Divorce & Family Law News

Family Law Blog

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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3 Tips for Communicating During Your Divorce

The divorce process can be financially difficult and extremely stressful. One of the best ways to ensure you and your spouse maintain a civil, if not friendly, relationship during your divorce is to ...
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Can I Get A Divorce Even If My Spouse Doesn't Want One?

It can be difficult to stick out a marriage when you and your spouse aren’t on the same page. A divorce can be just as tough for the same reason. If your spouse refuses to get divorced, you are ...
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5 Reasons Why Dating During Divorce Can Be a Bad Idea

Everyone reacts to the divorce process differently. While some people may feel overwhelmed and emotionally distraught, others might be ready to step away from the past and jump back into the dating ...
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Potential Divorce Issues for Business Owners

The divorce process can be problematic for anyone, but if you own your own business, your divorce might be particularly complex. When you own a business, your divorce is about more than just your own ...
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How to Deal with a Difficult Spouse During a Divorce

Most people going through a divorce encounter some degree of difficulty with their spouse. You likely already have issues with one another. Going through the divorce process will probably open the ...
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Is Divorce More Likely After Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is supposed to have a positive impact on your life and health, but some studies have suggested that these surgeries may lead couples to divorce. Recently, ...
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Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce?

When it comes to property division in a divorce, everything is rarely split down the middle. There is no standard answer when it comes to how properties and assets are divided in a divorce, but there ...
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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate in a Divorce

In any legal proceeding, how you represent yourself is key. It is important that you are prepared, knowledgeable, and confident if you want to have any hope of obtaining what you want. In a divorce, ...
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"I Want a Divorce" - 5 Tips for Breaking the News

There is never a perfect time or way to tell your spouse you want to end your marriage. Unfortunately, the news will be difficult to share under any circumstances. The conversation is very likely to ...
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Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner

We are pleased to announce that veteran family law attorney, Peter C. Diamond, has joined McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland. Pete brings over 25 years of diverse experience to McKinley Irvin that ...
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