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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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What to Do if You Fear Your Ex Will Kidnap Your Child

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 350,000 parental abductions occur every year. “Parental kidnapping” is defined as the taking, or concealment, of a child by one parent in ...
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Can My Spouse Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

One of the most common myths divorce attorneys come across is the belief that a spouse must consent to a divorce for the process to move forward. Your spouse can certainly make the process more ...
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How to Negotiate a Divorce Settlement

A divorce settlement is a formal written agreement between ex-spouses that addresses several issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property. While ...
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The Financial Realities of Divorce: How to Protect Yourself

Financial protection is one of the biggest worries many of our clients face when divorcing. Divorce can potentially place an undeniable amount of financial burden on both parties, especially if it is ...
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8 Reasons You Should Avoid a Cookie Cutter Parenting Plan

Divorced parents explore new territory when it comes to their children – from how they divide the child’s time to how parenting decisions are made moving forward. Instead of trying to fit ...
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Samantha Hazel Joins McKinley Irvin as Senior Attorney in Portland

We are thrilled to welcome the newest addition to our Portland office, senior attorney Samantha Hazel. Samantha brings a uniquely diverse background to the practice of family law. At McKinley Irvin, ...
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3 Things to Know About Long Distance Co-Parenting

Parenting plans allow for divorced or separated parents to maintain healthy relationships with their children. Not all parenting plans are as simple as scheduling which weekends either parent will get ...
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What is Domestic Violence and What Can You Do About It?

Domestic violence refers to any instance or pattern of abusive behaviors committed by one family member against another, or between individuals who cohabitate or are involved in a dating relationship. ...
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Why Would You Choose Legal Separation Over Divorce?

When someone is unhappy in their marriage, they choose to get a divorce, right? Why would anyone choose to only get a legal separation, then, if ending their marriage was their primary objective? For ...
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Should You Consider Going to Trial for Your Divorce?

Most divorces are settled, not litigated. Despite what you may have heard or seen in movies about court battles between divorcing spouses, an estimated 95 percent of divorce cases don’t ever end ...
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