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McKinley Irvin Blogs from May 2020

  • How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting

    How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting As schools across the country have closed to protect children and teachers from the spread of COVID-19, many parents are seeking new ways to support their children's learning outside of the classroom. It's especially important for parents sharing child custody to develop consistent support for their child's education during this time. Establish Consistency in Your Home Improving your child's learning at home should start with you. If your child is five years or older, you can create a schedule together that covers learning ...
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  • How is Debt Divided in a Divorce?

    How is Debt Divided in a Divorce? Any debt a couple shared during their divorce may be subject to division, just like any other type of property they owned. In this way, debt is treated like any other asset and may be divided or divvied up in a way that is deemed fair and reasonable in the eyes of the court. However, depending on the type of debt you have, when you acquired it, and why, the way in which the debt is divided may vary. Property Division Laws Each state is governed by their own property division laws, and those laws determine how a couple will ...
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  • “Medicaid Divorce” – Seeking a Divorce for Medical Reasons

    “Medicaid Divorce” – Seeking a Divorce for Medical Reasons In an effort to make medical care more affordable, more and more Americans are using a surprising economic tool: divorce. Most couples file for divorce because they no longer love one another, they have irreconcilable differences, or they’re facing other serious relationship issues. However, some perfectly happy couples are choosing to file for divorce not because they wish to live separate lives, but because one spouse needs to obtain long-term or critical medical benefits. While this is an extreme step, a person with a ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Co-Parenting Teenagers

    What You Need to Know About Co-Parenting Teenagers Parenting a teenager is challenging enough, but when you share parenting responsibilities with your ex-spouse, this daunting task inevitably becomes a bit trickier. Co-parenting can be difficult at times, especially if you and the other parent do not see eye to eye. Thankfully, if you both have your child’s best interest at heart, it is possible to find a workable parenting arrangement that prioritizes your teenager’s needs. Read below for a few key tips about co-parenting teenagers: 1. Consider What You’re Up Against When ...
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