorce outside of court. Usually, both spouses attend mediation with their attorneys, and a third-party mediator facilitates discussion and negotiation. Most of the time, people choose to participate in mediation to resolve their differences, but sometimes they participate in mediation because they are ordered to do so by a judge. Mediation can be a good alternative to trial if both parties are willing to communicate. Most Washington courts require that parties attempt to mediate prior to attending a trial.
How Will Our Assets And Debts Be Divided?
In Washington state and King County, community property is divided equitably. This means that community property (assets and debts acquired during the marriage) are divided in a manner that is fair and equitable to both parties. Separate property is usually not divided, but may be considered in certain circumstances to make a property division more fair. Gifts and inheritance are typically not subject to property division. Complex assets, like business interests, retirement accounts, investments, etc. require skilled analysis to determine how they will be divided equitably. Learn more about division of assets and debts in our Guide to Getting a Divorce in Washington State.
How Long Does A Divorce Take In Kirkland?
Divorces in King County are processed through the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The length of time before a divorce is finalized varies greatly. At the very minimum, there is a 90-day waiting period in Washington that starts on the date the petition requesting a divorce is filed and served. A divorce can be finalized at the conclusion of that 90-day period. Divorces may take longer to process, depending on the complexity of the case and how quickly the parties can reach agreement. Most divorces take between four to eighteen months to be resolved. Your attorney can give you an idea of how long your particular divorce case might take. Read our blog post “How Long Does a Divorce Take” to learn about factors that contribute to the length of a divorce.
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Careers at McKinley Irvin Kirkland
Our Kirkland office hosts a team of hardworking and collaborative individuals who are dedicated to providing top family law representation. At McKinley Irvin, we believe in delivering the highest quality service and work product possible, while at the same time maintaining a supportive and respectful company culture. Whether you are an attorney, business professional, or legal support professional, you will find yourself surrounded by a culture of teamwork and excellence at McKinley Irvin.
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