McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2018

  • Is Divorce More Likely After Weight Loss Surgery?

    Is Divorce More Likely After Weight Loss Surgery? Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is supposed to have a positive impact on your life and health, but some studies have suggested that these surgeries may lead couples to divorce. Recently, psychologists and weight loss surgeons have noticed an increase in divorce rates for individuals who have undergone bariatric surgeries, such as gastric bypass. In fact, some sources claim the divorce rate may be as high as 85%. Weight loss surgery can bring with it many changes, but if divorce is one of them, is it worth it? Many ...
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  • Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce?

    Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce? When it comes to property division in a divorce, everything is rarely split down the middle. There is no standard answer when it comes to how properties and assets are divided in a divorce, but there are set rules that dictate how property division is decided. If you are worried about what will happen to your possessions in your divorce, make sure you understand how Oregon courts handle property division. There are two different types of assets in a marriage: marital property and separate property . Marital property includes ...
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  • How to Be Your Own Best Advocate in a Divorce

    How to Be Your Own Best Advocate in a Divorce In any legal proceeding, how you represent yourself is key. It is important that you are prepared, knowledgeable, and confident if you want to have any hope of obtaining what you want. In a divorce, this is particularly true. From selecting the right divorce attorney to making tough decisions about your future, it is always important to be your own best advocate. You may be thinking – “isn’t that my divorce attorney’s job?” While your attorney will fight to protect your interests and meet your goals, it is still your ...
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