Press Center - posted in 2009

  • David Starks: Legal Line with Bob Pittman on KTTH

    David Starks talks with Bob Pittman about family law matters on Legal Line on KTTH.
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  • Third Party Visitation in Washington State after Troxel

    The Washington State legislature has enacted two statutes which allow for a cause of action for visitation with children by a non-parent, third party: RCW 26.09.240 and RCW 26.10.160(3). Both statutes were declared facially unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court. In re Custody of Smith , 137 Wn.2d 1, 969 P.2d 21 (1998), aff’d on other grounds sub nom, Troxel v. Granville , 530 U.S. 57, 120 S.Ct. 2054, 147 L.Ed.2d 49 (2000). The U.S. high Court affirmed, but with a plurality, and therefore very narrow, ...
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  • Washington Domestic Partnership Legislation CLE

    A presentation of 2008 expanded domestic partnership legislation for family law attorneys. A diverse piece of legislation, this King County Bar Association presentation focuses on the many changes to Washington State domestic partnership that the expansion initiated. A thorough examination of the law, this discussion is a valuable resource for anyone considering Domestic Partnership registration.
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  • David Starks Named Partner

    David Starks was named Partner at MI
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  • 18th Anniversary!

    McKinley Irvin celebrates our 18th year in business
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  • Major sponsor of Family Law CASA of King County

    Family Law CASA of King County thanks McKinley Irvin for our support of their 4th Annual Breakfast, held on March 6, 2009. With our help, CASA raised $100,000 toward their goal of ensuring that all children in our community are given a voice in court. Visit them on the web at www.familylawcasa.org .
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  • International Family Law – The Hague Convention CLE

    An educational discussion of the nuts & bolts of international family law, specifically relating to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Presented to the King County Bar association by David Brendan Starks, the presentation is focused on a discussion of the complex legal relationships between families who live and work globally. Designed for attorneys and full of high quality information, McKinley Irvin recommends this video for anyone considering a potential international family law ac ...
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