Law Services Include Estate Planning
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Law Services Include Estate Planning

Posted on March 23, 2012 02:35pm

SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, the Seattle-based law firm which exclusively practices divorce and family law, is announcing an expansion of its law services to now include estate planning. With this addition, clients of McKinley Irvin can now receive guidance on the difficult process of drafting a will.

“While estate planning may not be on the forefront of everyone’s minds, these arrangements should be made by all families at some point,” says David Starks, managing partner of McKinley Irvin. “Our lawyers tailor each estate plan to fit the needs and wishes of each individual, so the process is pain free and our clients can rest assured knowing their estate planning needs have been taken care of.”

With McKinley Irvin’s years of experience in divorce and family law, estate planning is a natural expansion of their services. It is well established that reviewing wills and estate plans should be a top priority for those going through a divorce, to prevent an ex-spouse from inheriting property or otherwise having control over assets in the event of incapacitation.

“Digging up all the proper estate documentation required in divorce proceedings can be a real headache,” says Starks. “Our new service spares our clients from having to go through that process a second time when planning their estate or drafting a will, because most of the documents crossover.”

Estate planning is not just important for asset distribution after death. It is also essential for child custody issues, burial instructions, and power of attorney or health care wishes should a person become incapacitated.

McKinley Irvin’s estate planning services are available immediately, and interested parties can contact their offices at


Headquartered in Seattle and with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, McKinley Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm, and the largest family law firm in the state of Washington. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991—handling complex family law cases involving divorce, custody and international matters.

Organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) have recognized the firm and its attorneys for leadership in the practice of family law. For more information about McKinley Irvin, visit

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  • "We would highly recommend the knowledgeable and dedicated law firm of McKinley Irvin to anyone who might be seeking legal services. " P.M.
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