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McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2017

  • What is Domestic Violence and What Can You Do About It?

    What is Domestic Violence and What Can You Do About It? Domestic violence refers to any instance or pattern of abusive behaviors committed by one family member against another, or between individuals who cohabitate or are involved in a dating relationship. Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical violence, assault and intimidation, sexual assault, and emotional abuse. Over the years, society’s shifting views on domestic violence have led to sweeping changes in both the civil and criminal legal systems. When it comes to divorce and family law, family courts ...
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  • Why Would You Choose Legal Separation Over Divorce?

    Why Would You Choose Legal Separation Over Divorce? When someone is unhappy in their marriage, they choose to get a divorce , right? Why would anyone choose to only get a legal separation , then, if ending their marriage was their primary objective? For many couples, there are some significant advantages to filing for legal separation instead of divorce. Benefits of Legal Separation First and foremost, a legal separation represents for many people a time to sit and think in peace. Marriages can get rocky when neither spouse feels like they have time for themselves to decide ...
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  • Should You Consider Going to Trial for Your Divorce?

    Should You Consider Going to Trial for Your Divorce? Most divorces are settled, not litigated. Despite what you may have heard or seen in movies about court battles between divorcing spouses, an estimated 95 percent of divorce cases don’t ever end up going to trial. This means that even the most complicated or contentious divorces can be resolved out of court – if the parties involved want to avoid the time, resources, and expenses associated with litigation, and are willing to negotiate so that settlement agreements can be reached. Whether you are considering divorce or are ...
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