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McKinley Irvin Blogs from October 2017

  • Everything You Need to Know About Violating a Court Order

    Everything You Need to Know About Violating a Court Order When it comes to family law matters, it is very likely there are court orders in your case that both you and your ex-spouse or co-parent are prohibited from violating. When the court makes an order, it is legally binding. These types of orders may cover child support payments, spousal support payments, or child custody agreements, and usually outline specifically how each party must fulfill his or her duties. Any failure to do so could result in serious penalties for the accused, and a load of trouble for everyone involved. ...
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  • The Issues with Technology and Electronic Data in a Divorce

    The Issues with Technology and Electronic Data in a Divorce When a couple divorces in today’s tech-obsessed culture, they’re now faced with the need to reorganize and protect their electronic data. Much of the financial, professional, and personal decisions we make each day are tracked or performed via technology. From online banking to social media posts, phone plans, and credit card statements, our digital data is valuable and can have a significant impact in a divorce. Do you share passwords? Like many couples do, if you and your spouse share logins and passwords, GPS locations, ...
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  • How to Avoid Paying Spousal Support

    How to Avoid Paying Spousal Support If you are going through a divorce in Oregon, or considering a divorce, you may be wondering if you can avoid paying spousal support (alimony). If you think you may be asked to pay spousal support, are there ways to avoid it? Many couples do not bring in the same income and will have disproportionate “earning power” after they separate. Whether this is because one spouse took on the role of a stay-at-home parent, or simply because one spouse’s career paid a better salary, the uneven earning may be enough to justify ...
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  • How to Begin the Divorce Process in Oregon

    How to Begin the Divorce Process in Oregon After you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, it is important that you prepare for what comes next. The divorce process can sometimes be overwhelming, especially amid all the emotional turmoil most people experience at the end of a marriage. To make navigating this process a bit easier, we’ve simplified the steps for obtaining a divorce in Oregon to a manageable list. However, before you begin the divorce process make sure you meet the specific requirements. Anyone filing for a divorce in Oregon must ...
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