McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2018

  • What is a Contested Divorce?

    What is a Contested Divorce? When couples decide to divorce, they very rarely have everything worked out ahead of time. Sorting out serious issues like child custody, spousal support, and property division can be difficult for even the most amiable spouses, and a downright nightmare for more contentious couples. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on some or any of the terms in your divorce, your divorce is considered “contested.” When Does a Divorce Become Contested? Essentially, if one or both spouses dispute the terms of the divorce it is ...
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  • Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer

    Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion in the 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers List. The 2018 listing marks the eleventh consecutive year that Jeff has been recognized in Oregon Super Lawyers, achieving an annual listing every year since 2007. Each year, no more than five percent of all attorneys in Oregon are selected as Super Lawyers. “We congratulate Jeff for his selection as a 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer, and for his continued leadership in the practice of family law,” said Rita Herrera Irvin, founder of McKinley ...
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  • Is It Wise to Get a Quickie Divorce?

    Is It Wise to Get a Quickie Divorce? It may seem like a good idea to get your divorce over with as soon as possible, but this could come with several downsides. While you will be able to disentangle yourself from your spouse more quickly than you would with a typical divorce, you could also lose assets, certain rights, and future security in the process. Before you commit to a quick divorce, make sure you know what cutting corners could cost you. What is a Quickie Divorce? A "quickie divorce" is just a casual term that refers to a very sped-up divorce process. ...
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