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McKinley Irvin Blogs from November 2016

  • Who Pays the Bills During a Divorce?

    Who Pays the Bills During a Divorce? If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may be wondering who is responsible for paying household bills until the divorce has been finalized. Should you be held responsible for paying utility bills, for example, if you have moved out of your marital home? What about the mortgage? Should you open your own bank account and credit card accounts? In this blog, we will provide you with a brief overview of how these financial matters should be handled during a divorce. During the early stages of divorce, it is ...
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  • Three Common Divorce Myths Debunked

    Three Common Divorce Myths Debunked Divorce is already challenging enough without the confusion caused by inaccurate information. There are many beliefs and perceptions out there about the divorce process that simply aren’t true and may cause people to have unrealistic expectations about their divorce. We’ve addressed three of the most common divorce myths in this blog to set the record straight. Myth #1: My spouse cheated on me and will be made to pay in court. Because Oregon is a no-fault divorce state, the courts are not concerned with the reason why the ...
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  • The Interesting Legal Issues Surrounding the Brangelina Divorce

    The Interesting Legal Issues Surrounding the Brangelina Divorce Georges Biard [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons As most of the world knows by now, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her husband of two years with whom she has been in a relationship since 2004. Aside from being celebrities, the legalities surrounding their divorce are interesting for many reasons. Here is a brief look at some of the noteworthy legal issues involved in the divorce: Brad Pitt has been accused of substance abuse . As we covered in a previous blog, accusations of substance abuse can ...
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