Press Center - posted in 2007

  • In re the Marriage of Magnuson (Division III 2007)

    Facts: Robbie and Tracy were married in 1985. Robbie is an attorney and Tracy is a surgeon. They have two children, Brian and Meredith. Brian was born in 1991; Meredith was born in 1998. Robbie decided to transition from male to female. Tracy filed for dissolution. The court found that both Robbie and Tracy were loving and good parents. Robbie left his job, but Tracy continues to work and has provided a healthy environment for her children. Robbie claims the court improperly took his transgender status into account when they ...
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  • Elizabeth Hershman-Greven Speaks About Domestic Partnership

    Elizabeth Hershman-Greven will be speaking about the domestic partnership registry Seattle Black Pride workshop.
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  • Elizabeth Hershman-Greven Speaks on Domestic Partnership

    Elizabeth Hershman-Greven will be speaking about the domestic partnership registry at the Pride Foundation public event, (Seattle Public Library, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.).
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  • Food Frenzy!

    McKinley Irvin has accepted the challenge and will compete with other area law firms to raise money and volunteer time to Food Lifeline for a very important cause: getting food to children during the summer when school meals are not available. You can donate by visiting www.foodlifeline.org. Help us win the competition by indicating your donation is related to McKinley Irvin’s competition in the 2007 Food Frenzy!
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  • Setting a New Benchmark in Family Law

    SEATTLE — The attorneys at Seattle-based family law firm McKinley Irvin practice their craft in a completely different way than their peers within Washington State. The result is a dynamic and successful firm that has experienced significant growth over recent years. According to Sands McKinley, managing partner at McKinley Irvin, the foundation of the firm is built around improving a system that can be very frustrating. For years, he has heard stories about couples and families disappointed by the family law system due to ...
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  • In re the Marriage of Porter, (Div. I, Unpublished, 2007)

    Facts: Dr. Porter, a radiologist, and Ms. Porter, who did not work, were married for 22 years. Dr. Porter made a significant amount of money; he usually earned $54,000 per month. At trial, the court awarded Ms. Porter $8,000 per month maintenance after weighing Dr. Porter’s substantial business assets, including goodwill, against the fact that he was suffering from lymphoma and prostate cancer that limited his ability to work in the future. Ms. Porter appealed asking for more monthly spousal maintenance, arguing that this ...
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  • New Associate Chad R. Eubanks

    SEATTLE — Chad R. Eubanks has joined McKinley Irvin as an associate attorney. McKinley Irvin is the largest family law firm in Washington State and is headquartered in Seattle. Previously, Eubanks worked at the law firm Brewe Layman in Everett where he practiced civil and domestic matters. Before his employment with Brewe Laymen, Eubanks worked as a law clerk in Spokane at Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker and as a law clerk in the Gig Harbor City Attorney’s Office. Eubanks graduated from the University of ...
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  • Domestic Partners Registry: Impact & Implications in Washington

    Friday, April 20, 2007 Thursday, June 14, 2007 Rainier Conference Center, 3rd Floor Atrium, 1301 Fifth Ave., Seattle Registration 12:00pm – 12:30pm; Program 12:30pm – 2:00pm. A selection of pizza, salad, and soft drinks provided, 1.5 CLE Credits Approved Presented by Elizabeth A. Hershman-Greven McKinley Irvin, PLLC, Seattle On March 1st, the Washington Senate passed SB 5336, which would establish a domestic partnership registry. The House is expected to pass the bill and Governor Christine Gregoire has indicated that she ...
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  • Washington State House Passes Domestic Partnership Bill

    SEATTLE — On April 10, 2007, the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Bill 1351, which is expected to be signed into law shortly. This legislation will result in the establishment of a domestic partnership registry that will provide eligible couples who register their partnerships with critical legal protections under Washington law. “Same-sex couples deserve the legal protections afforded by this important legislation,” says Sands McKinley, Managing Partner of the Seattle family law firm McKinley Irvin, ...
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  • Media Update: Divorce and Taxes

    With tax season fast approaching there are many things to consider. This is especially true for anyone going through a divorce, according to Sands McKinley of family law firm McKinley Irvin of Washington State. Beyond the normal questions of taxes, issues surrounding divorce and taxes can add fuel to already emotional situations. McKinley Irvin offers a nine-step overview of what people going through a divorce need to consider. The tips cover the following topics: Whether to file as married or single Who claims Head of ...
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