Blog Posts in 2017

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When is the Best Time to Get Divorced?

The best time to get a divorce is different for everyone. Rushing into it before carefully considering your situation can be reckless – but in some cases, it is better to act fast. In most ...
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Coping with Thanksgiving After Divorce

The holidays can be difficult after a divorce, especially Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday marks the start of the holiday season for most families, and it can serve as a very difficult reminder ...
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MI Welcomes Two New Attorneys to Vancouver Office

We are pleased to announce that Vancouver family law attorneys Lisa Martin and Lisa Ward have joined the firm. Our new team members bring a diverse range of experience to McKinley Irvin – and a ...
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McKinley Irvin Named in 2018 "Best Law Firms" for Portland Metro Area

McKinley Irvin has been recognized by U.S. News–Best Lawyers 2018 "Best Law Firms" in two major metropolitan areas McKinley Irvin is pleased to announce that our firm has received a ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Violating a Court Order

When it comes to family law matters, it is very likely there are court orders in your case that both you and your ex-spouse or co-parent are prohibited from violating. When the court makes an order, ...
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The Issues with Technology and Electronic Data in a Divorce

When a couple divorces in today’s tech-obsessed culture, they’re now faced with the need to reorganize and protect their electronic data. Much of the financial, professional, and personal ...
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Attorney Krista Mancuso Joins McKinley Irvin

We are pleased to announce that Portland family law attorney Krista Mancuso has joined McKinley Irvin. Krista Mancuso is passionate about helping people through difficult events. She started out ...
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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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Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named to 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion on the 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers List. This is Jeff's eleventh consecutive year to receive this well-deserved honor. Only 5 percent of all ...
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Can My Spouse Refuse to Move Out During the Divorce?

Once you and your spouse decide to divorce, you’ll likely discuss how living arrangements will work going forward. For some couples, one spouse will decide to move out of the marital home, but ...
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What is a Divorce Settlement Conference?

In an effort to resolve issues in a divorce case, some couples may attend a settlement conference. Divorce conferences can either be mandatory or voluntary, and sometimes take place in a courtroom ...
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Are My Divorce Records Public?

Most divorce records are, in fact, considered a matter of public record and are contained in the county where your divorce was issued. It may feel a little invasive to know that divorce certificates ...
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School's Out: Negotiating Child Custody for the Summer

Child custody agreements will often need to be reconfigured during the summer months to allow for the changing schedules of children and their parents. School is out, and many separated parents need ...
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When Does a Child Need an Attorney?

Family legal issues can be emotionally draining, especially for the children involved. If a child’s parents are unable to come to an agreement over the legal decisions regarding their child, ...
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What You Need to Know About Divorce & Debt

Divorcing couples often worry about who will keep the house or the car, but not everyone is prepared to handle debt negotiations. Many American couples have debt of one kind of another, whether it be ...
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Attorney Amy Cross Joins McKinley Irvin

McKinley Irvin is delighted to welcome our newest attorney, Amy Cross, to our Portland office. Not only is she a formidable family law attorney, Amy also brings years of experience in estate planning ...
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