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McKinley Irvin Blogs from June 2016

  • The Changing Perception of Divorce in Media

    The Changing Perception of Divorce in Media Remember Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage? How about Britney Spears’ marriage of only 55 hours? These days, it seems that people expect this sort of behavior from celebrities, many of whom seem to change spouses as often as they change their socks – the average celebrity divorce rate is 80 percent! The reality is, though, that this isn’t just a celebrity issue – approximately half of first marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, and the failure rate only increases with subsequent marriages. With the media so focused on ...
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  • How Do I Get a Divorce in Oregon?

    How Do I Get a Divorce in Oregon? If you are considering a divorce in Oregon, you may have some questions about how it works. Below, we have briefly summarized the process so that you have a better idea of what to expect. If you are looking for a fuller explanation of the process and the issues at stake in divorce, check out our extensive online resource, “A Guide to Divorce in Oregon .” Here’s what you need to know about divorce in Oregon: Oregon is a no-fault state, which means that you don’t need to provide a legal reason for a divorce other than claiming ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Among Top 25 Divorce Lawyers in Portland

    McKinley Irvin Among Top 25 Divorce Lawyers in Portland McKinley Irvin is pleased to announce that our Portland, Oregon office has been chosen by Expertise as one of the Top 25 divorce lawyers in the city. Expertise makes it their goal to connect people with the best local experts. For most people, finding the right person for an important job, like legal advice, requires hours of research without any real way to know whether businesses are truly experts. Expertise takes the guesswork out of the process by compiling lists of the best local professionals in each U.S. city, giving ...
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  • Divorce Mediation: Questions to Ask Your Mediator

    Divorce Mediation: Questions to Ask Your Mediator Mediation is an effective way for many couples to resolve divorce-related issues in a cooperative manner without putting important decisions in the hands of a judge. Because matters can be resolved outside of court, mediation typically is less expensive and quicker than litigating the divorce. Mediation can help couples come to decisions about things like child custody , child support , property division , spousal support, and other related matters that best suit their individual situations. While the mediator cannot make ...
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  • Understanding Military Divorce vs. Civilian Divorce

    Understanding Military Divorce vs. Civilian Divorce Service members have certain obligations and rights that are very different from those of civilians when it comes to divorce. Having a military spouse affects everything, from where the divorce is filed to how pension rights and other important benefits are affected. Below is a brief overview of the unique considerations involved in military divorces . Filing for Divorce From the very start of a divorce case, military couples face a different set of questions and concerns than civilians. Military couples must first determine ...
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  • Jeffrey Matthews Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland

    Jeffrey Matthews Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland It is with tremendous excitement that we welcome our newest partner, Jeffrey Matthews. Jeff has distinguished himself as one of Oregon's premier divorce and family law attorneys and as a formidable advocate for the clients he has served for over 30 years. Jeff is known throughout the Portland legal community for his experience, professionalism, and dedication to our local community. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and currently serves as the AAML Oregon Chapter President. Jeff will ...
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