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  • FAQ: Getting Divorced in Oregon

    FAQ: Getting Divorced in Oregon Our compassionate and experienced divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin are committed to delivering top-notch representation to clients filing for divorce. We understand that divorcing your spouse is a difficult decision that will substantially impact your family and your future, which is why we provide answers to some of the frequent questions we are asked by clients who are considering filing for divorce . Question #1: Is there a difference between divorce and legal separation? A: When spouses legally separate, they are still ...
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  • How to Collect Child Support or Spousal Support in Oregon

    How to Collect Child Support or Spousal Support in Oregon In Oregon, child support is generally awarded to the parent who has the child the majority of the time to assist with housing, food, and other expenses. Spousal support, also called “alimony,” is a court-ordered payment that one spouse must make to another after a divorce . If one has an order for spousal or child support and their ex fails to meet their payment obligations, then there are several legal actions one can use to enforce their rights and collect support. Withhold Wages Payments for past-due child support can be ...
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  • What to Do After a Divorce is Finalized

    What to Do After a Divorce is Finalized During your divorce, you likely faced financial ups and downs, economic adjustments, and significant personal changes. Now that you have officially ended your marriage, it’s time to think about the road ahead. In order to move forward from your divorce quickly and smoothly, there are things to do to secure your future when the settlement is complete. In order to ensure you’re moving in the right direction after your divorce, make sure you complete these key tasks: Divide all assets and debts outlined in your settlement ...
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  • How Domestic Violence Survivors Can Get Help During Coronavirus Shutdown

    How Domestic Violence Survivors Can Get Help During Coronavirus Shutdown By Courtney Bellio , McKinley Irvin family law attorney As shelter in place orders take effect across the country, the reality is that staying home isn’t safe for everyone. Many may find themselves forced to stay in close proximity with their abusers. Survivors of domestic violence may now find their abusers using the pandemic as a tool to gain more control. Examples of this may include withholding necessary items such as disinfectants, spreading misinformation about the pandemic to control or frighten the survivor, ...
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  • Dementia & Divorce: Know Your Options

    Dementia & Divorce: Know Your Options Caring for a dementia patient, especially when that patient is your spouse, can be devastating, stressful, and downright frustrating. Individuals with dementia are not always of sound mind, which can lead to emotional outbursts, uncharacteristic mood swings, memory loss, and other odd behaviors. These outbursts can sometimes cause fights, putting excessive stress on the caregiving spouse or leading the ill spouse to look for a way out of their current situation. Unfortunately, these types of conditions can sometimes cause ...
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  • Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland

    Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland McKinley Irvin welcomes our newest family law attorney, Courtney Bellio, to the firm’s Portland office. Courtney represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, parenting plan modifications, and relocation. We are pleased to bring such a strong advocate to our growing Portland team. Courtney is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon and will serve clients from our downtown Portland office, located at 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1810. Read Courtney’s full ...
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  • What You Need to Know About International Child Custody

    What You Need to Know About International Child Custody Child custody cases are never easy, but if you and your co-parent live in different countries, dealing with joint custody or visitation can be quite complicated. The U.S. Census Bureau tells us that international marriages are becoming more and more common, which means there will be more children born of parents from different countries. Our modern society has become much more global, which can be beneficial for several reasons, but it presents very specific challenges in child custody cases. Joint physical custody could be ...
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  • Portland Family Law Attorney Jack G. Dekovich Joins McKinley Irvin

    Portland Family Law Attorney Jack G. Dekovich Joins McKinley Irvin McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome attorney Jack Dekovich to our Portland office. Jack Dekovich focuses his practice on finding optimal solutions for his family law clients. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, legal separation, domestic violence, relocation, and legal matters for unmarried couples. Jack values his client relationships and currently maintains a 100 percent five-star review rating from former clients on Avvo.com. In addition to his family law practice, Jack is a ...
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