Divorce & Family Law News

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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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How to Avoid Paying Spousal Support

If you are going through a divorce in Oregon, or considering a divorce, you may be wondering if you can avoid paying spousal support (alimony). If you think you may be asked to pay spousal support, ...
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How to Begin the Divorce Process in Oregon

After you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, it is important that you prepare for what comes next. The divorce process can sometimes be overwhelming, especially amid all the ...
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What to Do When You Think Your Spouse Wants a Divorce

Every couple has ups and downs, but sometimes serious or reoccurring issues can lead married couples to consider a divorce. If your spouse has become cold or distant and no longer seems interested in ...
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3 Tips for Estate Planning After a Divorce

Divorce is a life-changing experience on a personal level, but it can also have a huge impact legally and financially. After the divorce process is through, there is still the very important matter of ...
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What Are the Guidelines for Deviating from Child Support?

Oregon maintains a set of child support guidelines meant to ensure children of divorced or separated parents each contribute to the financial welfare of their child. The state believes that each ...
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Divorce & Difficult Decisions: How to Cope

When you go through a major life change, like a divorce, it has a ripple effect that impacts many other aspects of your life. It’s no secret that the divorce process is hard on most people, but ...
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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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