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
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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 help you be seated in a private conference room where our Client Care Coordinator, Yonga, will meet with you. Yonga will review the details of your case and provide you with information about our firm and your the attorney you will meet. You will then be introduced to your attorney and spend approximately one hour reviewing your case. He or she will help you identify your issues and goals, and will 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.