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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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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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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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