McKinley Irvin Blogs from January 2018

  • "I Want a Divorce" - 5 Tips for Breaking the News

    There is never a perfect time or way to tell your spouse you want to end your marriage. Unfortunately, the news will be difficult to share under any circumstances. The conversation is very likely to be emotional, and your spouse might respond with feelings of anger or hurt. However, there are certain things you can do to make it easier for both you and your spouse when you tell them you want a divorce. It is also important that you prepare yourself for divorce on a practical level before you inform your spouse. Find out what ...
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  • Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner

    Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner We are pleased to announce that veteran family law attorney, Peter C. Diamond, has joined McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland. Pete brings over 25 years of diverse experience to McKinley Irvin that includes in addition to family law, business law, real estate law, estate planning, and general litigation. As partner, Pete will help lead the expansion of the firm's presence in the Portland community while providing exceptional client service. He focuses his practice on divorce and separation involving the valuation and ...
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  • Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

    Can I Afford to Get Divorced? If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you understand the costs involved and how it could impact your current and future financial situation. For many people, the decision to divorce is an emotional one. While it is important to listen to what your gut tells you, it is also crucial that you take the necessary steps to prepare for the financial aspect of divorce. Understanding Your Current Financial Situation Before you price out how you can afford a divorce, it is important that you understand your current ...
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  • Are Children of Divorced Parents More Likely to Divorce?

    Are Children of Divorced Parents More Likely to Divorce? It’s been said that children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced because they did not see an example of a successful marriage in their own household. Children are impressionable, that is certain. The biggest concern of most divorcing parents is if their children will be negatively affected by their decision. Children usually are impacted by divorce, in one way or another, but whether or not this experience makes them more likely to divorce themselves is another matter entirely. Could other factors be at play? ...
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