McKinley Irvin Blogs from May 2015

  • Are People Happier After Divorce?

    Whether you were relieved to have finally gathered all the paperwork or were blindsided by your spouse’s filing, divorce can be an overwhelming obstacle to overcome. Even when you are eager about the prospect of life after divorce, it can be intimidating to emerge into life post-divorce. You have to make new habits, new routines, new patterns, and even new relationships. Enjoying a happier life after divorce may seem impossible for some and easily attainable for others. However, it is never always that simple. Even those who ...
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  • Does Infidelity Affect Divorce in Oregon?

    First, it is important to understand that Oregon is a no-fault divorce state. This means that there are no “grounds” required for divorce. In many ways, this will impact how infidelity is viewed by the court. Since the state no longer considers a spouse’s misconduct as a cause of divorce (only irreconcilable differences), the goal of the court is not to “point fingers” at a guilty party, but to resolve the divorce according to the laws. Going even further, the court does not allow for spouses to testify about negative ...
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