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McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2020

  • Addressing Kids’ Complaints About the Visitation Schedule

    Addressing Kids’ Complaints About the Visitation Schedule Children don’t always cope well with split parenting time. Dealing with your children’s complaints can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure how to respond. Whether you believe your ex has too much time or too little, if the court has ordered the visitation schedule, you must abide by it. However, there are several things you can do to make things easier for both you and your kids when it comes to visitation issues. 1. Put Yourself in Their Shoes Before resorting to discipline or rescheduling visits ...
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  • Who Pays the Legal Fees in a Divorce?

    Who Pays the Legal Fees in a Divorce? Divorce can be expensive, which is why many people worry about whether or not they can afford to hire a good divorce attorney. If you find yourself asking this question, it’s important to remember that the cost of divorce not only has to do with legal fees, but also with the lifestyle changes and the overall process of marital dissolution. Separating your finances, dividing your assets, moving out, splitting child-rearing costs, and career changes can all contribute to the high cost of divorce. As significant as these other ...
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  • Are Assets Split Equally in a Divorce?

    Are Assets Split Equally in a Divorce? One of the most common questions we get asked at McKinley Irvin is whether marital assets are split evenly when spouses divorce. Below, our lawyers explain what you need to know about how courts split assets between spouses in divorce cases in the state of Oregon. Equitable Distribution Oregon is not a community property state, so all of the property and debts that have been accumulated by a married couple do not equally belong to both when they get divorced. Instead, equitable distribution states take the stance that ...
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  • How to Prepare for a Divorce in Oregon

    How to Prepare for a Divorce in Oregon The divorce process can be overwhelming. Clients who take the time to prepare themselves for the various legal obstacles they may encounter often manage their divorce proceedings better than those who avoid this crucial step. While there is much that needs to be done to devise a strong legal strategy to advocate for your best interests, here are a few things you can do to prepare for your divorce. Important Documents You Need One of the biggest hassles when going through a divorce is gathering all of the documents needed to ...
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