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Washington Divorce Attorneys

Our Commitment to You

For many people, divorce can be one of life’s most daunting and emotionally taxing experiences. Respecting that fact, our mission as a firm is rooted in two equally important goals:

  1. To deliver successful legal results for our clients
  2. To provide compassionate, attentive, and personalized client service throughout each case

Providing Assistance in All Areas of Divorce

We have represented thousands of clients in divorce proceedings involving the following areas:

The unique circumstances of each case frequently give rise to other laws that intersect with or impact a divorce case, such as:

  • Laws related to tax
  • Real estate
  • ERISA
  • Military retirement and benefits
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Executive compensation
  • Privately held businesses
  • Wills and trusts
  • Criminal law
  • Domestic violence
  • International treaties

We Handle All Matters Related to Divorce in Washington

McKinley Irvin is a leader in complex and emerging areas of family law. Our attorneys understand where family law and other laws intersect, and many have developed proficiency in specific types of divorce cases and subspecialties of family law.

Some of These Unique Case Types Include:

  • Complex Property and Debt Distribution Issues: This includes cases involving community or separate property interests in family businesses, privately held companies, partnerships, stock options and other executive compensation arrangements, professional practices, unique investment vehicles, collectibles, spousal support (alimony payments), and debt division.
  • Contested Child Custody: Divorces and relocation cases involving child custody disputes can be complex and difficult, often times involving court appointed professionals or investigators whose findings and opinions can significantly impact the case. Once set in motion, the findings and orders entered by the court can be very difficult to reverse or change in the future. Many of our attorneys are proficient in representing clients in contested child custody matters and dedicated to the protection of mothers' and fathers' rights.
  • Gray Divorce: We can address the unique issues that arise when one or both parties in a divorce are over the age of 50.
  • Military Divorce: This includes addressing military retirement benefits and processing service for deployed military personnel.
  • International Divorce: We can handle divorces that include unique challenges in identifying, valuing, and distributing community and separate property located in countries outside of the US, as well as international treaties that govern child custody determinations, collection of child support, and enforcement of judgments.
  • Gay and Lesbian Divorce: Our firm has represented members of the LGBT community for over twenty years, and we have always been staunch supporters of universal marriage equality.
  • Divorce Resolved Through Alternative Dispute Resolution: Most divorce cases are settled out of court using a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration, collaborative divorce, or cooperative divorce. All forms require successful negotiation skills and strategy. In representing our clients, every McKinley Irvin divorce lawyer negotiates from a position of strength, which has proven to be the most successful negotiation strategy for more than 20 years.
  • High Conflict Divorce Litigation: Most divorce cases are resolved by agreement between the parties, but some are not. For high conflict cases or cases that go to trial, it is critical for the law firm you hire to have experienced, proven divorce litigators. Our firm's lawyers are among the most experienced, proven divorce litigators in the communities we serve and have been for over twenty years.

Our clients receive exceptional personal service, support, and strategies tailored to their unique needs.

If you are experiencing a family law related matter, contact us to schedule a consultation.


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