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McKinley Irvin's Tacoma Office

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Tacoma Family Law & Divorce Lawyers

Our downtown Tacoma office is located in the 1201 Pacific Building, where our team of family law attorneys and a complete legal support staff are dedicated to exceptional family law representation and providing personalized client service. McKinley Irvin’s Tacoma divorce lawyers are passionate about family law and helping people protect themselves and their loved ones through what can be one of life’s most turbulent events.

Tacoma's Top-Rated Family Law Firm

Our Tacoma divorce lawyers have received some of the legal profession’s top honors and are widely recognized as among the best family law attorneys in the region. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients successfully navigate challenging family law issues in Tacoma and its surrounding areas, including:

  • Divorce – Our attorneys handle traditional divorce cases and complex and niche cases, such as collaborative divorce, international divorce, military divorce, and LGBT divorce.
  • Child Custody – Our legal team protects the interests of our clients during child custody proceedings. We have handled a wide range of custody cases, from child custody in divorce to modifications, paternity and relocation cases.
  • Child Support – We help clients understand child support laws and provide assistance with support enforcement, modifications, and defense against back support actions.
  • Military Divorce & Family Law – We help service members and their families navigate the intricate state and federal laws that govern military divorce, child custody, and other family law matters.
  • Domestic Violence – We handle cases involving domestic violence or allegations of domestic violence, and provide assistance with protection orders.

Communities We Serve

McKinley Irvin has multiple locations to best serve our clients throughout Washington. Our Tacoma office serves residents of Pierce County and South King County. The office is located in downtown Tacoma, which is easily accessible to residents of Federal Way, Gig Harbor and Puyallup. 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 despite great distances.

Schedule a Consultation with a Tacoma Divorce and Family Law Attorney

If you are contemplating divorce or need support in a matter relating to family law, we invite you to schedule a meeting with a Tacoma family lawyer at McKinley Irvin. When you contact us, our Client Services team will assist you in scheduling a consultation with an attorney in person, by phone, or via videoconference.

McKinley Irvin Tacoma Family Law Firm

1201 Pacific Ave, Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Tacoma Family Law FAQs

I live in Pierce County but work in King County. In which county should I file for divorce?

You should file for divorce with the clerk’s office in the county where you (or your spouse) currently live. However, your attorney does not need to be located in the same county where your divorce is filed. For instance, our Tacoma attorneys often represent clients that file for divorce in South King County, Kitsap County, and Thurston County, in addition to Pierce County. Learn more about the initial steps of divorce in our Guide to Getting a Divorce in Washington State.

What is the cost to meet with a Tacoma divorce lawyer?

The cost of a consultation varies depending on the attorney you meet with, so you should contact our Client Services team to determine which attorney is the best fit for your case and what the cost will be. McKinley Irvin offers in person, telephone, or videoconference meetings to provide the best service suited to your needs.

What are the “grounds for divorce” in Tacoma?

Washington is a no-fault state, therefore a spouse does not have to prove wrongdoing (like abuse, dishonesty or infidelity) to get a divorce. All that is required to file for divorce in Tacoma is for one spouse to believe the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Read about spousal misconduct considerations in our Guide to Getting a Divorce in Washington.

What is the process for stepparent adoption in Tacoma?

The stepparent adoption process in Tacoma is not as complicated as you might imagine. A McKinley Irvin family law attorney can guide you through every phase of the adoption process. Read our blog post, “The Stepparents Guide to Adoption,” to learn what must be done before your final hearing. Some counties, including Pierce County, are known for creating a particularly special finalization experience for families.

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