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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

Even though a legal separation isn’t as final as an official divorce, it is a big step that should not be taken lightly. People separate for a variety of different reasons, whether they’re ...
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What is a Contested Divorce?

When couples decide to divorce, they very rarely have everything worked out ahead of time. Sorting out serious issues like child custody, spousal support, and property division can be difficult for ...
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Is It Wise to Get a Quickie Divorce?

It may seem like a good idea to get your divorce over with as soon as possible, but this could come with several downsides. While you will be able to disentangle yourself from your spouse more quickly ...
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Making it Final: Your Post-Divorce Checklist

Even though your divorce is coming to a close, you're likely not finished just yet. You may feel impatient to put your divorce behind you and move forward with your life; but to do that, you need ...
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Oregon is NOT a Community Property State

In any divorce case, property division is one of the most important matters of discussion, which is why anyone going through a divorce must understand how their state handles property division. In ...
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Understanding the Differences Between Custody and Parenting Time

If you are going through a divorce or your parenting agreement is going through major changes, it is essential that you understand the differences between child custody and parenting time (which is ...
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What Does Divorce Do to Your Credit?

Getting divorced does not harm your credit directly, but the financial issues that come with divorce can certainly harm your credit score. Your credit score is based on several different aspects of ...
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How Does Remarriage Affect Child Custody & Child Support?

If you or your ex-spouse remarries after your divorce, it may change several things about both of your lives. If you remarry, you and your new spouse may wish to have more children, or you might be ...
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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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