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A little knowledge can go a long way to protect your assets and family relationships. Planning can save headaches and money, and can provide peace of mind. The articles and tips in this section of the McKinley Irvin website are intended to help you understand and prepare for some of the more common issues you’ll encounter in a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter.

Please be advised that family cases can be very complex. The information provided here should not be construed as legal advice in your case.

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Do Divorce Rates Spike After Summer Vacation?

Some things are more popular during different times of the year. Hot cocoa is better during the winter, pool parties are more fitting in July, and, according to research, divorce is most common after ...
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The Risks of Online Divorce Services

After you and your spouse have decided to divorce, the next step is customarily to select your respective lawyers and figure out how to proceed. However, in our modern-day society where technology is ...
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How Can I Get More Time With My Kids?

Being a parent requires a great deal of time and effort, especially when you feel your co-parenting agreement isn’t quite working out. When you want more parenting time with your children, it ...
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Why Is Full Financial Disclosure So Important in a Divorce?

Financial topics can be complicated, and in many marriages, one spouse may not have a full understanding of their financial state. For example, if one spouse handles the taxes that year, the other may ...
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Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named to 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion on the 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers List. This is Jeff's eleventh consecutive year to receive this well-deserved honor. Only 5 percent of all ...
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Can My Spouse Refuse to Move Out During the Divorce?

Once you and your spouse decide to divorce, you’ll likely discuss how living arrangements will work going forward. For some couples, one spouse will decide to move out of the marital home, but ...
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What is a Divorce Settlement Conference?

In an effort to resolve issues in a divorce case, some couples may attend a settlement conference. Divorce conferences can either be mandatory or voluntary, and sometimes take place in a courtroom ...
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Are My Divorce Records Public?

Most divorce records are, in fact, considered a matter of public record and are contained in the county where your divorce was issued. It may feel a little invasive to know that divorce certificates ...
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School's Out: Negotiating Child Custody for the Summer

Child custody agreements will often need to be reconfigured during the summer months to allow for the changing schedules of children and their parents. School is out, and many separated parents need ...
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When Does a Child Need an Attorney?

Family legal issues can be emotionally draining, especially for the children involved. If a child’s parents are unable to come to an agreement over the legal decisions regarding their child, ...
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