Blog

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2018

  • What If My Ex and I Disagree About Our Kids’ Vaccinations & Other Health Matters?

    What If My Ex and I Disagree About Our Kids’ Vaccinations & Other Health Matters? When you and your ex disagree about something as important as your child’s healthcare, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Every good parent wants to protect their child and keep them healthy — but that may mean something different than to you than it does to your ex. For example, you may wish to have your child vaccinated and your child’s other parent may be anti-vaxx. Other medical disputes might involve the choice of doctor for your child, whether or not to administer medications, or choice of medical treatment. ...
    Continue reading >>
  • Ways Your Business May Be Affected in a Divorce

    Ways Your Business May Be Affected in a Divorce Business owners put their blood, sweat, and tears into their business, and have likely spent countless hours working to ensure that it prospers and continues to grow. So, what happens when business owners decide to divorce? Getting a divorce is a more complex event if you or your spouse own a business, whether you own it independently or jointly with your spouse or a business partner. What Will Happen to My Business in a Divorce? Unfortunately, in an Oregon divorce, your business interests are likely going to be subject to ...
    Continue reading >>
  • 8 Reasons Parents Can Lose Custody

    8 Reasons Parents Can Lose Custody If you and your ex are dealing with a custody issue, you might be worried about losing time with your children, or potentially losing custody altogether. Thankfully, courts are usually hesitant to award sole custody to one parent over the other, but it can happen in certain circumstances. Oregon courts favor co-parenting whenever possible because ample research has supported the theory that children thrive best when they can have relationships with both parents. However, not all children benefit from involvement with both ...
    Continue reading >>
  • Am I Ready for a Divorce?

    Am I Ready for a Divorce? Nobody gets married expecting a divorce, so when the thought enters your head, it might seem completely unfathomable. Deciding to seek a divorce is a big decision, and it can be difficult to determine whether you’re ready for such a step. There are several factors to consider before you make any moves, including how this decision could impact you financially, legally, and emotionally. If you are contemplating a divorce, ask yourself these 6 questions to determine if you’re ready. 1. Can you let go of your marriage? Sometimes ...
    Continue reading >>
  • Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

    Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney David Gross to our Vancouver office. David is not only a seasoned and skilled family law attorney – he also brings years of courtroom experience as a former senior deputy prosecutor in King County. David is passionate about the law and helping his clients overcome difficult situations. He will focus his practice on family law matters involving divorce, legal separation, child custody, LGBT family law, domestic violence, adoption, and issues for unmarried couples. David ...
    Continue reading >>
  • 6 Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Your Divorce

    6 Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Your Divorce Anyone going through a divorce wants the process to go as smoothly as possible, especially when it comes to the cost. Unfortunately, many people make serious financial mistakes as they begin the divorce process, and those financial decisions likely come back to haunt them later on. Divorce is all about hard choices and going through the details of your finances can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. However, the financial decisions you make during your divorce can contribute significantly to your future economic ...
    Continue reading >>
  • Understanding Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents in Oregon

    Understanding Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents in Oregon When a child’s parents are unmarried, the way in which they handle child custody issues after a break-up can be different than they would if they had been spouses. Couples who go through a divorce have a substantial amount of legal issues to sort out, child custody being only one of them. However, for parents who are unmarried, their separation will likely only require a few legal arrangements, the most significant being child custody. It is important to establish a legally-binding child custody plan, even if you and your ...
    Continue reading >>
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation Even though a legal separation isn’t as final as an official divorce, it is a big step that should not be taken lightly. People separate for a variety of different reasons, whether they’re using this as a stepping stone before a divorce or choose to take some time to reevaluate what they want out of their relationship. In any case, it’s important to consider how a separation could impact your life. If you and your spouse are thinking about separating, either temporarily or permanently, make sure you know what to expect. ...
    Continue reading >>
Page of 4
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
"Marc provided steady counsel and support through the emotional times. He kept us focused and moving forward during the meetings."
Read More