Seattle Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
McKinley Irvin's flagship office in downtown Seattle offers over a dozen of the region’s top divorce lawyers and a large legal support team. Those in need of exceptional family law representation in the Seattle area can trust that the attorneys and staff at McKinley Irvin are dedicated to protecting what our clients value most.
Representation From Seattle’s Premier Family Law Firm
If you are considering a divorce in Seattle or King County, speaking with a McKinley Irvin divorce lawyer will prepare you for the road ahead. Our family law attorneys are highly accomplished and compassionate legal advocates. By helping you define your goals, we can help you move ahead from a position of strength while protecting your interests. As a full-service family law firm, we not only handle divorce cases, but all relevant divorce and family law practice areas, such as:
- Niche and complex divorce cases, including matters related to high net worth divorce , international divorce, military divorce, ending non-marital relationships, and LGBT family law.
- Child custody cases, including custody modifications, relocation, and paternity.
- Child support cases, including child support enforcement, modifications, and post-secondary education support.
- Adoption cases, including stepparent adoption and international adoption.
Communities We Serve
From our Seattle office, we consult with and represent individuals in divorce and family law matters in Seattle, Washington and throughout King County. Centrally located downtown, our office is easily accessible from Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, Greenlake, Shoreline, Madison Park, Fremont, Ballard and West Seattle. Our family lawyers also regularly represent out-of-state and international clients in Washington State based matters. Having served Seattle and the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years, we are known as the go-to firm for high stakes divorce and family law representation. For the convenience of our clients, we also facilitate consultation and ongoing client meetings through videconferencing and teleconferencing, which provides local clients an excellent opportunity to avoid traffic, and out-of-state and international clients an opportunity to speak face-to-face with their attorney from great distances.
Schedule a Consultation with a McKinley Irvin Seattle Divorce & Family Law Attorney
Contact McKinley Irvin to request more information about our attorneys and to schedule a consultation with a family lawyer (in person, by phone, or via videoconference). Our Client Services team members can help you determine which attorney is best suited for your case.
McKinley Irvin Seattle Family Law Firm
1501 4th Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Map / Directions
DIRECTIONS TO OUR SEATTLE OFFICE AT CENTURY SQUARE:
1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
From I-5 Southbound
- From I-5 South, take the Union Street exit (165B), stay straight and go onto Union Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn right onto Pike Street. Follow Pike to between 3rd and 4th Avenues, and turn left into the parking garage.
From I-5 Northbound
- From I-5 North, take the Seneca Street exit (165), and merge onto Seneca Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn right onto Pike Street. Follow Pike to between 3rd and 4th Avenues, and turn left into the parking garage.
From 520 Westbound
From 520 West, take the 1-5 South exit on the left. Merge onto I-5 South. Take the Union Street exit (165B), stay straight and go onto Union Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn right onto Pike Street. Follow Pike to between 3rd and 4th Avenues, and turn left into the parking garage.
From I-90 Westbound
From I-90 West, turn left onto 4th Avenue South. Curve to the left onto South Jackson Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn Right onto Pike Street. Follow Pike to between 3rd and 4th Avenues, and turn left into the parking garage.
Parking and Office Access
We offer validated parking in the Century Square parking garage. The parking garage entrance is located on Pike Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. After passing Chipotle, turn left to enter the garage, and take a parking voucher. Park in any space except those marked “reserved.” Note: there are several two-hour parking spaces just as you enter the garage that are often available.
Please bring your parking voucher with you. We will validate when you are ready to depart. To reach our office from the parking garage, take the garage elevators to the third floor. On the third floor, you will find two sets of elevators. Take either set of elevators to the 17th floor, where you will find our reception area.
We are located in the downtown shopping district just a short distance from Pike Place Market. Anything you may need when visiting our downtown office is just a short walk away.
Hotels: There are many hotels within blocks of our downtown Seattle office, including:
Childcare: Drop-in childcare is offered nearby our office. Call in advance for further information and to ensure a spot is available for your child.
Pet care: Pet day care is available downtown. Call in advance to inquire about dog care center health and meet and greet requirements.
Seattle Divorce FAQs
What can I expect when I come in for a meeting?
You will be greeted by a representative at the front desk who will seat you in a private conference room. Our Client Care Coordinator, Yonga, will meet with you to review the details of your case and provide you with information about our firm. You will then be introduced to an attorney and spend approximately one hour reviewing your case. He or she will help you identify your goals and make recommendations for an appropriate action plan.
How long does a divorce take in Seattle?
Seattle area divorces 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. . Most divorces 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.
How much does it cost to hire a Seattle family law attorney?
Most Seattle attorneys charge a per-hour rate which is billed in fractions of an hour. When retaining an attorney, you typically pay an advance fee deposit (commonly known as a "retainer"), which is deposited into a trust account. Attorney fees are then drawn from the retainer as your case continues and fees and costs are incurred. Learn more about retainers and legal fees in divorce in our Guide to Getting a Divorce in Washington State, and more tips for reducing divorce costs on our blog.
Do I need to be a resident to obtain a divorce in Seattle?
You should file for divorce in the county in Washington where you (or your spouse) currently live. To get a divorce in Washington, at least one spouse needs to be a resident of Washington State or a member of the armed forces stationed in Washington State.
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Careers at McKinley Irvin Seattle
At McKinley Irvin’s Seattle office, we believe that in order to achieve law practice excellence and provide first-class client service, professional business managers and top tier attorneys must work together to leverage their respective skillsets. While our Seattle management team supports and facilitates administration and operations, our attorneys and legal staff focus on what they love doing – practicing family law and serving clients. 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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