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McKinley Irvin Blogs from April 2017

  • What to Do if You Fear Your Ex Will Kidnap Your Child

    What to Do if You Fear Your Ex Will Kidnap Your Child According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 350,000 parental abductions occur every year. “Parental kidnapping” is defined as the taking, or concealment, of a child by one parent in violation of the other parent’s rights, including terms set forth in a custody and visitation agreement. If you believe your child has been kidnapped by a parent or is at risk of being abducted, you should seek legal advice immediately. Different scenarios that may be considered parental kidnapping (which is a crime) include: If a parent ...
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  • Can My Spouse Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

    Can My Spouse Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers? One of the most common myths divorce attorneys come across is the belief that a spouse must consent to a divorce for the process to move forward. Your spouse can certainly make the process more difficult, but he or she cannot prevent it from happening altogether. To get a divorce, all that is required is proof of “irreconcilable differences” – and an inability to agree on the divorce is proof enough of such differences. Contested Divorce If your spouse refuses to sign divorce papers, your divorce is considered “contested.” ...
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