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McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2017

  • How Can I Get More Time With My Kids?

    How Can I Get More Time With My Kids? Being a parent requires a great deal of time and effort, especially when you feel your co-parenting agreement isn’t quite working out. When you want more parenting time with your children, it can sometimes be difficult to make that adjustment to the satisfaction of both parents and the court. If you want more visitation, but aren’t entirely sure how to get it, know that you do have legal options. Talk to Your Co-Parent The first thing you should try if you’d like to obtain more time with your kids, is to discuss the matter ...
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  • Why Is Full Financial Disclosure So Important in a Divorce?

    Why Is Full Financial Disclosure So Important in a Divorce? Financial topics can be complicated, and in many marriages, one spouse may not have a full understanding of their financial state. For example, if one spouse handles the taxes that year, the other may be oblivious to a few debts or additional funds and investments. While this unseen information may seem inconsequential when the funds are shared, when a couple is divorcing it becomes extremely important that both spouses have a full understanding of their financial situation. The need for financial transparency In a divorce, ...
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  • Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named to 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers

    Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named to 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion on the 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers List. This is Jeff's eleventh consecutive year to receive this well-deserved honor. Only 5 percent of all Oregon attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers, after being nominated by their peers for professional accomplishments and ability in the practice of law and evaluated via independent research. We thank Jeff for his dedication to excellence in the practice of family law and in his advocacy for our clients. For more information about ...
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  • Can My Spouse Refuse to Move Out During the Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Refuse to Move Out During the Divorce? Once you and your spouse decide to divorce, you’ll likely discuss how living arrangements will work going forward. For some couples, one spouse will decide to move out of the marital home, but for others, the decision can be trickier, and both spouses may insist on staying. If this is an issue for you, certain circumstances may enable you to have your spouse ordered from the home, but not always. What are my rights? Both spouses usually have a right to remain in their shared home until the property has been awarded to one ...
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