McKinley Irvin Blogs from November 2014

  • Dividing Retirement Funds in Divorce

    One of the most significant parts of the divorce proceeding is going through the process to divide property and assets. Under Oregon's laws of equitable distribution, each spouse in the marriage receives the amount the court deems fair based on factors such as the amount of property to be divided, the length of the marriage and individual contributions. Retirement assets and pension plans held by the divorcing spouses may also be included in the property division process. How does equitable distribution affect retirement ...
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  • When Should I Seek a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

    When Should I Seek a Domestic Violence Protection Order? If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, you probably have a lot of questions about your legal rights. By staying informed on domestic violence and family laws, you can better protect your family and your well-being. You may not realize it, but in most cases of domestic violence, seeking a protection order is extremely important. Domestic violence occurs when one individual commits physical abuse or verbal threats against an individual with whom they have an intimate or familial relationship. This could ...
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  • Am I Entitled to Spousal Support / Alimony?

    Am I Entitled to Spousal Support / Alimony? The state of Oregon has specific laws regarding spousal support, also known as alimony. This type of support can be awarded during the divorce process and in some cases, after. The court will order one spouse to pay money, or support, to the other for a certain period of time. Usually, it is ordered in monthly installments, while some cases are resolved in a one-time lump sum. What will the court look at to determine support? Only certain divorces will include spousal support. One of the main reasons a spouse may be awarded ...
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