Blog Posts in 2018

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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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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Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce?

When it comes to property division in a divorce, everything is rarely split down the middle. There is no standard answer when it comes to how properties and assets are divided in a divorce, but there ...
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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate in a Divorce

In any legal proceeding, how you represent yourself is key. It is important that you are prepared, knowledgeable, and confident if you want to have any hope of obtaining what you want. In a divorce, ...
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"I Want a Divorce" - 5 Tips for Breaking the News

There is never a perfect time or way to tell your spouse you want to end your marriage. Unfortunately, the news will be difficult to share under any circumstances. The conversation is very likely to ...
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Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner

We are pleased to announce that veteran family law attorney, Peter C. Diamond, has joined McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland. Pete brings over 25 years of diverse experience to McKinley Irvin that ...
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Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you understand the costs involved and how it could impact your current and future financial situation. For many people, the decision to divorce ...
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Are Children of Divorced Parents More Likely to Divorce?

It’s been said that children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced because they did not see an example of a successful marriage in their own household. Children are impressionable, ...
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