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McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2019

  • 5 Strategies for a More Amicable Divorce

    5 Strategies for a More Amicable Divorce The divorce process is never easy, but there are certain things you can do to make it more amicable. There are several issues divorcing couples need to discuss and contemplate, including property division , spousal support, child support , and child custody . Disagreements are likely to occur, and when those issues come up, how you handle them will define how your divorce will play out. If you and your spouse can be civil and work together, your divorce is likely to be less stressful, less time-consuming, and easier to ...
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  • 6 Divorce Myths Debunked

    6 Divorce Myths Debunked There are several misconceptions about divorce floating around, and all too often they’re passed as fact. Misinformation about divorce can alter how you approach important decisions in your own divorce process . Fortunately, you can make sure you know fact from fiction before you get too deep in the divorce process by getting your divorce information from reliable sources, such as legal organizations, state laws, and your divorce attorney. If you’re in the midst of a divorce, make sure you have all the facts about the ...
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  • Trial Separation vs. Legal Separation: What’s the Difference

    Trial Separation vs. Legal Separation: What’s the Difference During marital difficulties, taking time apart from your spouse can prove beneficial for many reasons. For some couples, taking a break can reinforce the need to communicate and make a renewed effort to make the marriage work, whereas others might realize that they’re better off starting a new path independently. Regardless of the reason, if you and your spouse are having marital problems, you may be considering a separation before you file for a divorce . However, there are different ways married couples can “separate.” ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

    Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce? If you are planning to divorce , you might wonder if you can save time or money by handling the divorce legalities yourself. Or, you might be anticipating a simple, quick divorce, so handling the process without a lawyer might seem entirely doable. Many people do handle their own divorces. However, if you have property, debts, children, own a business – or anything else you wish to protect – divorcing without a lawyer can pose a significant risk. Divorce is a legal process, the outcome of which can affect your life for years ...
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  • Can Legal Cannabis Use Affect Child Custody?

    Can Legal Cannabis Use Affect Child Custody? With the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Oregon in 2015, many new questions have popped up in reference to its use. As a result, parents throughout Oregon, and beyond, are wondering whether their legal use of marijuana could affect their child custody case. Custody battles can get vicious, which is why it’s important to evaluate every weak spot in your defenses before you begin any type of legal case with your child’s other parent. Whether you legally use cannabis or your child’s other parent does, make sure you ...
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  • How to Buy Out Your Home During A Divorce

    How to Buy Out Your Home During A Divorce When you get a divorce , figuring out how you and your spouse will divide your possessions is often one of the most challenging aspects. While it can be difficult to part with sentimental treasures, funds, and other items, deciding on a plan for the marital home is usually the main point of contention. Each couple handles this phase of their divorce differently. Some couples may choose to sell the home and split the profit, while others might choose to rent out the property and share the responsibility. However, most couples ...
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  • Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce If you wish to avoid an adversarial divorce and have more control over the process, and you believe you and your spouse can work out many of your divorce issues together, a collaborative divorce might be the right choice for you. Divorcing in court can be expensive, long, and contentious, to say the least. A collaborative divorce seeks to encourage mutual respect and civil negotiations, allows each spouse to retain more control over the terms of their divorce, and may make the divorce process easier for children. It can be ...
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  • 4 Ways to Help Your Adult Child Through a Divorce

    4 Ways to Help Your Adult Child Through a Divorce Divorce is challenging – even if you aren’t the one going through it. If your adult child is facing a divorce, you might have strong feelings about their situation, as well as concerns. However you feel about the divorce itself, the important thing to remember is that your child needs your support. Divorce can be stressful, expensive, long, and life-altering. Even if the divorce is for the best, it will still be a struggle for your child. While they go through this tumultuous time, the best thing you can do as a parent is to ...
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