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? Will Property Be Split 50/50 in Oregon? As an equitable distribution state, Oregon does not divide marital property in an equal 50/50 split. Property will be divided according to what is fair and equitable so that both spouses share relatively equal footing after the divorce. 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 ...
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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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