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McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2016

  • Rebuilding or Maintaining Friendships After a Divorce

    Rebuilding or Maintaining Friendships After a Divorce No matter what the circumstances may be, getting divorced takes a lot of your time and attention. It also can cause stress, anxiety, and is overall an emotional time. Often, this can limit the amount of mindfulness and energy that can be focused on your social life and leisure time. The divorce can also be difficult for your social circle, especially if you typically spent time with them as a couple. All of this can affect your relationships with friends. Many people find they need to rebuild some friendships after the ...
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  • How Much Does the Average Divorce Cost in Oregon?

    How Much Does the Average Divorce Cost in Oregon? Like many things in life, divorce isn’t cheap. The process of dividing one household into two requires significant work, which can be costly. There are many expenses to consider, including legal fees, attorney fees, and the personal costs associated with a divorce. The more complex and contested your divorce, the more it will cost. You should have a plan in place to help you deal with these additional short and long-term costs. Here’s what you can expect an average divorce to cost in Oregon: You must pay a fee to file a ...
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  • Divorce Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

    Divorce Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads There are no firm stats on how many parents choose to stay at home with their children, but evidence indicates an increasing trend of moms and dads who wish to be stay-at-home parents. When a couple decides to divorce, what is already a complex process can be even more fraught for a parent who has completely or partly left the workforce to stay home with children. Because our Oregon divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin understand how difficult divorce can be for stay-at-home moms and dads, we have listed important steps parents ...
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  • Two McKinley Irvin Attorneys Selected to 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers

    Two McKinley Irvin Attorneys Selected to  2016 Oregon Super Lawyers We are proud to congratulate our partner, Jeffrey Matthews, and senior attorney Mindy Stannard for their selection to the 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers list. Only 5% of attorneys in the state are chosen for this honor. The Super Lawyers regonition is given to attorneys who have been nominated by their peers for professional excellence and undergo a rigorous research process before being selected. Jeffrey Matthews Jeff has been distinguished as an Oregon Super Lawyer every year since 2007, making this his 10th consecutive year on ...
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  • What You Should Know About Social Media & Divorce

    What You Should Know About Social Media & Divorce A recent report made by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that the word “Facebook” is mentioned in one-third of all divorce filings. Surprised? While social media sites have become an important part of how people interact in today’s world, an increasing number of divorce filings are including mentions of online relationships. It is also not uncommon for spouses to overshare sensitive information on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media outlets that could contribute to the end of their relationships. This ...
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