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McKinley Irvin Blogs from January 2015

  • How Can I Keep My House in a Divorce?

    How Can I Keep My House in a Divorce? With so many tumultuous changes occurring during a divorce, you may not wish to leave the marital home. It is something solid and comforting to hold on to, and it may be important to you to raise your children in the house they grew up in. Aside from the emotional value the house has for your family, it is almost always the most valuable asset in the divorce. Choosing to keep the home should be something that you carefully consider before fighting for this asset in court. Two Reasons to Keep the Family Home You need to ...
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  • 6 Specific Qualities to Look For In a Divorce Lawyer

    6 Specific Qualities to Look For In a Divorce Lawyer One of the most important tools that you can have on your side in a divorce or family law case is a seasoned divorce attorney. You want a legal professional that will take the time to advocate on your behalf in the most reasonable and ethical way possible. Since your attorney will be your representative, you want to maintain open, honest, and clear lines of communication with them throughout the process. What do I look for when hiring an attorney? There are many attorneys across Oregon that you can choose to protect your ...
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  • The Rights of Unmarried Couples in Oregon

    The Rights of Unmarried Couples in Oregon The average American family continues to shift and evolve, and more and more families are living together without the legal protections of marriage. While these unmarried couples may cohabitate without a problem, there are other complications they may face regarding their legal rights, especially if they decide to split up after spending a number of years together. In Oregon, unmarried couples have the right to access the judicial system for any of their legal concerns, but the same standards that apply to married couples ...
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  • How Long Does a Divorce Take in Oregon?

    How Long Does a Divorce Take in Oregon? When a couple decides to get a divorce, they are not just ending their relationship with one another-they are making the decision to separate their lives, property, debts, and children from the current relationship. They must make agreements concerning how these issues will be handled moving forward. If the couple has lived in Oregon for at least six months, they are able file in their county. However, how long that divorce will take may vary depending on a wide range of factors. What is decided in a divorce? Much of the ...
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