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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Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney David Gross to our Vancouver office. David is not only a seasoned and skilled family law attorney – he also brings years of courtroom ...
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6 Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Your Divorce

Anyone going through a divorce wants the process to go as smoothly as possible, especially when it comes to the cost. Unfortunately, many people make serious financial mistakes as they begin the ...
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Understanding Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents in Oregon

When a child’s parents are unmarried, the way in which they handle child custody issues after a break-up can be different than they would if they had been spouses. Couples who go through a ...
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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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Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer

Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion in the 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers List. The 2018 listing marks the eleventh consecutive year that Jeff has been recognized in Oregon Super Lawyers, ...
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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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